Einstein in His Own Words: 100+...
ABOUT THE BOOK
Albert Einstein was born in 1879. By the time of his death in 1955, the world Einstein was born into would be completely foreign to him. Scientific breakthroughs and advancement over the 76 years of his life permanently changed the world.
While Einstein was regarded as brilliant by both his contemporaries and predecessors, Einstein had a humble assessment of his mental faculties.
Einstein published his theory of relativity in 1905, at the tender age of 26, and years later it was all but validated by the scientific community at large. Yet, the source of his greatest triumph also lead to his greatest sources of consternation.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Markkus took a degree in journalism and ran with it, covering topics such as music, technology, business, health and the future for a variety of print and online publications, including Remix, MaximumPC, DJ Tech Tools, Charged EVs, San Francisco Business Times, Philadelphia Weekly, Mac | Life, MacHome, Electronic Musician, and others.
He likes to make music, funny voices, and people's days. He generally keeps a baseline healthy lifestyle going, and then experiments from there. Other interests include world travel, world shifts, and world non-domination. As a rule, he's more well rounded than he used to be. He's also currently training for a half marathon, and when finished will be halfway proud.
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK
"It is just as important to make knowledge live and to keep it alive as to solve specific problems."
Contact between the intellectual and the masses must not be lost. It is necessary for the elevation of society and no less so for renewing the strength of the intellectual worker; for the flower of science does not grow in the desert."
"I am only coming to Princeton to research, not to teach. There is too much education altogether, especially in American schools. The only rational way of educating is to be an example—of what to avoid, if one can’t be the other sort."
The wonderful things you learn in your schools are the work of many generations, produced by enthusiastic effort and infinite labour in every country of the world. All this is put into your hands as your inheritance in order that you may receive it, honor it, add to it, and one day faithfully hand it on to your children. Thus do we mortals achieve immortality in the permanent things which we create in common."
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Einstein in His Own Words: 100+ Quotes
+ On Knowledge and Education
+ On Science
+ Einstein's Humility
+ ...and much more