Albert Einstein — Nobel Prize winner, theory of relativity creator and arguably the world's best known genius — was born March 14, 1879 in Germany and died April 18, 1955 in Princeton, N.J., where they still celebrate him annually on Pi Day (March 14). While Einstein had an unparalleled scientific mind, on this anniversary of his death, we look at what he had to say on other subjects:|
"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."
"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."
On the future
"I never think of the future. It comes soon enough."
"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
"In my opinion the most valuable contribution of intellectuals to international reconciliation and to the lasting fraternity of man lies in their scientific and artistic creations, because these elevate the human spirit above personal and selfish nationalistic aims."
"Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity."
"I do not like to state an opinion on a matter unless I know the precise facts."