My son is dyslexic!!

It was my friend’s anxious voice  over the phone.

I allowed her to pour out her worries. Finally, when it was my turn to speak, I told her: Einsten was dyslexic too.  Einstein dropped out of High School and didn’t talk until he was 4 ..she yelled “what?!!!”

For a moment, my mind drifted to an image of A. Einstein which I kept since high school. Oh those were my turbulent years! I hated going to school.

Anyway, let’s not talk about myself now…let me think of Einstein.

He is everybody’s model of a genius, may have only had an I.Q of 160 comparing to maximum I.Q’s of 200 or 210. His curiosity probably paid a huge deal in his achievements. Einstein said many times that he did not have anything special except for his imagination.

He once remarked ‘Imagination is better then knowledge’.  Even Thomas Edison confirmed that: genius is  1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.  Those famous people were my alibi from not attending my classes 🙂

Albert Einstein belongs to my list of supreme minds. A great thinker who believes in mystery, in love, in a Divine being, in cosmic religious sense, in peace, and most in simplicity and humour.

NEXT: My collection of quotes will attest to what I’ve said about him.

einstein_tongue.jpgEINSTEIN QUOTES

  • God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
  • Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT’S relativity.
  • If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.No, this trick won’t work…How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?

  • 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.
  • Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
  • Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.
  • As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
  • Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.
  • Imagination is more important than knowledge.
  • Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
  • I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
  • The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
  • Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
  • My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
  • Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
  • The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking…the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind.

  • If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.

  • Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
  • The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.
  • He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
  • A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary.
  • Man would indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
  • The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
  • Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
  • You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
  • The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
  • Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
  • The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible. One had to cram all this stuff into one’s mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
  • Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.
  • I want to know God’s thoughts; the rest are details.
  • Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
  • Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
  • Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
  • The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

  • Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. The only real valuable thing is intuition.

  • Example isn’t another way to teach, it is the only way to teach.
  •  Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -how passionately I hate them!
  • Human beings, vegetables, or comic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible player.

  • The secret of creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

  • Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
  •  The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science.
  • Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
  • Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
  • We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
  • Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.…one of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one’s own ever-shifting desires.
  • A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
  • I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

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