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 Page 6
The only source of knowledge is experience.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.