Author: Albert Einstein

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

The secret of creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

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; that’s relativity.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

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.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by the age of eighteen.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

I have become rather like King Midas, except that everything turns not into gold but into a circus.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once. (also attributed to Wheeler)

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

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

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist
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