What I've Learned

Albert Einstein: 'I am a deeply religious nonbeliever.'

What I've Learned from Albert Einstein.

Smoke like a chimney, work like a horse, eat without thinking, go for a walk only in really pleasant company.

Certain people find everything boring.

I discovered that nature was constructed in a wonderful way, and our task is to find out the mathematical structure of the nature itself. It is a kind of faith that has helped me through my whole life.

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

The dog is very smart. He feels sorry for me because I receive so much mail. That's why he tries to bite the mailman.

I am a deeply religious nonbeliever. This is a somewhat new kind of religion.

Anything truly novel is invented only during one's youth. Later one becomes more experienced, more famous -- and more blockheaded.

Nationalism is an infantile disease, the measles of mankind.

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

Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But I have no doubt that the lion belongs with it, even if he cannot reveal himself all at once. We see him only the way a louse that sits upon him would.

Newton, forgive me.

Photo by Wikimedia Commons.

Compiled from Albert Einstein: His Life and Universe (Simon & Schuster, $35), a new biography by Walter Isaacson

From: Esquire US

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