The Wisdom of Albert Einstein

· September 23, 2015

Albert Einstein wasn’t only the most brilliant physicist of the 20th century and one of the brightest in history. He also shined throughout his life for his humanistic views on the world and his deep reflections about the future of mankind.

He was friends with the greatest thinkers of his time and just as he marveled at the wonders of the universe, he also obsessively pondered God and destiny.

Enjoy this collection of some of Einstein’s most memorable quotes.

“The mind is like a parachute… It only works if we keep it open.”

“Everyone is ignorant. We’re simply not ignorant of the same things.”

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

“The biggest mystery in the world is that it is understandable.”

“Everything should be simplified as much as possible, but no more.”

“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”

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

“Not everything that matters can be measured, and not everything that can be measured matters.”

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. If you’re looking for different results, don’t do the same thing every time.”


“There are two ways to look at life: to believe that miracles don’t exist and to believe everything is a miracle.”

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

“My political ideal is democracy. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.”

“The ideals that light my way and time and time again have given me the courage to face life with joy are: kindness, beauty and truth.”

“I never think about the future. It comes soon enough.”

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

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

“Education is what’s left after forgetting what you learned in school.”

“We mortals achieve immortality in the things we create in common and which remain after we part.”

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

“The word progress has no meaning as long as unhappy children exist.”

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

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

“An evening where everyone present is in total agreement is an evening wasted.”

“If you are trying to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.”

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

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

“Science is no more than polished everyday thought.”

“Maturity appears when we start to worry more about others than about ourselves.”

“Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.”

“Life is very dangerous. Not due to evil doers, but rather due to those who stand by and watch.”

“There is a force more powerful than steam, electricity and atomic energy: willpower.”