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80 Inspirational Albert Einstein Quotes On Life & Success

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Albert Einstein is recognized around the world as one of the most iconic and intelligent minds ever. From his fantastic scientific discoveries, to the hardships he endured during his life; Einstein shared a lot of wisdom and insight on life, people, and the world in general.

Here are 80 of Albert Einstein‘s most insightful quotes:


  1. “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”– Albert Einstein
  2. “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” – Albert Einstein
  3. “Truth is what stands the test of experience.” – Albert Einstein
  4. “Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down in the mind before you reach eighteen.” – Albert Einstein
  5. “The only source of knowledge is experience.” – Albert Einstein
  6. “Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” – Albert Einstein
  7. “There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.” – Albert Einstein
  8. “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.” – Albert Einstein
  9. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein
  10. “Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.” – Albert Einstein
  11. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” – Albert Einstein
  12. “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.” – Albert Einstein
  13. “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein
  14. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein
  15. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
  16. “I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.” – Albert Einstein
  17. “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” – Albert Einstein
  18. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein
  19. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein
  20. “The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.” – Albert Einstein
  21. “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” – Albert Einstein
  22. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein
  23. “Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein
  24. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
  25. “Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.” – Albert Einstein
  26. “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.” – Albert Einstein
  27. “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein
  28. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.” – Albert Einstein
  29. “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.” – Albert Einstein
  30. “The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.” – Albert Einstein
  31. “Information is not knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
  32. “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” – Albert Einstein
  33. “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”– Albert Einstein
  34. “Once you stop learning, you start dying.” – Albert Einstein
  35. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” – Albert Einstein
  36. “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.” – Albert Einstein
  37. “Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.” – Albert Einstein
  38. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein
  39. “Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.” – Albert Einstein
  40. “All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.” – Albert Einstein
  41. “No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.” – Albert Einstein
  42. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein
  43. “You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I’ve only ever had one.” – Albert Einstein
  44. “A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.” – Albert Einstein
  45. “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” – Albert Einstein
  46. “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein
  47. “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein
  48. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein
  49. “Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.” – Albert Einstein
  50. “The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working.” – Albert Einstein
  51. “The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” – Albert Einstein
  52. “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” – Albert Einstein
  53. “A human being is part of a whole called by us the universe.” – Albert Einstein
  54. “Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.” – Albert Einstein
  55. “A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.” – Albert Einstein
  56. “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” – Albert Einstein
  57. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
  58. “Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.” – Albert Einstein
  59. “In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.” – Albert Einstein
  60. “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” – Albert Einstein
  61. “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein
  62. “I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.” – Albert Einstein
  63. “The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.”– Albert Einstein
  64. “Most teachers waste their time by asking questions that are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning is to discover what the pupil does know or is capable of knowing.” – Albert Einstein
  65. “Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” – Albert Einstein
  66. “As a human being, one has been endowed with just enough intelligence to be able to see clearly how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when confronted with what exists.” – Albert Einstein
  67. “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” – Albert Einstein
  68. “I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express it in words afterwards.” – Albert Einstein
  69. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein
  70. “Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today’s events.” – Albert Einstein
  71. “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” – Albert Einstein
  72. “I’d rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.”– Albert Einstein
  73. “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”– Albert Einstein
  74. “Nothing happens until something moves.”– Albert Einstein
  75. “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.”– Albert Einstein
  76. “I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”– Albert Einstein
  77. “A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?”– Albert Einstein
  78. “Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.”– Albert Einstein
  79. “A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.”– Albert Einstein
  80. “A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing.”– Albert Einstein

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The writer is Alamu Tosin. I have three strong passions in life — football, blogging and movies — in that order. I love spending time with friends talking about the important things in life and hate nothing more than ‘authority’ and hypocrisy. My personal believe in life is that once an individual sets his/her mind to achieve something, it is totally possible. And oh!, I am a strong Lannister, because I always pay my debt. For writing or fixing gigs, contact

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