Albert Einstein: Clever & Wise

Albert Einstein

Did you know?

  • Albert Einstein, a Jew but not an Israeli citizen, was offered the presidency in 1952 but turned it down, stating “I am deeply moved by the offer from our State of Israel, and at once saddened and ashamed that I cannot accept it. (Wikipedia)
  • Einstein considered socks as redundant.  He never wore them even in formal functions!
  • His IQ is supposed to be between 160 and 180
  • His brain was removed upon his death and dissected into 240 pieces, most are stored at the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia.  Two pieces are supposed to be on loan to the British Museum.

 

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
– Einstein
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A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.
Albert Einstein

Are you wise or clever?

Albert Einstein is not only a clever scientists but very wise as well. His philosophies are inspirational.

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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.
– Albert Einstein
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All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field.
~Albert Einstein
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“Don’t have any children. It makes divorce so much more complicated.”
– Einstein
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Everything should be made as simple as possible – but no simpler.
– Albert Einstein
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Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police.
– Albert Einstein

“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.”
– Albert Einstein

“If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.”
– Albert Einstein

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It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.

~Albert Einstein

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
– Albert Einstein
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Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.
– Albert Einstein
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“How do I work? I grope.”
– Einstein
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How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?
– Einstein
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I can’t believe that God plays dice with the universe.
– Einstein
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I don’t know what weapons World War Three will be fought with, but World War Four will be fought with sticks and stones.
– Einstein

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I never thing of the future. It comes soon enough.
– Einstein
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If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
– Einstein
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If my theory of relativity is proven correct, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.
– Einstein
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“If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”
~Einstein

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“If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.”
– Albert Einstein
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If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
– Einstein
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”I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.”
– Albert Einstein
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In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein

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

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”Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
– Albert Einstein
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Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist.  They are wrong: it is the character

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“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”
– Albert Einstein
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No amount of experimentation can prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
– Einstein
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The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
– Einstein
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The hardest thing to understand is why we can understand anything at all.
– Einstein
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The important thing is not to stop questioning.
– Einstein

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

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The environment is everything that isn’t me.
– Einstein
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The only reason for time is so that everything does not happen at once.
– Albert Einstein
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The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking.
—Albert Einstein
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Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
– Eisntein
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We would take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
– Einstein
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Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
– Einstein

When you trip over love, it is easy to get up.  But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.
– Einstein
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When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, you think it’s only a minute. but when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you think it’s two hours. That’s relativity.
– Einstein
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When I study philosophical works I feel I am swallowing something which I don’t have in my mouth.
~Albert Einstein
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With fame I become more and more stupid, which, of course, is a very common phenomenon.
– Albert Einstein
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“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.”
~ Albert Einstein

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