Albert Einstein’s legacy lives on decades after his death. Because of his innovative concepts that have altered our knowledge of the world, he is often referred to as the “Father of Modern Physics.”
The ascension of the industrious scientist to celebrity status, on the other hand, did not occur immediately.
Einstein, unlike many other great scientists of his period, lacked a perfect educational record and was not well connected in the scientific community.
He embodied the stereotype of the lone genius and worked alone most of the time.
Einstein produced four seminal papers in 1905 that lay the groundwork for his general theory of relativity, E=mc2, and quantum mechanics.
A solar eclipse in 1919 was a turning point in his career, as astronomer Sir Arthur Eddington confirmed one of his general relativity predictions. For his explanation of the photoelectric phenomenon, Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921.
Einstein was in a unique position to speak out against Nazi Germany and the persecution of Jews because he was both German-born and Jewish.
The scientist also expressed his displeasure with the racism, bigotry, and injustice he witnessed in the United States.
Einstein is often regarded as the most quoted scientist of all time, despite the fact that this was not his intention.
The words he left behind may be the most effective technique to gain insight into the legend’s mind.
Here is a compilation of the best Albert Einstein quotations ranging from inspirational to thought-provoking, all of which provide insight into how he viewed the world and his work.
- “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.”
- “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
- “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
- “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.”
- “I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking”
- “There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.”
- “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
- “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”
- “Knowledge and ego are directly related. the less knowledge, the greater the ego.”
- “The man with the greatest soul will always face the greatest war with the low-minded person.”
- “I don’t need to know everything, I just need to know where to find it, when I need it.”
- “We cannot get to where we dream of being tomorrow unless we change our thinking today.”
- “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
- 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.”
- “What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.”
- “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.”
- “If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.”
- “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”
- “At least once a day, allow yourself the freedom to think and dream for yourself.”