Happy Birthday Albert Einstein: 10 inspiring quotes from a genius


Albert Einstein, one of the greatest scientific minds in history, was born 137 years ago today in Ulm, Germany. Einstein’s theories have revolutionised the science of physics.

Today he is known as the father of the general theory of relativity which is considered to be one of the two pillars of modern physics and has led to numerous inventions and a better understanding of not only our own planet but the laws that govern the vast universe.

The scientific accomplishments of Einstein are legendary. Einstein published numerous books on the theory of general relativity and his most famous equation on mass and energy: E=mc2. The scientist earned the Nobel Prize for the same in 1921.

To mark the birth of this incredible man Salt takes a look at some of Albert Einstein’s most inspiring quotes

1. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”

2. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

3. “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”

4. “Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.”

5. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop.”

6. “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”

7. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

8. “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.”

9. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

10. “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”

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