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Albert Einstein is recognized around the world as one of the most iconic and intelligent minds ever.  From his fantastic scientific discoveries, to the hardships he endured during his life; Einstein shared a lot of wisdom and insight on life, people, and the world in general

Here are 80 of Albert Einstein‘s most insightful quotes:

1. “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”– Albert Einstein

2. “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” – Albert Einstein

3. “Truth is what stands the test of experience.” – Albert Einstein

4. “Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down in the mind before you reach eighteen.” – Albert Einstein

5. “The only source of knowledge is experience.” – Albert Einstein

6. “Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” – Albert Einstein

7. “There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.” – Albert Einstein

8. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

9. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

10. “Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.” – Albert Einstein

11. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” – Albert Einstein

12. “If A is a success in life, then A equals X plus Y plus Z. Work is X; Y is play, and Z is keeping your mouth shut.” – Albert Einstein

13. “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein

14. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

15. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

16. “I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.” – Albert Einstein

17. “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” – Albert Einstein

18. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein

19. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

20. “The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.” – Albert Einstein

21. “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” – Albert Einstein

22. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

23. “Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein

24. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

25. “Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.” – Albert Einstein

26. “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” – Albert Einstein

27. “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

28. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.” – Albert Einstein

29. “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” – Albert Einstein

30. “The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.” – Albert Einstein

31. “Information is not knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

32. “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” – Albert Einstein

33. “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”– Albert Einstein

34. “Once you stop learning, you start dying.” – Albert Einstein

35. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” – Albert Einstein

36. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

37. “Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.” – Albert Einstein

38. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

39. “Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.” – Albert Einstein

40. “All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.” – Albert Einstein

41. “No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.” – Albert Einstein

42. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein

43. “You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I’ve only ever had one.” – Albert Einstein

44. “A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.” – Albert Einstein

45. “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” – Albert Einstein

46. “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

47. “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein

48. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

49. “Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.” – Albert Einstein

50. “The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working.” – Albert Einstein

51. “The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” – Albert Einstein

52. “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” – Albert Einstein

53. “A human being is part of a whole called by us the universe.” – Albert Einstein

54. “Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.” – Albert Einstein

55. “A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.” – Albert Einstein

56. “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” – Albert Einstein

57. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

58. “Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.” – Albert Einstein

59. “In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.” – Albert Einstein

60. “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” – Albert Einstein

61. “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

62. “I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.” – Albert Einstein

63. “The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.”– Albert Einstein

64. “Most teachers waste their time by asking questions that are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning is to discover what the pupil does know or is capable of knowing.” – Albert Einstein

65. “Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” – Albert Einstein

66. “As a human being, one has been endowed with just enough intelligence to be able to see clearly how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when confronted with what exists.” – Albert Einstein

67. “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” – Albert Einstein

68. “I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express it in words afterwards.” – Albert Einstein

69. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

70. “Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today’s events.” – Albert Einstein

71. “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” – Albert Einstein

72. “I’d rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.”– Albert Einstein

73. “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”– Albert Einstein

74. “Nothing happens until something moves.”– Albert Einstein

75. “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”– Albert Einstein

76. “I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”– Albert Einstein

77. “A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?”– Albert Einstein

78. “Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.”– Albert Einstein

79. “A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.”– Albert Einstein

80. “A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing.”– Albert Einstein

Which quote resonated with you the most? Comment below!

Joe Kleckner has a passion for all things motivation & self-development.  From blogs such as Addicted2Success, to the videos of Eric Thomas and Elliott Hulse, to the lectures of legends such as Tony Robbins.  This passion has landed him an internship with Addicted2Success. Follow him on Twitter & Snapchat as he journeys towards greatness, one day at a time.

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30 Most Famous Quotes of All Time to Motivate You

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It seems in the last decade or so, motivational quotes and inspirational quotes are front and center on Facebook and Instagram feeds. It’s no wonder why. They really do have that impactful kick to make you get up and do stuff!

I know for me, it was all these quotes that I kept reading that:

  • pushed me out of my comfort zone
  • gave me courage to smash goals
  • helped me believe in myself
  • soothed my broken heart sometimes
  • helped me out of rock bottom, and
  • kept me strong in times of trouble

Legends like Les Brown, Joel Brown and Tony Robbins motivated the crap out of me. I stayed strong and focused because of their powerful words. I mean, they did quote all these inspirational words to motivate us, no?

Of course they did. So I’ve searched high and low for the best and most empowering famous quotes of all time in hopes they inspire you like they did me. 

Do quotes really help?

The answer is yes and no. No they won’t work if you read them, brush them off and never feel the power of their words.

Yes they will work if you make them work for you and you want them too. Quotes are like affirmations. Many of us recant affirmations either as part of our morning routine, evening routine or just whenever we need a boost. 

When you read them and repeat them out loud and feel each and every word in every ounce of your being, they work!! Besides, I’m living proof they help. Empowering quotes have helped me out of rock bottom twice, depression a few times, and helped me smash and achieve goals. 

So yes, they work. And these most famous quotes I’ve chosen are famous for a reason. They have inspired, motivated and empowered millions of people around the world to chase their dreams, believe in themselves and never give up. 

Without further ado…

10 famous quotes on taking action and not giving up

1. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ~Walt Disney

2. Anybody who ever accomplished anything big or new or worth raising a celebratory fist in the air did it from their comfort zone. They risked ridicule and failure and sometimes even death. ~Jen Sincero

3. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way, you’re right. ~Henry Ford

4. The woman I am today would like to thank the woman I was 5 years ago for not giving up. You’re awesome. ~Iva Ursano

5. I’ll try is the battle cry of wimps. ~Tony Robbins

6. You must be the change you wish to see in the world ~Ghandi

7. If you judge people, you have no time to love them. ~Mother Teresa

8. Those who dare to fail miserably, can achieve greatly. ~John Kennedy

9. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~Dalai Lama

10. I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage, or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time. ~Brené Brown

10 famous quotes on life

11. There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou

12. If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have, you’ll never have enough. ~Oprah Winfrey

13. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. ~Lao Tzu

14. The mind is everything. What you think you become. ~Buddha

15. Everything you do and every decision you make should be from a place of good. You should always be striving to make the world a better place. ~Les Brown

16. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ~Mae West

17. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. ~Paulo Coelho

18. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. ~Franklin D.Roosevelt

19. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. ~Napoleon Hill

20. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw

10 famous quotes on success

21. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Mark Twain

22. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney

23. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King Jr

24. Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. ~Nelson Mandela

25. If you surround yourself with positive people who build you up, the sky’s the limit. ~Joel Brown

26. Tough times never last but tough people do. ~Robert H. Schuller

27. You miss 100% of the shots you never take. ~Wayne Gretzky

28. If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

29. I have not failed. I just found 10,000 that won’t work. ~Thomas A. Edison

30. Often our most rewarding dreams are staring us right in the face but for some reason we focus on how hard things are, how we are scared of the unknown and what would happen if we failed. ~Joel Brown

Write them out!

I always tell people to write that out and stick it in a place you will see it and read it everyday. That’s how quotes work. 

My favourite famous quote of all time and one you should read over and over again, Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you’re right. Read that when self doubt creeps in. 

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