Einstein on Life - 10 Simple Lessons

"Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving."

Albert Einstein was a theoretical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. A German-Swiss Nobel laureate, he is often regarded as the father of modern physics. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect".

Einstein published more than 300 scientific along with over 150 non-scientific works, and received honorary doctorate degrees in science, medicine and philosophy from many European and American universities; he also wrote about various philosophical and political subjects such as socialism, international relations and the existence of God. His great intelligence and originality has made the word "Einstein" synonymous with genius.

One of my favorite books from Einstein is "The World as I see it". You can read it online for free  here(scribd.com) or buy it on Amazon if you like reading a real book. This book reveals, the thoughts of the great mind known as Albert Einstein. His social life was as enlightening, as his intellectual mind. He had god given gift of opening god's secrets, and he did it beautifully, and humbly. He says,"The real valuable thing in the pageant of human life seems to me not the State, but the creative individual, the personality: it alone creates the noble and sublime."

Einstein in his humble away talks about the dependence of the individual on the contributions of so many others in society. And he talks about the fundamental values for which he has lived, Truth, Goodness and Beauty. Lets us read some of his quotes and try to enrich our lives.

1 Follow Your Curiosity
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious."
2 Perseverance is Priceless
"It's not that I'm so smart; it's just that I stay with problems longer."
3 Focus on the Present
"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves."
4 The Imagination is Powerful
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge."
5 Make Mistakes
"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."
6 Live in the Moment
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."
7 Create Value
"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."
8 Don't Expect Different Results
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
9 Knowledge Comes From Experience
 "Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience."
10 Learn the Rules and Then Play Better
"You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else."
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