Top 105 Albert Einstein Quotes That Will Inspire Your Soul


These Albert Einstein quotes are full of inspiration, wisdom, and practical advice for your soul.

I’m not very surprised that one of the smartest guy in the history world left some gems for you and I to take to heart. That’s expected.

However, I’m shocked that more people don’t heed his advice. This guy essentially left a high-level roadmap on how to process life.

That’s why if we all looked at our daily life through the lenses of these quotes, we’d not only be more successful but happier. 

Why not start today?

Albert Einstein Quotes

1. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

2. “The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working.” – Albert Einstein

3. “God always takes the simplest way.” – Albert Einstein

4. “Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.” – Albert Einstein

5. “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” – Albert Einstein

6. “I’d rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.” – Albert Einstein

7. “A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.” – Albert Einstein

8. “I believe in intuitions and inspirations…I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am.” – Albert Einstein

9. “The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.” – Albert Einstein

10. “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. – Albert Einstein

11. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

12. “Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.” – Albert Einstein

13. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Albert Einstein

14. “Genius is 1% talent and 99% hard work…” – Albert Einstein

15. “Force always attracts men of low morality.” – Albert Einstein

16. “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

17. “Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.” – Albert Einstein

18. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

19. “Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.” – Albert Einstein

20. “The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.” – Albert Einstein

21. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

22. “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

23. “Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.” – Albert Einstein

24. “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” – Albert Einstein

25. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

26. “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” – Albert Einstein

27. “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein

28. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein

29. “A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?” – Albert Einstein

30. “If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.” – Albert Einstein

31. “A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.” – Albert Einstein

32. “I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.” – Albert Einstein

33. “I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.” – Albert Einstein

34. “The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.” – Albert Einstein

35. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” – Albert Einstein

36. “I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.” – Albert Einstein

37. “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” – Albert Einstein

38. “The only real valuable thing is intuition.” – Albert Einstein

39. “Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.” – Albert Einstein

40. “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

41. “Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” – Albert Einstein

42. “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

43. “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.” – Albert Einstein

44. “All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.” – Albert Einstein

45. “Once you stop learning, you start dying.” – Albert Einstein

46. “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

47. “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” – Albert Einstein

48. “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.” – Albert Einstein

49. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”  – Albert Einstein

50. “The only source of knowledge is experience.” – Albert Einstein

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

52. “I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.” – Albert Einstein

53. “The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” – Albert Einstein

54. “Nothing happens until something moves.” – Albert Einstein

55. “Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.” – Albert Einstein

56. “We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.” – Albert Einstein

57. “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein

58. “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

59. “The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.” – Albert Einstein

60. “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

61. “It is only to the individual that a soul is given.” – Albert Einstein

62. “We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.” – Albert Einstein

63. “You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I’ve only ever had one.” – Albert Einstein

64. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

65. “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” – Albert Einstein

66. “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

67. “A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.” – Albert Einstein

68. “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” – Albert Einstein

69. “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

70. “As a human being, one has been endowed with just enough intelligence to be able to see clearly how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when confronted with what exists.” – Albert Einstein

71. “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” – Albert Einstein

72. “Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” – Albert Einstein

73. “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” – Albert Einstein

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

75. “Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.” – Albert Einstein

76. “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” – Albert Einstein

77. “A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing.” – Albert Einstein

78. “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

79. “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

80. “Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.” – Albert Einstein

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

82. “The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” – Albert Einstein

83. “I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express it in words afterwards.” – Albert Einstein

84. “There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there. – Albert Einstein

85. “People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.” – Albert Einstein

86. “If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.” – Albert Einstein

87. “Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.” – Albert Einstein

88. “I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” – Albert Einstein

89. “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” – Albert Einstein

90. “Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.” – Albert Einstein

91. “What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.” – Albert Einstein

92. “Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish.” – Albert Einstein

93. “If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.” – Albert Einstein

94. “I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.” – Albert Einstein

95. “The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.” – Albert Einstein

96. “In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.” – Albert Einstein

97. “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

98. “When the solution is simple, God is answering.” – Albert Einstein

99. “Most teachers waste their time by asking questions that are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning is to discover what the pupil does know or is capable of knowing.” – Albert Einstein

100. “The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein

101. “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.” – Albert Einstein

102. “Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today’s events.” – Albert Einstein

103. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

104. “We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.” – Albert Einstein

105. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

There’s a reason Albert Einstein will be forever remembered in the history books. And if you read these quotes closely, it’s because he’s a man of imagination, not knowledge.

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