Below are some quotes from Albert Einstein that I connect with:
- Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
- Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
- I don't pretend to understand the universe— it's much bigger than I am.
- 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.
- If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research, would it?
- Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
- Innovation is not the product of logical thought, even though the final product is tied to a logical structure.
- My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
- Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
- The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.
- 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.