German-born theoretical physicist; developer of the theory of relativity (1879–1955)
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest and most influential physicists of all time. Einstein is best known for developing the theory of relativity, but he also made important contributions to the development of the theory of quantum mechanics. Relativity and quantum mechanics are together the two pillars of modern physics. His mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which arises from relativity theory, has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. 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", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory. His intellectual achievements and originality resulted in "Einstein" becoming synonymous with "genius".
Albert Einstein Quotes
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
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.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.