Albert Einstein is without a doubt one of the brightest minds to ever live on Earth. He was a German-born Theoretical physicist and the researchers responsible for developing the general theory of relativity which is one of the two pillars of modern physics.
Throughout the years Albert Einstein’s remained as insightful and philosophical, traits that gave his special character meaning as he moved through life
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Just like Tesla, Einstein was far ahead of his time envisioning things that to others seem as impossible, strange or unorthodox.
Here below we have 20 quotes from Albert Einstein that we really like and will most definitely teach you something new.
“The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.”
“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings 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.”
“I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”
“I want to know God’s thoughts; the rest are details.”
“Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.”
“The only real valuable thing is intuition.”
“Human knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life. Humanity has every reason to place the proclaimers of high moral standards and values above the discoverers of objective truth.”
“Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism — how passionately I hate them!”
“Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.”
“A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.”
“Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do— but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it.”
“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 am convinced that He (God) does not play dice.”
“He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.”
“God is subtle but he is not malicious.”
“My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.”
“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
“Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down by the mind before you reach eighteen.”
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”
But what about aliens?
There was an intriguing item from January 1920, a reference to an article in the London Daily Mail, whose correspondent had asked the soon-to-be Nobel laureate his opinions about extraterrestrial life.
Radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi had recently told the same paper about mysterious signals he speculated may have come from Mars. What did Einstein think?
“There is every reason to believe that Mars and other planets are inhabited,” answered the professor.
“Why should the earth be the only planet supporting human life? It is not singular in any other respect. But if intelligent creatures do exist, as we may assume they do elsewhere in the universe, I should not expect them to try to communicate with the earth by wireless [radio]. Light rays, the direction of which can be controlled much more easily, would more probably be the first method attempted.”