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Albert Einstein Quotes: Knowledge, Learning, Change and Creativity

This is one of a series of Knowledge Compass articles that present quotations of important authors and thinkers that have influenced culture, business and world events over the years in both modern and ancient times.

This article includes Albert Einstein quotes that focus on knowledge, learning, change and creativity.

Albert Einstein Profile: German-born theoretical physicist that developed the theory of relativity and was rewarded with the Nobel Prize in 1921. (1879 – 1955)

Quotations:

“The only source of knowledge is experience.”

“Information is not knowledge.”

“Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.”

“Genius is 1% talent and 99% percent hard work…”

The only sure way to avoid making mistakes is to have no new ideas.”

“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”

“Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible”

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

“Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.”

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

“If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”

“The perfection of means and the confusion of ends seems to be our problem.”

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

“If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.”

“If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.”

“Science is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.”

“Excellence is doing a common thing in an uncommon way.”

“Necessity is the mother of all invention.”

“The only real valuable thing is intuition.”

“You never fail until you stop trying.”

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.”

“The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.”

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

“Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.”

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

“I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.”

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change”

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand. ”

“You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.”

“The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.”

“Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.”

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

“The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.”

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.”

“Most teachers waste their time by asking questions which are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning has for its purpose to discover what the pupil knows or is capable of knowing.”

“Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.”

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. ”

“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”

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

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

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