Albert Einstein Quotes
1. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
2. The ordinary objects of human endeavor – property, outward success, luxury – have always seemed to me contemptible.
3. Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance, and self-criticism.
4. I am happy because I want nothing from anyone. I do not care for money. Decorations, titles, or distinctions mean nothing to me. I do not crave praise. The only thing that gives me pleasure, apart from my work, my violin, and my sailboat, is the appreciation of my fellow workers.
5. I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.
6. The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.
7. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle.
8. If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.
9. Only if outward and inner freedom are constantly and consciously pursued is there a possibility of spiritual development and perfection and thus of improving man’s outward and inner life.
10. The aim (of education) must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals who, however, can see in the service to the community their highest life achievement.
11. The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained liberation from the self.
12. I believe in one thing, only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
13. The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further that the crowd. The woman who walks alone will likely find herself in places no one has ever been.
14. Thinking is hard work; that’s why so few do it.
16. Although I have a regular work schedule, I take time to go for long walks on the beach so that I can listen to what is going on inside my head. If my work isn’t going well, I lie down in the middle of a workday and gaze at the ceiling while I listen and visualize what goes on in my imagination.
17. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I received and am still receiving.
18. Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions that differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
19. Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance, and self-criticism.
Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.
20. I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves – such an ethical basis I call more proper for a herd of swine.
21. We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, and we create dreams.
22. That is the way to learn the most, that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that time passes.
23. I do not believe much in education. Each man ought to be his own model, however frightful that may be.
24. Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason, mastery demands all of a person.
25. I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.
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.
26. If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
27. Failure and deprivation are the best educators and purifiers.
28. We have to do the best we are capable of. This is our sacred human responsibility.
29. A ship is always safe on a shore but that is not what it’s built for.
30. Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Failure is success in progress
31. A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.
32. The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulate the creative mind.
33. I am content in my later years. I have kept my good humor and take neither myself nor the next person seriously.