Einstein was born 136 years ago on the 14th of March, so here's a belated happy birthday to the great man. He is of course known as a genius but what I particularly love about him is his ability to tell it how it is. In honour of his birthday here are a few of his most wonderful quotes.
"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value"
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. This insight into the mystery of life, coupled though it be with fear, has also given rise to religion. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms— this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong in the ranks of devoutly religious men."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."
"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."