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Happy Birthday Albert Einstein: 10 inspiring quotes from the acclaimed physicist

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:55 IST

The man who developed the general theory of relativity, Albert Einstein was born on 14 march, 1879. The German-born American physicist is renowned for his contribution to the world of Physics. Interestingly, one of science's greatest minds of all time, shares his birthday with Pi Day, a celebration of the never-ending number.

Einstein published numerous books on the theory of general relativity and his most famous equation on mass and energy: E=mc2. The scientist earned the Nobel Prize for the same in 1921.

The scientific accomplishments of Einstein are legendary, we take a look at his best quotes:

  1. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
  2. Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

  3. The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

  4. Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.

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

  6. Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

  7. The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

  8. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.

  9. It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.

  10. Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

First published: 14 March 2016, 1:21 IST