Albert Einstein, a theoretical physicist, humanist and Jew was born on March 14, 1879 in Germany. The most influential scientist and physicist developed one of the pillars of modern physics, the “General Theory of Relativity,” and the most famous equation, E=mc2. Albert Einstein received many awards for his intellectual works including Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 for his services and contribution to physics, especially for discovering the law of Photoelectric effect.

In 1933, Einstein visited America the same time Adolf Hitler become powerful and did not go back to his birth country where he is a professor in the esteemed Berlin Academy of Sciences. He settled and became a U.S citizen in 1940.

Einstein has contributed a lot to physics, as evident in his more than 300 scientific papers and 150 non-scientific works. By the way, Einstein understand the danger of nuclear weapons, which is why he alerted President Franklin Roosevelt about Germany developing atomic weapon, and recommended that the US should do the same to protect the Allied Forces.

On April 17 1955, he experienced internal bleeding caused by abdominal aortic aneurysm, the next day April 18 he died in Princeton Hospital at the age of 76, leaving five children from two marriages.

Einstein originality and intellectual achievements have made his last name, synonymous with genius.

You can find famous Albert Einstein quotes in this page, so read on.

Albert Einstein Quotes

“I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly”


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


“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 what one has learned in school.”


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


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


“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”


“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

“Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish.”

“Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.”

“Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based 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.”

“Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.”

“Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.”

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

“I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”


“I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.”

“If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith.”

“If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.”

“Imagination is more important than knowledge…”


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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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


“Perfection of means and confusion of ends seems to characterize our age.”

“Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”

“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.”


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


“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”

“The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.”

“The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.”

Famous Einstein Quotes


“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”

“To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.”

“Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.”

“Truth is what stands the test of experience.”

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”

“If I were to start taking care of my grooming, I would no longer be my own self….”

 “I want to know God’s thoughts. The rest are details.”

“Regarding sex education: no secrets!”

“Why is it that nobody understands me, yet everybody likes me?”

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”

“Only the one who does not question is safe from making a mistake.”

“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.”

“I think we have to safeguard ourselves against people who are a menace to others, quite apart from what may have motivated their deeds.”

“I lived in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.”

“Strenuous intellectual work and the study of God’s Nature are the angels that will lead me through all the troubles of this life with consolation, strength, and uncompromising rigor.”

“Enjoying the joys of others and suffering with them—these are the best guides for man.”

“Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.”



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