Albert Einstein’s name has become synonymous with genius but his contributions to science might have been cut short had he stayed in Germany, where he was born on March 14, 1879.
Albert Einstein was the embodiment of pure intellect, the bumbling professor with the German accent.He was unfathomably profound — the genius among geniuses who had discovered ,just by thinking , that the universe is not as it seemed.
He was a great physicist was also engagingly simple, trading ties and socks for mothy sweaters and sweatshirts.
Even now scientists marvel at the daring of general relativity.Much to his surprise, his ideas, like Darwin’s, reverberated beyond science, influencing modern culture from painting to poetry. At first even many scientists didn’t really grasp relativity, prompting Arthur Eddington’s celebrated wisecrack (asked if it was true that only three people understood relativity, the witty British astrophysicist paused, then said, “I am trying to think who the third person is”).
Here are his famous quotes on life , education , success , happiness intelligence and courage.
Albert Einstein Quotes on Education
A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward,
then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking… the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Work is the only thing that gives substance to life.
Never lose a holy curiosity.
When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
When the solution is simple, God is answering.
Money only appeals to selfishness and always tempts its owners irresistibly to abuse it. Can anyone imagine Moses, Jesus, or Gandhi armed with the money-bags of Carnegie?
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.
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.
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.
Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.
A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
The person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Example isn’t another way to teach, it is the only way to teach.
If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what then, is an empty desk?
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Try not to become just a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
It´s not that I´m so smart; it´s just that I stay with problems longer.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you, mine are still greater.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.
Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
Technological change is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.