Who was Albert Einstein? Answers to this are in the brief history session preceding motivational quotes by Albert Einstein. This is important as it will guild you to understand the likely reasons behind the direction of his thoughts.

Brief History Of Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – 18 April 1955) was born in Germany. He was a renown scientist, a physicist to be precise. He was popularly known for the theory of relativity.

Einstein was trained as a teacher of physics and mathematics in Swiss Federal Polytechnic School, Zurich (1896 to 1901). In the concluding year of his education, he acquired Swiss citizenship.

Meanwhile, he had the challenge of not getting a teaching job after he acquired his diploma, so he accepted a position of technical assistant (Swiss Patent Officer).

I would have found [a job] long ago if Weber had not played a dishonest game with me.

Albert Einstein said the above statement when he asked Professor Heinrich Weber for a letter of recommendation, to secure academic positions that he applied to, but got turned down subsequently. 

1908 – He was appointed Privatdozent in Berne.

1909 – He became Professor Extraordinary at Zurich.

1911 – He became a Professor of Theoretical Physics at Prague.

1914 – He was appointed Director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Physical Institute, and Professor in the University of Berlin.

1940 – He became a United States citizen (Source)

Albert Einstein Scientific and Non-scientific Researches

Researches by Albert Einstein include but not limited to the followings;

 Special Theory of Relativity  (1905)

General Theory of Relativity (1916) 

Investigations on Theory of Brownian Movement (1926) 

The Evolution of Physics (1938). 

About Zionism (1930) 

Why War? (1933)

My Philosophy (1934),

and finally on our list, Out of My Later Years (1950)


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Quotes by Albert Einstein

“Isn’t it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?”

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

“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.”

“An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.”

Albert Einstein Quotes
Quotes by Albert Einstein

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

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

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

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

Inspirational quotes
Quotes on problems

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

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”


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“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

“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.”

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

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

Motivational quotes by Albert Einstein
Einstein Quotes

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”

“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.”

“The only source of knowledge is experience.”

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”

“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.”

“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”

Quote by Albert Einstein
Quote on Persistence

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

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

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”

“When the solution is simple, God is answering.”

“You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.”

“God does not play dice.”

“The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.”

“The road to perdition has ever been accompanied by lip service to an ideal.”


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