Albert Einstein

BIRTH DATE: 14 March 1879 Ulm, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire
DEATH DATE : 18 April 1955 (aged 76) Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
Residence : Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria (present-day Czech Republic), Belgium, United States
Citizenship : Subject of the Kingdom of Württemberg during the German Empire (1879–1896)
Stateless (1896–1901) , Citizen of Switzerland (1901–1955) , Austrian subject of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1911–1912) , Subject of the Kingdom of Prussia during the German Empire (1914–1918) , German citizen of the Free State of Prussia (Weimar Republic, 1918–1933) , Citizen of the United States (1940–1955)
Fields : Physics, philosophy
Education : Swiss Federal Polytechnic (1896–1900; B.A., 1900) University of Zurich (Ph.D., 1905)
Thesis : A New Determination of Molecular Dimensions) (1905)
Known for : General relativity and special relativity, Photoelectric effectm, E=mc 2, Theory of Brownian motion, Einstein field equations, Bose–Einstein statistics, Bose–Einstein condensate, Gravitational wave, Cosmological constant, Unified field theory, EPR paradox
Notable awards : Barnard Medal (1920), Nobel Prize in Physics (1921), Matteucci Medal (1921), ForMemRS (1921), Copley Medal (1925), Gold Medal of the ,Royal Astronomical Society (1926) ,Max Planck Medal (1929), Time Person of the Century (1999)


  • Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
  • Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.
  • Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
  • Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
  • In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
  • 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.
  • Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
  • A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be. “
  • A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
  • All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
  • Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
  • 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.
  • Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
  • Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
  • Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.
  • All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
  • 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.
  • He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
  • I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.
  • I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
  • I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
  • I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
  • Information is not knowledge.
  • Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
  • Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
  • It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
  • Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.
  • Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
  • Upon refusing surgery at the age of 76, he said:  “I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly.

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