Friday, June 22, 2007
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) is a genius, a scientist and a humourous speaker. I was very lucky to have visited his summer house at Caputh, a little town near Berlin during my last Europe visit.
In 1929, Einstein, then a professor of physics in Berlin and already a celebrity, poured his savings into a simple wooden summer house built on the edge of the forest, overlooking the town and the lake. The house was designed by the modernist architect Konrad Wachsmann, a friend of the Einstein family.
Besides naming my workshop as "EIN-STEIN", I have been collecting Einstein quotes for some time now and here are some interesting ones:
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Do not worry about your problems with mathematics, I assure you mine are far greater.
I want to know God's thoughts,..... the rest are details..
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.
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.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.
The hardest thing in the world to understand, is income tax.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.
Things should be as simple as possible, but not simpler.
When the solution is simple, God is answering.