400 Albert Einstein Quotes That Will Move (And Surprise You)

Any fool can know. The point is to understand. Albert Einstein

Imagination is the highest form of research. Albert Einstein (Based on this page, this quote is probably not from Einstein)

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education. Albert Einstein

I salute the man who is going through life always helpful, knowing no fear, and to whom aggressiveness and resentment are alien. Albert Einstein

A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness. Albert Einstein

Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them. Albert Einstein

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. Albert Einstein

All I have is the stubbornness of a mule; no, that’s quite all, I also have a nose. Albert Einstein Note: It’s refreshing to see someone as famous as Einstein laughing at himself. For more on this, check out the humanity and humility section

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

The search for truth is more precious than its possession. Albert Einstein

See also: hard work quotes, wisdom quotes, creativity quotes

The Best Albert Einstein Quotes

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The value of achievement lies in the achieving.

Long live impudence! It’s my guardian angel in this world.

I always get by best with my naivety, which is 20 percent deliberate.

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

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

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

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.

Three rules of work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

On the mysterious: It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. He who knows it not and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is as good as dead, a snuffed-out candle.

The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance.

Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.

To see with one’s own eyes, to feel and judge without succumbing to the suggestive power of the fashion of the day, to be able to express what one has seen and felt in a trim sentence or even in a cunningly wrought word – is that not glorious? Is it not a proper subject for congratulation?

Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.

The ideals which have lighted me on my way and time after time given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been truth, goodness, and beauty.

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

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.

I do not at all believe in human freedom in the philosophical sense. Everybody acts not only under external compulsion but also in accordance with inner necessity.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius, and a lot of courage, to move in the opposite direction.

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

The only thing I did was this: in long intervals I have expressed an opinion on public issues whenever they appeared to me so bad and unfortunate that silence would have made me feel guilty of complicity.

How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it.

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.

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.

When I am judging a theory, I ask myself whether, if I were God, I would have arranged the world in such a way.

I believe in intuition and inspiration. At times I feel certain I am right while not knowing the reason.

Don’t listen to the person who has the answers; listen to the person who has the questions.

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