Top 20 Great Albert Einstein Quotes

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German-born scientist Albert Einstein is probably the world’s most famous scientist. His work helped bring a new era of discovery and knowledge to the area of physics. Apart from being known for many inventions and discoveries, Albert Einstein was known for words and phrases and following 20 of his great quotes.

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

“Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”

"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind."

“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.”

“Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.”

"I never think of the future. It comes soon enough."

"Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it."

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

“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.”

"He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."

“The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.”

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.”

“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.”

"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding."

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

"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."

"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."

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

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This article was published on 2013/10/03
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