Genius of Albert Einstein

Clip_4Great minds do not ponder over small things!

Albert Einstein’s wife often suggested that he dress more professionally, when he headed off to work.

“Why should I?” He would invariably argue.  Everyone knows me there.”

When the time came for Einstein to attend his first major conference, she begged him to dress up a bit.

“Why should I?” said Einstein.  “No one knows me there!


Albert Einstein was often asked to explain the general theory of relativity.

“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour,” he once declared.

“Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.

That’s relativity!”


One day while working in Princeton University, Albert Einstein forgot his home address when he was going back home. The driver of the cab did not recognize him.

Einstein asked the driver if he knows Einstein’s home. The driver said “who does not know Einstein’s address?  Everyone in Princeton knows. Do you want to meet him?”

Einstein replied, “I am Einstein. I forgot my home address, can you take me there?

“The driver reached him to his home and did not even collect his fare from him.


Einstein was once travelling from Princeton on a train when the conductor came down the aisle, punching the tickets of every passenger. When he came to Einstein, Einstein reached in his vest pocket. He couldn’t find his ticket, so he reached in his trouser pockets. It wasn’t there, so he looked in his briefcase but couldn’t find it. Then he looked in the seat beside him. He still couldn’t find it.

The conductor said, ‘Dr. Einstein, I know who you are. We all know who you are. I’m sure you bought a ticket. Don’t worry about it.’

Einstein nodded appreciatively.

The conductor continued down the aisle punching tickets. As he was ready to move to the next car, he turned around and saw the great physicist down on his hands and knees looking under his seat for his ticket. The conductor rushed back and said, ‘Dr. Einstein, Dr. Einstein, don’t worry, I know who you are. No problem. You don’t need a ticket. I’m sure you bought one.’

Einstein looked at him and said, ‘Young man, I too know who I am. What I don’t know is where I’m going. That’s why I am searching my ticket”


At college Einstein fell madly in love with the only woman in his physics class, a dark and intense Serbian named Mileva Maric.

She served as a sounding board for his scientific ideas and helped to check the math in his papers, but eventually their relationship disintegrated.

Einstein offered her a deal.  He would win the Nobel Prize someday, he said; if she gave him a divorce, he would give her the prize money.

She thought for a week and accepted.

Because his theories were so radical, it was seventeen years after his miraculous outpouring from the Patent office before he was awarded the prize and she collected!


THE COSMIC TRUTH! LIFE IS LIKE RIDING A BICYCLE.  TO KEEP YOUR BALANCE YOU MUST KEEP MOVING! –Albert Einstein, in a letter to his son Eduard, February 5, 1930








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