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10 Albert Einstein Quotes on Creativity, Happiness, Success and More

Learn from one of the smartest people in history.

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Born in the late 19th century, German-born Albert Einstein is nothing short of genius. As the “father of modern physics,” many of history’s accomplishments in mathematics and science can be attributed to the brilliant man. From the theory of relativity to his mass/energy formula E=mc2, Einstein made some of the most important discoveries of all time.

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Receiver of the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics and named Time’s Person of the Century in 1999, Einstein’s accomplishments are well-preserved. And today, his reputation as a genius lives on.

Check out these 10 Albert Einstein quotes on creativity, motivation and more.

On creativity

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." -- Albert Einstein 

On motivation

"If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things." -- Albert Einstein

On making mistakes

"A person who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." -- Albert Einstein

On problem-solving

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them" -- Albert Einstein

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On mindset

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning." -- Albert Einstein

On happiness

"A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future." -- Albert Einstein

On leadership

"The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity... Out of discord, harmony... And out of difficulty, opportunity." -- Albert Einstein

On empowerment

"The value of achievement lies in the achieving." -- Albert Einstein

On getting started

"You have to learn the rules of the game, and then, you have to play it better than anyone else." -- Albert Einstein

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On success

"Know where to find the information and how to use it. That's the secret of success." -- Albert Einstein