Albert Einstein on Perspectives

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

  2. Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.

  3. Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

  4. 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.

  5. He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.

  6. If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.

  7. Imagination is more important than knowledge.

  8. It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

  9. No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

  10. Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

  11. Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

  12. Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.

  13. The only real valuable thing is intuition.

  14. The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.

  15. There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.

  16. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.

  17. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

  18. If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?

  19. Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.

About the Author Bill Ringle

Bill Ringle is a CEO, former Apple exec, published author, and angel investor. Through Grow Business Now, he offers strategies and tools to elevate growth for executives and entrepreneurs from more than 46 industries. Bill has conducted nearly 200 podcast interviews on My Quest for the Best, where industry and business leaders share their secrets to success.

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