Einstein Notes

A great thinker writes a few words about life on two pieces of paper. 95 years later, the two notes written by Einstein sold for $1.8 million. Not bad for something that was, according to the seller, given by the scientist as a tip to a messenger during the trip when he learned he has been awarded the Nobel prize in Physics.

What did Einstein write on the two notes?

“A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.”

“Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

Wise words indeed! I will even dare to say that such words should be considered as having exactly equal importance to other discoveries of his. Why exactly equal? Because facts of science and truths of life (nature) go hand in hand. Unfortunately, civilization currently values scientific progress much more than philosophical progress thanks to the illusion that money is more important than happiness.

Einstein achieved scientific success not only thanks to his skills in understanding nature, but also thanks to his character. His discoveries could not have been made without him thinking the way he was. In exactly the same way, he couldn’t have understood such important facts about life without his scientific mind and his deep connection to nature. I think Einstein deserves the Nobel prize in Wisdom too:


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