Monday, March 12, 2012

Words of Wisdom by Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein-born on March 14, 1879- the father of modern physics is one of the most prolific intellects and influential figures in human history. The word ‘Einstein’ has become synonymous with the word ‘genius’ due to the great intelligence and originality that Einstein demonstrated during his entire lifetime. We have collected some of the most famous and inspiring quotes of the genius. Read below and get enlightened.

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”


"Try to become not a man of success, but try rather to become a man of value."

--Life magazine. May 2, 1955.


"I'm enough of an artist to draw freely on my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited; imagination encircles the world."

--Quoted in interview by G.S. Viereck, October 26, 1929. Reprinted in "Glimpses of the Great" (1930).


"A man must learn to understand the motives of human beings, their illusions, and their sufferings."

--from an interview in the New York Times, September 1952.


"Curiosity is a delicate little plant which, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom"

--Autobiographical Notes. 1949.


"I believe in intuitions and inspirations. I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know if I am.

--G.S. Viereck interview, October 26, 1929, reprinted in "Glimpses of the Great" (1930).


"A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future."

--CPAE, Vol 1., Doc 22, 1896.


"The monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind"

--Speech "Civilization and Science," at Royal Albert Hall, London, 1933.


"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly."

--letter to Morris Raphael Cohen, professor emeritus of philosophy at the College of the City of New York.


Some Humours Quotes by Einstein

"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love."

"The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax."

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

"Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy."

"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."

"The most aggravating thing about the younger generation is that I no longer belong to it."

"With fame, I become more and more stupid, which of course is a very common phenomenon."

When his wife asked him to change clothes to meet the German Ambassador: "they want to see me, here I am. If they want to see my clothes, open my closet and show them my suits."