Albert Einstein Quotes


Information about Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein's interest in physics began when his father gave him a compass when he was five. His teachers believed he had little scholastic promise, so he dropped out of school at the age of 15. Attending the Federal Polytechnic Academy in Zurich, he excelled in mathematics and physics and went on to take a succession of short-lived teaching posts. When his wife became pregnant, he too…

Date of Birth: March 14, 1879
Date of Death: April 18, 1955


Found 772 quotes by Albert Einstein .
[ Page 1 of 37 ]
Albert Einstein

"I cannot believe that God would choose to play dice with the universe." Albert Einstein
The Born-Einstein Letters (1971) The direct quote is "I, at any rate, am convinced that He does not throw dice," but Einstein often used variations of this quote and indeed spoke it differently to different parties. Add Category or Author

Belief    Famous    God    Justice    Quote of the Day    Top 100    Universe   

Albert Einstein

"I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right." Albert Einstein
Add Category or Author

Famous    Persistence    Top 100   

Albert Einstein

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe." Albert Einstein
The authenticity of this quote is disputed and no source before 1969 can be found, though this sentiment was certainly not expressed first by Einstein even if it was really spoken by him. Earlier variants include, "He quotes the saying of Renan: it isn't the stars that give him an idea of infinity; it is man's stupidity" and "But who knows? The earth has its boundaries, but human stupidity is infinite!" Add Category or Author

Editor's Pick    Einstein    Famous    Funny    Human    Pearls of Wisdom    Quote of the Day    Top 100   

Albert Einstein

"Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do — but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it." Albert Einstein
As quoted in Albert Einstein, The Human Side: New Glimpses From His Archives (1979), pg. 56 Written by Einstein in the margin of a letter, written to him, in German. Add Category or Author

Cute    Editor's Pick    Enthusiasm    Famous    inspirational    Life Experiences    Love    Quote of the Day    Top 100   

Albert Einstein

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." Albert Einstein
Add Category or Author

German Physicist    Life    Pearls of Wisdom    Simplicity   

Albert Einstein

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science." Albert Einstein
Add Category or Author

Art    Editor's Pick    Famous    Life    Mysterious    Pearls of Wisdom    Positive    Quotations    Quote of the Day    Science   

Albert Einstein

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world" Albert Einstein
Cosmic Religion : With Other Opinions and Aphorisms (1931) pg. 97 The quote continues, "...stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research." Add Category or Author

Argument    Famous    German Physicist    Imagination    Knowledge    Pearls of Wisdom    Top 100   

Albert Einstein

"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein
As quoted in And I Quote (2003) pg. 146 Add Category or Author

Famous    German Physicist    Top 100   

Albert Einstein

"The hardest thing in the world to understand is income taxes." Albert Einstein
Letter to Time Magazine (22 February 1963). Einstein's friend Leo Mattersdorf reported Einstein saying this, to which Mattersdorf replied, "There is one thing more difficult, and that is your theory of relativity." Einstein responded, "Oh no, that is easy." Add Category or Author

Famous    Funny    Humorous    Taxes And Taxation    Top 100   

Albert Einstein

"I don't know what weapons will be used in world war three, but in world war four people will use sticks and stones." Albert Einstein
Add Category or Author

Editor's Pick    Funny    Humorous    Quote of the Day    War    Weapons   

Albert Einstein

"Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed." Albert Einstein
Add Category or Author

Change    Editor's Pick    Funny    Quote of the Day   

Albert Einstein

"I want to know [God's] thoughts, the rest are details." Albert Einstein
"A Talk with Einstein," The Listener 54, (1955) pg. 370-371 In Einstein's quest to understand the Creator's rules for the universe, he frequently spoke on discovering the underlying principles of reality. Add Category or Author

Famous    German Physicist    God    Intelligence    Pearls of Wisdom    Top 100   

Albert Einstein

"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking" Albert Einstein
A Close Look at the World's Greatest Thinker, American Magazine, (June 1930) Einstein was interviewed by M. K. Wisehart for American magazine, and spoke the above quote, which continues, "just as the man who spends too much time in the theaters is apt to be content with living vicariously instead of living his own life." Add Category or Author

Brain    Famous    Top 100   

Albert Einstein

"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." Albert Einstein
Add Category or Author

German Physicist   

Albert Einstein

"Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions." Albert Einstein
Add Category or Author

Ideals And Idealism    Imagination    inspirational   

Albert Einstein

"Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it." Albert Einstein
As quoted in Albert Einstein, The Human Side: New Glimpses From His Archives (1979) pg. 57 Written in a letter to a student, E. Holzapfel, in 1951. Add Category or Author

Famous    German Physicist    Top 100   

Albert Einstein

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile." Albert Einstein
As quoted in the New York Times, (June 20, 1932), pg. 17 In answer to a question asked by the editors of Youth, a journal of Young Israel of Williamsburg, NY Add Category or Author

Life    Quote of the Day    Worth   

Albert Einstein

"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value." Albert Einstein
Add Category or Author

German Physicist    inspirational    Motivational    Quote of the Day   

Albert Einstein

"Creativity is intelligence having fun." Albert Einstein
Add Category or Author

Creativity    Funny   

Albert Einstein

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." Albert Einstein
Add Category or Author

Editor's Pick    Einstein    Hope    Learning    Life    Quote of the Day   

Albert Einstein

"The only mistake in life is the lesson not learned." Albert Einstein
Add Category or Author

Learning    Life    Quote of the Day   



You'll also like:

German Physicist Einstein
Life Meaning Of Life
Life Editor's Pick


Add this widget to your website!


Popular Current Topics


"The words you need by the people you admire."

Copyright © 2002-2013 Great Quotes.com


Contact