Inspiration – Albert Einstein

One of people that always inspire me is Albert Einstein.  I believe everybody in this world knows who is Albert Einstein is, so i would not have to describe his whole life story.

I never get tired of reading his quotes and think about their meaning and application to everyday life.

So today i will quote some of his sayings that inspired me and hopefully they can inspire you also:

  • “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Quoted in interview by G.S. Viereck , October 26,1929. Reprinted in “Glimpses of the Great”(1930)

  • “Why is it that nobody understands me, yet everybody likes me?”—Albert Einstein — Quoted in an interview with New York Times, March 12,1944.

  • “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.”—Albert Einstein — To Fred Wall, 1933. AEA 31–845
  • “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”—Albert Einstein — To Carl Seelig – March 11,1952. AEA 39–013
  • “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” —Albert Einstein — To J. Dispentiere – March 24, 1954. AEA 59–495
  • “It is not a lack of real affection that scares me away again and again from marriage. Is it a fear of the comfortable life, of nice furniture, of dishonor that I burden myself with, or even the fear of becoming a contented bourgeois.” —Albert Einstein — To Elsa Löwenthal, after August 3, 1914. CPAE, Vol. 8, Doc.32.
  • “I am truly a ‘lone traveler’ and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart. In the face of all this, I have never lost a sense of distance and the need for solitude.”—Albert Einstein — From “The World As I See It” (1930), reprinted in Ideas and Opinions, 99.
  • “Music does not influence research work, but both are nourished by the same sort of longing, and they complement each other in the release they offer.”—Albert Einstein — To Paul Plaut, October 23, 1928. AEA 28–065
  • “Try to become not a man of success, but try rather to become a man of value.”—Albert Einstein — Quoted by William Miller in Life Magazine, May 2, 1955
  • “The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”—Albert Einstein — Quoted by William Miller in Life Magazine, May 2,1955
  • “The most important 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 for life.”—Albert Einstein — To Reverend C. Greenway, November 20,1950. AEA 28–894.
  • “I am not only a pacifist, but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace…. Is it not better for a man to die for a cause in which he believes, such as peace, than to suffer for a cause in which he does not believe, such as war?”—Albert Einstein — From an interview 1931. Reprinted in Einstein on Peace, 125
  • “It is difficult to say what truth is, but sometimes it is so easy to recognize a falsehood.”—Albert Einstein — To Jeremiah McGuire, October 24,1953. AEA 60–483
  • “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.”—Albert Einstein — Quoted by Ernst Straus in French, Einstein: A Centenary Volume, 32
  • “Marriage is but slavery made to appear civilized.”—Albert Einstein — Quoted by K. Wachsmann in M. Grüning, Ein Haus für Albert Einstein, 159
  • “God gave me the stubbornness of a mule and a fairly keen scent.”—Albert Einstein — Quoted in G.J. Whitrow, Einstein: the man and his achievement, 91
  • “Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation.”—Albert Einstein — From “My Credo” 1932. AEA 28–218
  • “It is not so important where one settles down. The best thing is to follow your instincts without too much reflection.”—Albert Einstein — To Max Born, March 3,1920. AEA 8–146
  • “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”- Quoted in interview by G.S. Viereck, 1929


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