Daily Nugget of Gold 656
The Wisdom of Albert Einstein
That Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was one of our most brilliant scientists goes without saying. This unusual man was given rock-star status while he was alive, and is still having some of his theories proven right long after his death. Einstein was a lightning rod for scientific work conducted by other brilliant scientists who were at the cutting edge of innovation as well, often refining or proving the validity of their work. It only makes sense that a man who possessed one of the most incredible minds would have much to say on many aspects of life and, in particular, the quest and majesty of human achievement. To do him justice we’re going to spend more than one segment on this unique free spirit’s wisdom.
Einstein on character issues: “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” – Albert Einstein
“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.” – Albert Einstein
“Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish.” – Albert Einstein
“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” – Albert Einstein
Einstein on the importance of a creative imagination: “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” – Albert Einstein
“Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” – Albert Einstein
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein
It’s clear Albert Einstein had strong opinions on many of life’s issues and how to best deal with them. One of the most striking things about Albert Einstein’s attitude and approach to things was his wry sense of humor- a quality worth emulating. In our next segment we’ll devote our full attention to Einstein’s wit, for it probably was one of the things most helpful to him as he grappled with extremely complex mathematical theories and questions.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“In what ways could studying brilliant minds enhance our own wisdom?”
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