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.
By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature...
A new edition of the most definitive collection of Albert Einstein's popular writings, gathered under the supervision of Einstein himself. The selections range from his earliest days as a theoretical physicist to his death in 1955; from such subjects as relativity, nucl...
Everyone has heard of Albert Einstein-but what exactly did he do? How much do kids really know about Albert Einstein besides the funny hair and genius label? For instance, do they know that he was expelled from school as a kid? Finally, here's the story of Albert Einste...
The Einstein revealed in these writings is witty, keenly perceptive, and deeply concerned for humanity. Einstein believed in the possibility of a peaceful world and in the high mission of science to serve human well-being. As we near the end of a century in which scienc...
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
It is not so important where one settles down. The best thing is to follow your instincts without too much reflection.
It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
It would be better if you begin to teach others only after you yourself have learned something.
It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
Look deep, deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Make it as simple as possible but no simpler.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.
Nothing happens until something moves.
One gains the purest joy from spirited things only when they are not tied in with earning one’s livelihood.
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Small is the number that see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty and truth.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
The monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
The most precious things in life are not those you get for money.
The only source of knowledge is experience.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.