Albert Einstein

Country Germany
Born Friday, 14 March 1879
Quotes 952
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics and one of the most prolific intellects in human history. 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". The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory within physics. (Source: Wikipedia)
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“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."” Uncategorized
“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” Uncategorized
“You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.” Uncategorized
“Play is the highest form of research.” Uncategorized
“There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.” Uncategorized
“The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.” Uncategorized
“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth” Uncategorized
“You cannot solve a problem with the mind that created it. First you must change the mind.” Uncategorized
“I don't pretend to understand the universe — it's much bigger than I am.” Uncategorized
“It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.” Uncategorized
“Generations to come will find it difficult to believe that a man such as Gandhi ever walked the face of this earth” Uncategorized
“I believe in Spinoza's God, who reveals Himself in the lawful harmony of the world, not in a God who concerns Himself with the fate and the doings of mankind" Uncategorized
“I asked myself childish questions and proceeded to answer them.” Uncategorized
“I do not at all believe in human freedom in the philosophical sense…. Schopenhauer’s saying, ‘A man can do what he wants, but not will what he wants,’ has been a very real inspiration to me since my youth; it has been a continual consolation in the face of life’s hardships, my own and others’, and an unfailing wellspring of tolerance. This realization mercifully mitigates the easily paralyzing sense of responsibility and prevents us from taking ourselves and other people too seriously; it is conducive to a view of life which, in part, gives humour its due.” Uncategorized
“Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.” Uncategorized
“Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.” Uncategorized
“I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference!” Uncategorized
“A society's competitive advantage will come not from how well its schools teach the multiplication and periodic tables, but from how well they stimulate imagination and creativity.” Uncategorized
“I do not teach anyone I only provide the environment in which they can learn” Uncategorized
“There is nothing known as "Perfect". Its only those imperfections which we choose not to see!!” Uncategorized