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Monday, November 14, 2005

Into the mind of Albert Einstein

Here is a peek inside the mind of Albert Einstein:

Albert Einstein Quotes

My favourite ones:
  • 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.
  • A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
  • Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
  • Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
  • Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
  • He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
  • I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
  • I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
  • I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
  • If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.
  • If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
  • Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
  • Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
  • No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
  • One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.
  • Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
  • Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
  • The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
  • The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
  • The mere formulation of a problem is far more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skills. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science.
  • The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
  • The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
  • Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

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