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Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was born in Germany and became an American citizen in 1940. A world-famous theoretical physicist, he was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics and is renowned for his Theory of Relativity. In addition to his scientific work, Einstein was an influential humanist who spoke widely about politics, ethics, and social causes. After leaving Europe, Einstein taught at Princeton University. His theories were instrumental in shaping the atomic age.

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

— Albert Einstein

A man must learn to understand the motives of human beings, their illusions, and their sufferings.

— Albert Einstein

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

— Albert Einstein

All of science is nothing more than the refinement of everyday thinking.

— Albert Einstein

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

— Albert Einstein

Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.

— Albert Einstein

Curiosity is a delicate little plant which, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom.

— Albert Einstein

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

— Albert Einstein

Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do – but gravity cannot be held responsible for it.

— Albert Einstein

Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavour and human creations.

— Albert Einstein

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

— Albert Einstein

Good acts are like good poems. One may easily get their drift, but they are not rationally understood.

— Albert Einstein

Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

— Albert Einstein

I am a deeply religious nonbeliever – this is a somewhat new kind of religion.

— Albert Einstein

I am content in my later years. I have kept my good humour and take neither myself nor the next person seriously.

— Albert Einstein

I believe that a simple and unassuming life is good for everybody, physically and mentally.

— Albert Einstein

I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious.

— Albert Einstein

I have not eaten enough of the tree of knowledge, though in my profession I am obligated to feed on it regularly.

— Albert Einstein

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

— Albert Einstein

I maintain that the cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest motive for scientific research.

— Albert Einstein

I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.

— Albert Einstein

I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.

— Albert Einstein

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

— Albert Einstein

If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.

— Albert Einstein

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I see my life in terms of music.

— Albert Einstein

If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn’t be called research.

— Albert Einstein

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

— Albert Einstein

Imagination is everything; it is the preview of life’s forthcoming attractions.

— Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

— Albert Einstein

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.

— Albert Einstein
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