Imagination is more important than knowledge.

This past Pi Day (March 14), Albert Einstein would have turned 131 years old.  I know this because of the big celebration in Princeton.  Having been considered as one of the most influential scientists to ever live, I find his contributions to the science world more fascinating now that I have become a science teacher.

Most people remember him for his theory of relativity, the founding of relativistic cosmology, the prediction of the deflection of light by gravity, the quantum theory of atomic motion in solids, etc., etc., etc.!  He even recieved a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921.  I choose to remember him more for these 10 lessons that have been pointed out by another author.  Hope you enjoy.

10 Amazing Lessons from Albert Einstein:

  1. Follow Your Curiosity

    “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

  2. Perseverance is Priceless

    “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

  3. Focus on the Present

    “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”

  4. The Imagination is Powerful

    “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

  5. Make Mistakes

    “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

  6. Live in the Moment

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

  7. Create Value

    “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

  8. Don’t Expect Different Results

    “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

  9. Knowledge Comes From Experience

    “Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience.”

  10. Learn the Rules and Then Play Better

    “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”


One response to “Imagination is more important than knowledge.

  1. Wow! Those quotes really give you
    something to think about!

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