30 Albert Einstein Quotes That Cut To The Core Of The Human Experience

Published February 20, 2018
Updated March 15, 2018

These immortal Albert Einstein quotes show why he's history's most beloved genius.

Albert Einstein Quotes About Success
"Try to become not a man of success, but try rather to become a man of value."

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Imagination And Knowledge
"Knowledge is limited; whereas imagination embraces the entire world."

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Albert Einstein Quotes About Happiness
"A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future."

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Dont Wear Socks
"I have reached an age when if someone tells me to wear socks, I don't have to."

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Earth From Space
"Strange is our situation here on Earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose."

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The Value Of Achievement
"The value of achievement lies in the achieving."

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New Ideas
"A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way, but intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience."

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Theory Of Relativity
"When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute - and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity."

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Fame And Stupidity
"With fame I become more and more stupid, which of course is a very common phenomenon."

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The Future
"I never worry about the future. It comes soon enough."

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No Control
"Everything is determined...by forces over which we have no control."

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Albert Einstein Quotes About Facts
"I do not like to state an opinion on a matter unless I know the precise facts."

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Albert Einstein Quotes About Wisdom
"Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the life-long attempt to acquire it."

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Albert Einstein Quotes On Curiosity
"Curiosity is a delicate little plant which, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom."

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Ignoring History
"Children don't heed the life experiences of their parents, and nations ignore history. Bad lessons always have to be learned anew."

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Unassuming Life
"I believe that a simple and unassuming life is good for everybody, physically and mentally."

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Living A Quiet Life
"The monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind."

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Albert Einstein Quotes About Individuality
"It is important to foster individuality for only the individual can produce the new ideas."

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Higher Plane Of Knowledge
"There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there. All great discoveries have involved such a leap."

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Re-Thinking Man
"All of science is nothing more than the refinement of everyday thinking."

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The Goals Of Science
"Science will stagnate if it is made to serve practical goals."

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Nobody Understands Me
"Why is it that nobody understands me, yet everybody likes me?"

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Fear Or Stupidity
"Fear or stupidity has always been the basis of most human actions."

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Dreary World
"One of the strongest motives that leads men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness."

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Tree Of Life
"Belief in an external world independent of the perceiving subject is the basis of all natural science."

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Passionately Curious
"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."

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Go On Working
"The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working."

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Tradition And Fate
"We must recognize what in our accepted tradition is damaging to our fate and dignity--and shape our lives accordingly."

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Albert Einstein Wall Grafitti
"In the past it never occurred to me that every casual remark of mine would be snatched up and recorded. Otherwise I would have crept further into my shell."

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Official Portrait
"My life is a simple thing that would interest no one. It is a known fact that I was born, and that is all that is necessary."

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TIME magazine's Person Of The Century, Albert Einstein changed the world immeasurably.

He revolutionized physics by developing the theory of relativity and devising the mass-energy equivalence formula E=mc2. He helped make atomic weapons a reality, and then helped lead the charge against their usage.

He was, as TIME wrote, "unfathomably profound — the genius among geniuses who discovered, merely by thinking about it, that the universe was not as it seemed."

It's no surprise then that a man like that would utter some of the most fascinating, mind-bending, immortal words in all of modern history. See for yourself in the gallery of Albert Einstein quotes above.


After checking out these Albert Einstein quotes, discover the most interesting facts about Albert Einstein. Then, have a look at some Stephen Hawking quotes that are guaranteed blow your mind.

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Erin Kelly
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An All That's Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she's designed several book covers in her career as a graphic artist.
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John Kuroski
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John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society for history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.
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Kelly, Erin. "30 Albert Einstein Quotes That Cut To The Core Of The Human Experience." AllThatsInteresting.com, February 20, 2018, https://allthatsinteresting.com/30-albert-einstein-quotes. Accessed June 21, 2024.