Top 100 Albert Einstein Quotes And Sayings

Following are popular Albert Einstein quotes. We’ve compiled a list of the top-100 Einstein quotes and sayings on work, life, optimism, science and more.

Top-100 Famous Albert Einstein Quotes


“Genius is 1% talent and 99% hard work…”


“I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.”


“I’d rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.”


“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”


“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”


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


“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”


“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”


“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?”


“Nothing happens until something moves.”


“Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.”

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“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”


“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.”


“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.”


“A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.”


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


“The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”


“A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing.”


“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”


“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.”


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

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“What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.”


“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, we create the dreams.”


“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”


“The best way to cheer yourself is to cheer somebody else up.”


“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”


“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”


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


“Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.”


“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”


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

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


“When the solution is simple, God is answering.”


“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”


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


“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”


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


“Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.”


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


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


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

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


“The only source of knowledge is experience.”


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


“Force always attracts men of low morality.”


“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.”


“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.”


“A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.”


“We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.”


“The only real valuable thing is intuition.”


“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.”

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


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


“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”


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


“I believe in intuitions and inspirations…I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am.”


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


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


“Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.”


“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.”


“God always takes the simplest way.”

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


“Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.”


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


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


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


“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”


“Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish.”


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


“I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.”


“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

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


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


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


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


“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”


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


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


“The faster you go, the shorter you are.”


“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”


“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.”

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“I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.”


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


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


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


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


“Information is not knowledge.”


“Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”


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


“If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.”


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

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“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”


“In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.”


“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.”


“The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”


“Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.”


“We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.”


“The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.”


“It is only to the individual that a soul is given.”


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