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CELEBRATING ALBERT EINSTEINToday, March 14 marks Albert...



CELEBRATING ALBERT EINSTEIN

Today, March 14 marks Albert Einstein’s birthday. Celebrate his life with these few quotes that have nothing to do his theory of relativity!

  • “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."— In a letter to Carl Seelig, 1952; Einstein Archives 39-013
  • "The cult of individual personalities is always, in my view, unjustified. To be sure, nature distributes her gifts variously among her children. But there are plenty of the well-endowed ones too, thank God, and I am firmly convinced that most of them live quiet, unregarded lives. It strikes me as unfair, and even in bad taste, to select a few of them for boundless admiration, attributing superhuman powers of mind and character to them. This has been my fate, and the contrast between the popular estimate of my powers and achievements and the reality is simply grotesque.” — From The World As I See It, 1949 
  • “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music … I cannot tell if I would have done any creative work of importance in music, but I do know that I get most joy in life out of my violin."— To The Saturday Evening Post, October 1929
  • "The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working."— Via an article in Smithsonian magazine, 1979 
  • "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. This insight into the mystery of life, coupled though it be with fear, has also given rise to religion. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms— this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong in the ranks of devoutly religious men.” — From Living Philosophies, 1931


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