Albert Einstein 1879-1955

German-born American physicist
Albert Einstein is considered one of the greatest and most popular scientists of all time.
Three papers he published in 1905 were pivotal in the development of physics and, to a large degree, Western thought.
These papers discussed the quantum nature of light, provided a description of molecular motion, and introduced the special theory of relativity.
Einstein was famous for continually reexamining traditional scientific assumptions and coming to straightforward, elegant conclusions no one else had reached.

Albert Einstein Famous Quotes

  • Pure mathematics is in its way the poetry of logical ideas.
  • Politics is for the present but an equation is for eternity.
  • I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.
  • It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
  • Reality is merely an illusion albeit a very persistent one.
  • I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
  • You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
  • The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
  • If you are out to describe the truth leave elegance to the tailor.
  • Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.