The Most Inspiring Albert Einstein Quotes

Albert Einstein Quotes About Life

Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Germany. Einstein is known for developing the theory of relativity, but he also made important contributions to the development of the theory of quantum mechanics. In 1921, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect. 

Here is a collection of Albert Einstein most inspiring quotes. These sayings take you inside the mind of a true genius, and will change the way you think about life and success:

The Most Famous Albert Einstein Quotes

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.

If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?

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.

Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.

Never memorize something that you can look up.

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.

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

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.

I would teach peace rather than war. I would inculcate love rather than hate.

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

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

Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.

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

Time is an illusion.

A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing.

Science can flourish only in an atmosphere of free speech.

Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.

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

We all know that light travels faster than sound. That's why certain people appear bright until you hear them speak.

Out of clutter, find simplicity.

Genius is 1% talent and 99% percent hard work...

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

I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.

Nothing happens until something moves.

The greatest scientists are artists as well.

Information is not knowledge.

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

The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.

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.

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.

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

If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.

Student: Dr. Einstein, Aren't these the same questions as last year's [physics] final exam? Dr. Einstein: Yes; But this year the answers are different.

What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

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

Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.

If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.

The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth.

Albert Einstein Quotes About Life

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

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

I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.

A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.

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

A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.

I believe in one thing—that only a life lived for others is a life worth living.

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

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.

The best way to cheer yourself is to cheer somebody else up.

When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.

We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.

Love is a better master than duty.

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

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

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.

Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking, observing, there we enter the realm of art and science.

You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

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

All religions, arts, and sciences are branches of the same tree.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

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

Although I am a typical loner in daily life, my consciousness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has preserved me from feeling isolated.

Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.

A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.

We know from daily life that we exist for other people first of all, for whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.

I am by heritage a Jew, by citizenship a Swiss, and by makeup a human being, and only a human being, without any special attachment to any state or national entity whatsoever.

Inspirational Albert Einstein Quotes

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

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

You never fail until you stop trying.

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.

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

Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.

I believe in standardizing automobiles. I do not believe in standardizing human beings.

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?

Creativity is intelligence having fun.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.

I believe in intuitions and inspirations. I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that I am.

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

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

My passion for social justice has often brought me into conflict with people, as has my aversion to any obligation and dependence I did not regard as absolutely necessary.

I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.

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

Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.

If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.

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Albert Einstein Quotes About Imagination

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.

Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.

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

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious.

Imagination is the highest form of research.

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.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.

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

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

Albert Einstein Quotes

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling 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 to affection for a few persons nearest to 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.

Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted.

Albert Einstein Quotes

[I do not] carry such information in my mind since it is readily available in books. ...The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.

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