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Genius Day: Famous Einstein Quotes

 

Today’s holiday is a no-brainer! March 14 celebrates on one the greatest minds of all time - it's Genius Day.

 

Albert Einstein, the originator of the theory of relativity, was born on this day in 1879. He excelled at math and would go on to receive his doctorate degree in 1905 from the University of Zurich.

 

But it was during his years at the Swiss Patent Office, where he tinkered with various mathematical theories in his spare time, and the rest as they say, is history. He came up with quite a few ideas back then and some refer to 1905 as the “miracle year.”

 

His famous General Theory of Relativity was published in 1916 and a few years later, in 1921, he received the Nobel Prize for Physics. He was also named the Person of the Century by Time Magazine in 1999.

Dr. Albert Einstein married twice and had several children. After his death at the age of 76, his brain was removed and preserved for research.

 

Famous Einstein Quotes

  • Imagination is more important than knowledge…

  • Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish.

  • I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.

  • A man should look for what is - and not for what he thinks should be.

  • Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.

  • 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.

  • The important thing is not to stop questioning.

  • Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value.

  • If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.

  • Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

  • If we all knew what is was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?

  • The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.

And speaking of geniuses...

  • The Day Einstein Died – LIFE Magazine chronicles this important day – in pictures.

  • Who are considered the world’s greatest geniuses? The inventor of the wheel or the person who invented paper? And what about Sir Isaac Newton? Did he make the list?

  • Are there any geniuses living today? The Telegraph lists 100 of them.

March 14 is also National Potato Chip Day and National Pi Day! 

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