August 1, 2010

Albert Einstein

"Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler."

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."

"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves."

Anyone who coined these phrases must have been a little bit brilliant and a little bit nuts.

I love Einstein for this; He was a man who had brilliant and revolutionary thoughts that changed our world but he also had a sense of humour and valued creativity and imagination above knowledge. He wasn't perfect; I've read many articles about his faults but I've also studied his theories in depth as a student of science and mathematics.

I love Einstein because he was a very dynamic person who we rarely encounter in history. Another like this is Leonardo da Vinci; an inventor and an artist. Einstein had opinions about love, happiness, religion, truth and people even make whole websites dedicated to things he said. Basically he was someone who threw himself into any aspect of his life with imagination and a sense of humour. I like that.

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