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Einstein: His life and universe

 Author: Walter Isaacson  Category: Biography  Publisher: Simon & Schuster  Published: April 10, 2007  Language: English  File Size: 14.3 MB  Tags: BiographyHistoryMemoirNonfictionPhysicsScience |  Download PDF


Einstein his life and universe by Walter Isaacson is a 2007 biography about the famous physicist, Albert Einstein. It closely examines the life of Einstein, assembling numerous primary and secondary sources to explore the development of his personality and scientific genius.

Famous Quotes:

The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think, he [Einstein] said.

To dwell on the things that depress or anger us does not help in overcoming them. One must knock them down alone.

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

I believe that love is a better teacher than a sense of duty, he said, at least for me.

Politics is for the present, while our equations are for eternity.

I believe that the most important mission of the state is to protect the individual and to make it possible for him to develop into a creative personality,

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

It is tasteless to prolong life artificially, he told Dukas. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of all true art and science.

Since the mathematicians have grabbed hold of the theory of relativity, I myself no longer understand it.

Blind respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

Use for yourself little, he said, but give to others much.

Peace cannot be kept by force.

Nationalism is an infantile disease, the measles of mankind.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.

Literary awards:

  • Audie Award for Biography/Memoir (2008)
  • The Quill Award for Biography/memoir (2007)