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Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. – Albert Einstein What does that mean? In the longer version of the quote, the balance between giving and taking is mentioned, as well as a direction for the giving (that what you make and give not to […]

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A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.

A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it. – Albert Einstein What does that mean? This quote is attributed to Albert Einstein, but probably isn’t true. However, I believe that it is still an interesting quote nonetheless. The quote is about the three stages of learning, clueless, cleverness, and wisdom. The clueless people […]

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

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein What does that mean? How often do you make mistakes when you are doing something which you have mastered? When was the last time you fell down while walking? When was the last time you stabbed yourself in the face with a […]

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Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. – Albert Einstein What does that mean? While this quote might better have been said by Sir Isaac Newton, it’s Albert that is quoted as having said it. This is one of many tongue-in-cheek saying he is famous for having said. In this case, he is equating […]

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I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. – Albert Einstein What does that mean? In this quote, Einstein tries to explain his genius. He says that he has no special talents. While there are many theories on that portion of the quote, some of the leading explanations include how ‘folded’ his brain […]

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The world is a dangerous place to live. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.

The world is a dangerous place to live. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don’t do anything about it. – Albert Einstein What does that mean? The quote starts by saying the world is a dangerous place, which it always has been, and likely, always will be. However, […]

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Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. – Albert Einstein What does that mean? If two people (or two countries – this saying seems to scale fairly well) don’t understand one another, there cannot be a peace.  There will be misunderstandings leading to friction, which leads to heated arguments […]

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

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. – Albert Einstein What does that mean? To me, it talks about the straight forward answer.  E=mc2.  Simple, elegant and still holding true over a century later.  Some less esoteric examples?  Water flows downhill : gravity.  Hot air rises : density.  Light going […]

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Great spirits have always faced violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Great spirits have always faced violent opposition from mediocre minds. – Albert Einstein What does that mean? Like many things Einstein said, there’s a very simple core, but often, many words are needed to get just the right flavor.  Dissected, great spirits, violent opposition & mediocre minds are the key portions of the quote.  In […]

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Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. – Albert Einstein What does that mean? To me, this talks of acquiescence to greater and greater ills.  Weakness in attitude: attitude towards what?  The second half, speaking of character, points to the weakness being in moral attitude. But how does this weakness apply to character?  My view […]

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