The greatest challenge is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Albert Says

Personally, I experience the greatest degree of pleasure in having contact with works of art. They furnish me with happy feelings of an intensity that I cannot derive from other sources.”
—Albert Einstein --- Quoted by Moszkowski in Conversations with Einstein

“Try to become not a man of success, but try rather to become a man of value.”
—Albert Einstein --- Quoted by William Miller in Life Magazine, May 2, 1955

“A scientist is a mimosa when he himself has made a mistake, and a roaring lion when he discovers a mistake of others.”
- from Ehlers, Liebes Hertz!

“It is abhorrent to me when a fine intelligence is paired with an unsavory character.”
—Albert Einstein--- To Jacob Laub, May 19,1909. AEA 15-480

“Man owes his strength in the struggle for existence to the fact that he is a social animal.” —Albert Einstein --- From Address, October 15, 1936. Reprinted in Ideas and Opinions, 62

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
—Albert Einstein --- To Carl Seelig on March 11,1952.

Although he was widely known for his contributions to science, Albert Einstein also demonstrated a unique sense of religious faith. Einstein did not concern himself with how things came to be, nor why.

“Why is it that nobody understands me, yet everybody likes me?”
—Albert Einstein --- Quoted in an interview with New York Times, March 12,1944.

“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. . . .”
- December 14, 1930