NEW YORK–Albert Einstein is known for his genius in theoretical physics, and most especially for his formula for mass-energy equivalence, E=mc2.
But during his lifetime (1879-1955) Einstein also offered numerous observations on human behavior, much of which can be applied to management and leadership, which is the focus on CUToday.info’s The Corner.
Inc. Magazine recently published 99 of Einstein’s “most inspiring” observations and quotes. Below are some of them. The full list can be found here.
- A simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone.
- All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
- Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
- Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
- Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler.
- Force always attracts men of low morality.
- Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
- He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
- Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
- If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
- Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
- Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems.
- Information is not knowledge.
- Insanity consists of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
- Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
- A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new
- A man should look for what is and not for what he thinks should be.
- You have to learn the rules of the game. Then you have to play better than anyone else.