Life Lessons from Albert Einstein

These are very important lessons we could all learn. My favourite is the second one. “Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized”. However I would be the first to admit it is very difficult to respect a mass murderer or somone simlarly engaged in wicked deeds. I suppose the respect here means that those evil deeds do not make up the whole of who that person is. Perhaps the person who murders is kind to his grandmother or something like that, and we should respect that part of them.



  • Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
  • Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.
  • Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
  • If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
  • A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
  • Love is a better teacher than duty.
  • If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
  • No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
  • Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
  • Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
  • It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
  • Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.

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About caroleparkes

My husband calls me a butterfly because I flit from one hobby to another. Apart from being a wife for 52 years, a mother of three sons, and a grandmother, I'm also an author, genealogist, amateur artist, a lover of most needlecrafts, and occasional poet. Of the above, my most enduring interest has been writing and I hope to be doing it well into old age.
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