So many people are in awe of the intelligence of Abert Einstein.
We all know him today as the man behind the theory of relativity. He was also awarded the Nobel Prize for his explanation of the photoelectric effect. Lesser known is he was the husband of his wife Elsa Einstein.
But who would have thought that this renowned scientist was once a teenager people assumed didn’t have a bright future. He was a high school dropout and ran away after being drafted in the military.
One of his teachers even told him he would not amount to anything.
He suffered because the education system stifled his originality and creativity.
After college, job hunting was difficult because of the animosity from one of his professors. After publishing one of his theories, the Nazis denounced what they called his “Jewish physics” through a book called One Hundred Authors Against Einstein
He experienced the death of a loved one, meager income, divorce, sickness, and suffering like many of us. But despite all the hardships he went through, he pressed on.
Today, his reputation surpassed all the expectations of his teachers and even his own parents. We know him as one of the pillars of physics and the one who started another branch of science, cosmology. He certainly provided a number of questions that make us think about the world around us.
What we can learn from his story is to never quit amidst difficulties. When we truly set our hearts to do something we love, we will find the purpose in life we are looking for.
Here are 20 quotes from Einstein to inspire us:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
“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.”
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”
“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.”
“The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
“A human being is part of a whole called by us the universe.”
“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”
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“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
“A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.”
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”
“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.”
“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.”
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”
“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”