201 Famous Albert Einstein Quotes of All Time

Albert Einstein who was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Germany, was a famous scientist and math expert who changed the way we see the world around us.

He moved to Switzerland to learn more and became a Swiss citizen.

He did his most important work at the Swiss Patent Office and then as a teacher at different schools.


Einstein gave us new ideas in physics, like the Special and General Theory of Relativity, quantum theory and unified field theories.

He also helped create the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was a big player in the World Government Movement.

Einstein received many awards and honorary degrees in his life, including the Copley Medal from the Royal Society of London and the Franklin Medal from the Franklin Institute.

Besides his science work, Einstein also wrote a lot including important non-science writings.

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He was fond of music and cared a lot about his family.

Einstein died on April 18, 1955, in Princeton, New Jersey. His work still impacts science and the world today.

Here are some of his most powerful quotes.

Top Albert Einstein Quotes

1. “Logic will get you from A to Z. Imagination will get you everywhere.” ~ (Albert Einstein).


2. “Genius is 1% talent and 99% percent hard work.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

3. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

4. “You never fail until you stop trying.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

5. “Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

6. “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

7. “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).

8. “A ship is always safe at the shore, but that is not what it is built for.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

9. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

10. “A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.” ~ (Albert Einstein).


11. “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

12. “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

13. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

14. “Time is an illusion.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

15. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

16. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

17. “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

18. “I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.” ~ (Albert Einstein).


19. “The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

20. “Common sense is what tells us the earth is flat.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

21. “Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not yet completely sure about the universe.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

22. “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

23. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

24. “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).

25. “Nothing happens until something moves.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

26. “Never memorize something that you can look up.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

27. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

28. “Out of clutter, find simplicity.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

29. “The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

30. “The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

31. “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” ~ (Albert Einstein).

32. “Black holes are where God divided by zero.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

33. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

34. “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

35. “I’d rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.” ~ (Albert Einstein).


36. “Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

37. “Student is not a container you have to fill but a torch you have to light up.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

38. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

39. “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

40. “Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

41. “The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

42. “If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

43. “If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

44. “The only sure way to avoid making mistakes is to have no new ideas.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

45. “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

46. “Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

47. “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

48. “Be a voice not an echo.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

49. “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.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

50. “When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

51. “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

52. “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

53. “How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of good will.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

54. “We know from daily life that we exist for other people first of all, for whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

55. “A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?” ~ (Albert Einstein).

56. “My pacifism is an instinctive feeling, a feeling that possesses me because the murder of men is disgusting. My attitude is not derived from any intellectual theory but is based on my deepest antipathy to every kind of cruelty and hatred.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

57. “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

58. “The bigotry of the nonbeliever is for me nearly as funny as the bigotry of the believer.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

59. “Genius is making complex ideas simple, not making simple ideas complex.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

60. “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

61. “The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

62. “One picture is worth a thousand words.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

63. “If you can’t explain something simply, you don’t know enough about it.” ~ (Albert Einstein).


64. “If you want different results, do not do the same things.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

65. “Everyone knew it was impossible, until a fool who didn’t know came along and did it.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

66. “Compound interest is the eighth natural wonder of the world and the most powerful thing I have ever encountered.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

67. “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

68. “The only source of knowledge is experience.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

69. “I don’t need to know everything, I just need to know where to find it, when I need it.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

70. “Future medicine will be the medicine of frequencies.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

71. “Pure mathematics is in its way the poetry of logical ideas.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

72. “I fear the day technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

73. “I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

74. “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.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

75. “I have tried 99 times and have failed, but on the 100th time came success.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

76. “In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

77. “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

78. “Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

79. “Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

80. “I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in the silence, and the truth comes to me.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

81. “Time is relative; it’s only worth depends upon what we do as it is passing.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

82. “God does not play dice.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

83. “Don’t wait for miracles, your whole life is a miracle.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

84. “Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

85. “The only mistake in life is the lesson not learned.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

86. “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

87. “One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely achieve through one’s greatest efforts.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

88. “Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

89. “Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience. You need experience to gain wisdom.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

90. “The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

91. “I love Humanity but I hate humans.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

92. “We all know that light travels faster than sound. That’s why certain people appear bright until you hear them speak.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

93. “Time flies when you are having fun.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

94. “God did not create evil. Just as darkness is the absence of light, evil is the absence of God.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

95. “Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

96. “Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid: humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond imagination.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

97. “If you want to know the future, look at the past.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

98. “The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

99. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

100. “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

101. “Dancers are the athletes of God.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

Short Albert Einstein Quotes

102. “I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

103. “If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

104. “Love is a better master than duty.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

105. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

106. “The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. Those who walk alone are likely to find themselves in places no one has ever been before.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

107. “Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

108. “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

109. “What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

110. “Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it’s beauty.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

111. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

112. “Information is not knowledge.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

113. “Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent People Ignore.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

114. “I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

115. “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

116. “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

117. “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

118. “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).

119. “The moon does not simply disappear when we are not looking at it.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

120. “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

121. “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

122. “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” ~ (Albert Einstein).

123. “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

124. “I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

125. “When the solution is simple, God is answering.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

126. “Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

127. “Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

128. “Great spirits have always encountered 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).

129. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

130. “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

131. “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

132. “Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

133. “Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

134. “Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

135. “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

136. “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).

137. “If I were to remain silent, I’d be guilty of complicity.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

138. “Everything is Energy and that is all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you can not help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

139. “One cannot alter a condition with the same mindset that created it in the first place.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

140. “I see my life in terms of music.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

141. “Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

142. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

143. “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.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

144. “Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

145. “Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

146. “Once you stop learning, you start dying.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

147. “We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

148. “Three great forces rule the world: stupidity, fear and greed.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

149. “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

150. “Failure is success in progress.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

151. “No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

152. “Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

153. “Thinking is hard work; that’s why so few do it.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

154. “Nothing happens until something moves. When something vibrates, the electrons of the entire universe resonate with it. Everything is connected.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

Best Albert Einstein Quotes

155. “If I had 20 days to solve a problem, I would take 19 days to define it.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

156. “More the knowledge, lesser the Ego, lesser the knowledge, more the Ego.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

157. “Adversity introduces a man to himself.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

158. “The best design is the simplest one that works.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

159. “You can’t use an old map to explore a new world.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

160. “For every action, there is a reaction.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

161. “Everything in life is vibration.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

162. “The definition of genius is taking the complex and making it simple.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

163. “Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self criticism.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

164. “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

165. “The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

166. “I wish to do something Great and Wonderful, but I must start by doing the little things like they were Great and Wonderful.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

167. “We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

168. “Assumptions are made and most assumptions are wrong.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

169. “We are slowed down by sound and light waves, a walking bundle of frequencies tuned into the cosmos. We are souls dressed up in sacred biochemical garments and our bodies are the instruments through which our souls play their music.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

170. “Don’t listen to the person who has the answers; listen to the person who has the questions.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

171. “There is a driving force more powerful than steam, electricity and nuclear power: the will.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

172. “The magic of compounding interest is truly the eighth wonder of the world!” ~ (Albert Einstein).

173. “Imagination is the highest form of research.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

174. “Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

175. “Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

176. “Empathy is patiently and sincerely seeing the world through the other person’s eyes. It is not learned in school; it is cultivated over a lifetime.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

177. “A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?” ~ (Albert Einstein).

178. “There is no vaccine against stupidity.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

179. “Education is only a ladder to gather fruit from the tree of knowledge, not the fruit itself.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

180. “It is harder to crack prejudice than an atom.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

181. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Imagination is the language of the soul. Pay attention to your imagination and you will discover all you need to be fulfilled.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

182. “The Universe is a friendly place.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

183. “I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

184. “If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

185. “The human spirit must prevail over technology.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

186. “Education is not received. It is achieved.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

187. “As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

188. “The most powerful force in the world is compound interest.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

189. “The only real valuable thing is intuition.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

190. “Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

191. “Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

192. “Try first to be a man of value; success will follow.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

193. “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

194. “If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

195. “A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

196. “Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

197. “When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

198. “A problem defined, is a problem half solved.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

199. “I never commit to memory anything that can easily be looked up in a book.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

200. “Not all things worth counting are countable and not all things that count are worth counting.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

201. “The more I study science, the more I believe in God.” ~ (Albert Einstein).

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