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Albert Einstein

(1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

 



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Einstein ranks with Galileo and Newton as one of the great conceptual revisers of our understanding of the universe. He was the originator of completely new ways of looking at space, time, and gravitational forces, as well being a champion of pacifism and liberalism.

I particularly love his quotations on thinking and creativity.

See Albert Einstein Online  for a wealth of resources on his life and work.

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  Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

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  On a little and a lot of knowledge by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On being here for other people by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On common sense by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On dependance on the labors of other men by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On determining the proper question by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On difficulty and opportunity by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On fantasy, thought and knowledge by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On gravitation and love by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On great spirits by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On human beings by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On imagination & knowledge by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On knowing and understanding by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On lifelong learning by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On living live and miracles by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On looking on and doing nothing by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On mistakes by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On rules of work by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On sensation of the mystical by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On simplicity by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On solving problems by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On success and value by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On the formulation of a problem by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On the military system by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On the most incomprehensible thing about the world by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On the universe and stupidity by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

  On theory & observation by Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



Quotations from Albert Einstein:

 A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



 Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know that man is here for the sake of other men.

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



 Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by the age of eighteen.

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



 A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



 If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate
How to Define a Problem 



 In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



 When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



 Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



 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.

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate
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 A human being is part of the whole, called by us 'Universe'; a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.

This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and affection for a few persons nearest us.

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

Nobody is able to achieve this completely but striving for such achievement is, in itself, a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate
Quantum Reality, Beyond the New Physics 



 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.

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



 Any fool can know. The point is to understand.

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



 Learning is not a product of schooling but the lifelong attempt to acquire it

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



 There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



 The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



 The only sure way to avoid making mistakes is to have no new ideas.

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



 1. Out of clutter, find simplicity. 2. From discord, find harmony. 3. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



 The most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is good as dead.

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



 Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



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

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



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

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



 The mere formulation of a problem is far more often essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science.

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



 This topic [the importance of individuality] brings me to that worst out-crop of the herd nature, the military system, which I abhor. That a man can take pleasure in marching to the strains of a band is enough to make me despise him. He has only been given his big brain by mistake; a backbone was all he needed. This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism by order, senseless violence, and all the pestilent nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how I hate them! War seems to me a mean, contemptible thing: I would rather be hacked in pieces than take part in such an abominable business. And yet so high, in spite of everything, is my opinion of the human race that I believe this bogey would have disappeared long ago, had the sound sense of the nations not been systematically corrupted by commercial and political interests acting through the schools and the press.

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate
from The World As I See It, pp. 4-5. 



 The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



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

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



 It is the theory that describes what we can observe.

Albert Einstein, (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate



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