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Albert Einstein quotes: tap into your inner smartypants with these quotes from the man who made science cool-ish, Albert Einstein.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

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

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”

“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age 18.”

“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.”

“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”

“Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”

“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.”

“The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.”

“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.”

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved through understanding.”

“A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.”

“All religions, arts, and sciences are branches of the same tree.”

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

“Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.”

“Love is a better teacher than duty.”

“A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.”

“Only understanding for our neighbors, justice in our dealings, and willingness to help our fellow men can give human society permanence and assure security for the individual.”

“The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.”

“I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.”

“Everybody is a genius.  But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

“Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”

“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.”

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; or you can live as if everything is a miracle.”

“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

“Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.”

“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.”

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”

“The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.”

“I think and think for months and years.  Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false.  The hundredth time, I am right.”

“Most teachers waste their time by asking questions that are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning is to discover what the pupil does know or is capable of knowing.”

“The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working.”

“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.”

“The only source of knowledge is experience.”

“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.”

“Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.”

“I have no special talent.  I am only passionately curious.”

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

“Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”

“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”

“As a human being, one has been endowed with just enough intelligence to be able to see clearly how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when confronted with what exists.”

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.  The important thing is to never stop questioning.”

“Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today’s events.”

“Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.”

“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.”

“Logic will get you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere.”

“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of others.”

“Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.”

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

“A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?”

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.  It is the source of all true art and science.”

“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 monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.”

“If A is a success in life, then A equals X plus Y plus Z.  Work is X, Y is play, and Z is keeping your mouth shut.”

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”

“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.”

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”

“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.”

“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.”

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