Albert Einstein quotes

Born in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany in 1879, Albert Einstein developed the special and general theories of relativity. In 1921, he won the Nobel Prize for physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect. Einstein is generally considered the most influential physicist of the 20th century. Einstein was asked to be the president of Israel, but he declined: After Chaim Weizmann, Israel’s first president, died in 1952, the country’s prime minister offered the job to Einstein. He died on April 18, 1955, in Princeton, New Jersey.
(Source: Biography.com)


“In view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what really makes me angry is that they quote me for the support of such views.”

“I’m not an atheist and I don’t think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangements of the books, but doesn’t know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.”

“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.”

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

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
[or a variant ascribed to Einstein:] “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”

“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 difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.”
[I love that quote!]

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

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