33 Quotes by Einstein That Will Make You Think

33 Quotes by Einstein That Will Make You Think
Gema Sánchez Cuevas

Written and verified by the psychologist Gema Sánchez Cuevas.

Last update: 28 July, 2022

We all know the outstanding Albert Einstein, with his works, theories and postulates. We also know he had a fierce intellect that nowadays has been confirmed as the foundation of the great history of this genius. But today I’d like to share the more human side of this German physicist, briefly putting aside his scientific side.

I urge you to pause and reflect upon these 33 thought-provoking quotes by Albert Einstein. Phrases that will make you feel the incredible wisdom of the most important scientist of the 20th century. Phrases with which he shares with us the best humanity and life has to offer, in all of its splendor.

1. “We’re all ignorant, we just don’t all ignore the same things.”

2. “An evening where everyone present is in complete agreement is an evening lost.”

3. “Mystery is the most beautiful thing we can experience. It’s the source of all true art and science.”

4. “There are two ways to view life: one is believing that miracles don’t exist, the other is believing that everything is a miracle.”

5. “We are architects of our own destiny.”

6. “Memory is the intelligence of the dumb.”

7. “You don’t truly understand something unless you are capable of explaining it to your grandmother.”

8. “If A is success, then A = X + Y + Z. Where X is work, Y is pleasure and Z is keeping your mouth shut.”

9. “We, mortals, achieve immortality in the things we create together and which remain after we’re gone.”

10. “What a sad era we live in! It’s easier to break an atom than a prejudice.”

11. “Life is very dangerous. Not because of wrongdoers, but rather due to the people who sit and watch while it happens.”

12. “Science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thought.”

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13.  “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

14. “There’s a force stronger than steam, electricity and atomic energy: willpower.”

15. “The word progress has no meaning while there remain unhappy children in the world.”

16. “Mankind’s problem doesn’t reside within atomic bombs, but within its own heart”

17. “Two things are infinite: human stupidity and the universe; and I’m not so sure about the second.”

18. “A person who has never made a mistake has never tried everything new.”

19. “The value of the product can be found in its production.”

20. “My ideal politician is democratic. Everyone must be respected as a person, and no one should be deified.”

21. “The joy of seeing and understanding is the most perfect gift of nature.”

22. “Man finds God behind every door that science manages to open.”

23. “Maturity begins to manifest itself when we feel that our worries about others are greater than our worries about ourselves.”

24. “The ideals that have illuminated my path once and time again, and have given me courage to face life with joy have been: kindness, beauty, and truth.”

25. “I never think about the future. It arrives much too quickly.”


26. “Never consider studies an obligation, but rather an opportunity to penetrate the bautiful and marvelous world of knowing.”

27. “A human being is part of the whole that we call the universe, a limited part of time and space. He is convinced that he, his thoughts and feelings, are somehow independent from everything else, a species of optical illusion of its conscience. That illusion is our prison. It limits our personal desires, and limits us to feel affection for the few people that surround us.”

28. “Our task has to be to free ourselves from that prison, expanding our circle of compassion in order to embrace all living beings and all of nature itself.”

29. “I don’t have special talents, but I am profoundly curious.”

30. “Insanity is doing the some thing over and over again and expecting a different result. If you seek different results, don’t do the same thing.”

31. “If your intention is to describe the truth, then do so with simplicity, and leave elegance to the seamstress.”

32. “The important thing is to never stop asking questions.”

33. “Education is what’s left after you forget everything you learned in school.”

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.