Albert Einstein, the most influential physicist of the 20th century was born with a misshapen head to a middle-class German Jewish family. He didn’t talk until he was nearly four years old. His first sentence was…
Einstein hated school, especially rote learning and he refused to study anything that he didn’t find interesting.
He dropped out of high-school, but eventually graduated from college. You know the rest of the story.
Einstein is known for many things: the theory of relativity, cavorting with ladies, absentmindedness, crazy hair, and some really cool quotes. Here’s some of my favorites.
God did not create evil. Just as darkness is the absence of light, evil is the absence of God.
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
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.
If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.
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.
I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
Never memorize something that you can look up. (I think he came up with that because he was so absentminded!)
Thanks Al, for everything. Except those ridiculous rules of marriage. No wonder Mileva divorced you.