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Einstein Quotes – Did Albert Einstein Say These?

Albert Einstein

I remembered receiving an email some time ago about a list of Albert Einstein Quotes. However, I deleted that email and when I wanted to quote Einstein, I forgot exactly what he said.

The Ultimate Quotable Einstein - Kindle EditionWith some googling, I managed to find a long list of quotes compiled by Kevin Harris. However, the actual source of these Albert Einstein Quotes cannot be verified.

Here’s some the timeless classic quotes:

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.”

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

“The only real valuable thing is intuition.”

“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”

“Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.”

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”

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

“Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.”

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

“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.”

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

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

His quotes on education is true even to this date. Nothing has been done to improve on how we learn in school and nothing really changes in our education systems since!

In our public schools, you are not given a chance to learn properly in classroom, you are there to memorize the answers to the questions that would be asked in the exams. How pathetic…

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • June Goh 13 Feb 2007, 5:18 pm

    Good find. In particular, I like this: “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

  • Shamash 31 Oct 2008, 7:27 pm

    Yea, I love the one:

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

    Thanks for the post

  • sheku 2 Feb 2009, 2:34 am

    “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” is good to be believe.

    shekhu

  • SoulRiser 6 May 2009, 9:55 pm

    “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”
    and
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe.”

    were not Einstein. The first one was George Bernard Shaw, and the second was Winston Churchill.

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