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Albert Einstein

1879-1955 ,  German-Jewish physicist
Albert EinsteinGerman-born physicist who developed the special and general theories of Relativity and won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921 for his explanation of the photoelectric effect. Einstein is generally considered the most influential physicist of the 20th century.

He is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2.
He was named by TIME magazine the “Person of the 20th Century”.

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Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.

God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.

Force always attracts men of low morality.

God doesn't play dice with the world.

God may be sophisticated, but he's not malicious.

I am neither a German citizen, nor do I believe in anything that can be described as a “Jewish faith.” But I am a Jew and glad to belong to the Jewish people, though I do not regard it in any way as chosen.

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.

I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.

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

I love to travel, but I hate to arrive.

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

I want to know God's thoughts - the rest are mere details.

If A is success in life, then A = x + y + z. Work is x, play is y and z is keeping your mouth shut.

If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.

A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way. But intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience.

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

Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity, I do not understand it myself anymore.

Taken on the whole, I would believe that Gandhi's views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time.

Today the atomic bomb has altered profoundly the nature of the world as we know it, and the human race consequently finds itself in a new habitat to which it must adapt its thinking.

All of science is nothing more than the refinement of everyday thinking.

Common sense is actually nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down in the mind prior to the age of eighteen.

Creativity is intelligence having fun.

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

Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.

Everyone likes me, yet nobody understands me.

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

In so far as theories of mathematics speak about reality, they are not certain, and in so far as they are certain, they do not speak about reality.

Information is not knowledge.

It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.

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

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

Our entire much-praised technological progress, and civilization generally, could be compared to an axe in the hand of a pathological criminal.

Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem—in my opinion—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.

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

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

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.

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

The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.

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

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

Two things are infinite: the universe and the human stupidity.

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity.

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