Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Physicist, born in Germany, became a US citizen.

 

  

 

 

On mathematics

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

 

 

On teaching/education

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

 

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

 

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

 

 

On questioning

The important thing is not to stop questioning.

 

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.

 

 

Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.

 

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.