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...
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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...
The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.
The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm, but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
The world we have created is a product of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
To stimulate creativity, one must develop the childlike inclination for play.
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness.
Truth is what stands the test of experience.
Unless the cause of peace based on law gathers behind it the force and zeal of a religion, it hardly can hope to succeed.
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the life-long attempt to acquire it.
Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not.