The Heart of the Matter
November 23, 2008
Einstein Speaks!

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Three weeks ago, my 11-year old daughter Mimi, (hugging Einstein's arm) and her two friends went to the Madame Tussaud Wax Museum in New York City. They had their pictures taken with all the legends; Brittany Spears, Robin Williams, John Lennon, Abraham Lincoln, and many others. Of all the pictures, the girls seemed most themselves with Einstein.

What a remarkable man he was -- the epitome of human brainpower and intelligence and yet, at the same time, a deeply soulful, spiritual, and humble man. Click below for some of the amazing pearls of wisdom he left behind...

"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."

"Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts."

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

"Not everything that counts can be counted; and not everything that can be counted counts."

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

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school."

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."

"A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be."

"A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?"

"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."

"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious."

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at November 23, 2008 10:21 PM

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