Albert Einstein Quotes

Every now and then, I decide to brighten my day a bit by reading a few inspirational quotes. More often than not, those happen to be Albert Einstein quotes about life.

Although I’d love to say that I recognize myself in Einstein’s quotes because I too am a genius, albeit of a different kind, what I love about these quotes is the pure heart hiding behind them.

Sure, he was a genius that helped us recognize everything IS relative. But, apart from that, Einstein was a genuine human being who had the same struggles as we do. Here’s what he had to say about life in general, as well as happiness, the world, and how to make it worth living.

32 Albert Einstein Quotes About Life for Inspiration and Reflection

Albert Einstein Quotes About Life and Happiness

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

#2. “There are two means of refuge from the misery of life – music and cats.”

#3. “Let us not forget that human knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life.”

Inspirational Albert Einstein Quotes About Life

#4. “A hundred times 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.”

#5. “The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.”

#6. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”

#7. “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.”

#8. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”

#9. “Without deep reflection, one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.”

#10. “The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.”

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

#12. “I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.”

#13. “If A is a success in life, then A equals X plus Y plus Z. Work is X; Y is play, and Z is keeping your mouth shut.”

#14. “Death is a reality… Life ends definitely when the subject, by his actions, no longer affects his environment… He can no longer add an iota to the sum total of his experience.”

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

Albert Einstein Quotes About Life and the World

#16. “The really valuable thing in the pageant of human life seems to me not the State but the creative, sentient individual, the personality; it alone creates the noble and the sublime, while the herd as such remains dull in thought and dull in feeling.”

#17. “Without the sense of fellowship with men of like mind, of preoccupation with the objective, the eternally unattainable in the field of art and scientific research, life would have seemed to me empty.”

#18. “Every man has a right over his own life, and war destroys lives that were full of promise.”

#19. “The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life.”

#20. “I am strongly drawn to a frugal life and am often oppressively aware that I am engrossing an undue amount of the labor of my fellow-men.”

#21. “Hail to the man who went through life always helping others, knowing no fear, and to whom aggressiveness and resentment are alien.”

#22. “Although I am a typical loner in daily life, my consciousness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has preserved me from feeling isolated.”

Albert Einstein Quotes About Life and How to Make It Worthwhile

#23. “Strenuous intellectual work and looking at God’s nature are the reconciling, fortifying, yet relentlessly strict angels that shall lead me through all of life’s troubles.”

#24. “The ideals which have lighted me on my way and time after time given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been truth, goodness, and beauty.”

#25. “I’m like a run-down old car – something is wrong in every corner. But life is still worthwhile as long as I can still work.”

#26. “One lives one’s life under constant tension until it is time to go for good.”

#27. “This life is not such that we ought to complain when it comes to an end for us or for a loved one; rather, we may look back in satisfaction when it has been bravely and honorably withstood.”

#28. “Human beings can attain a worthy and harmonious life only if they are able to rid themselves, within the limits of human nature, of striving to fulfill wishes of the material kind.”

#29. “Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.”

#30. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”

#31. “Look around at how people want to get more out of life than they put in. A man of value will give more than he receives.”

#32. “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries to comprehend only a little of this mystery every day.”

Conclusion

Einstein was a true genius, but underneath all the science, he was, for all intents and purposes, a human being not that different from all of us.

Hopefully, you’ll learn something from these Albert Einstein quotes about life, especially if you’re struggling to find your purpose. Perhaps you also realize that constantly learning more about life is what can guide you through all potential life problems.