Albert Einstein Biography | Inspiration Quotations | Motivation Quotes

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein Motivational Quotations:

  • “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

  •  “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”

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

  •  “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.”

  •  “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”

  •  “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.”

  •  “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

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

  •  “Never memorize something that you can look up.”

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

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

  •  “When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.”

  •  “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”

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

  •  “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”

  •  “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”

  •  “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”

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

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

  •  “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.

  •  “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.”

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

    Albert Einstein


  • “You never fail until you stop trying.”

  •  “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

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

  •  “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”

  •  “It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.”

  •  “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.”

  •  “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

  •  “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”

  •  “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”

  •  “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.”

  •  “Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.”

  •  “Black holes are where God divided by zero.”

  •  “When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.”

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

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

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

  •  “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”

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

  • “The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.”

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

  •  “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.”

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

  • “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.”

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

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

  •  “Time is an illusion.”

  •  “Love is a better master than duty.”

  •  “It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.”

  •  “I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking”

  •  “Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”

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

  •  “We all know that light travels faster than sound. That's why certain people appear bright until you hear them speak.”

  •  “Out of clutter, find simplicity.”

  •  “Genius is 1% talent and 99% percent hard work...”

  •  “Nothing happens until something moves.”

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

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

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

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

  •  “Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty.”

  •  “However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.”

  •  “Imagination is the highest form of research.”

  •  “I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.”

  •  “God does not play dice with the universe.”

  •  “The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.”

  •  “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”

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

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

    Albert Einstein

  •  “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
  •  “What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.”

  •   “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”

  •  “You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.”

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

  •  “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.”

  •  “Student: Dr. Einstein, Aren't these the same questions as last year's [physics] final exam? Dr. Einstein: Yes; But this year the answers are different.”

  •  “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”

  •  “Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.”

  •  “The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”

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

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

  •  “Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social enviroment. Most people are incapable of forming such opinions."

  •  “You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.”

  •  “If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”

  •  “If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.”

  •  “Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.”

  •  “If there is any religion that could respond to the needs of modern science, it would be Buddhism.”

  •  “I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms.”

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

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

  •  “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.”

  •   “When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.”

  •  “Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.”

  •  “The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!”

  •  “The only real valuable thing is intuition.”

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

  •  “It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.”

  •  “The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.”

  •  “Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.”

  • “A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.”

  • “I want to know God's thoughts - the rest are mere details.”

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

  •  “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”

  •  “Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else.”

  •  “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”

  •  “One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike -- and yet it is the most precious thing we have.”

  •  “We know from daily life that we exist for other people first of all, for whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.”

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

  • “Even on the most solemn occasions I got away without wearing socks and hid that lack of civilization in high boots”

  •  “The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth.”

  •  “Information is not knowledge.”

  •  “The word 'God' is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can (for me) change this.”

  •  “No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? ”

  •  “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them”



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