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Albert Einstein

  • German physicist
  • Born March 14, 1879
  • Died April 18, 1955

Albert Einstein (; German: [ˈalbɛɐ̯t ˈʔaɪnʃtaɪn] (listen); 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.


Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.




Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.

Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.




An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.

An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.




There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.

There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.




Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.




We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.




Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.




Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.




Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.




The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.




It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.




Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.

Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.




You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.

You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.




A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?




The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.




We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.




The only source of knowledge is experience.




I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.




Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.




The faster you go, the shorter you are.

The faster you go, the shorter you are.




True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.

True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.




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.

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.




Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.




Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.




Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.




I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.




Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.




People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.




Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.

Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.




Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.




Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.




Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.

Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.




He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.




Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.




One may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.




In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.



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