Einstein’s Advice for 2021


Albert Einstein needs no introduction. Not only is he the veritable icon for the word “genius,” he’s also one of the most quoted (and misquoted) people on earth. So I was only half-surprised, when reviewing his quotes, how applicable they are to the just ended Year-Which-Shall-Not-Be-Named and the hopeful but iffy year ahead of us.

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”

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

“You never fail until you stop trying.”

“I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.”

“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

“What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.”

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called ‘research,’ would it?”

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

“A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.”

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”

“Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.”

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”

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

“The best way to cheer yourself is to cheer somebody else up.”

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”

“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.”

“I want to know God’s thoughts – the rest are mere details.”

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32 Responses to Einstein’s Advice for 2021

  1. Piano girl says:

    Wise, indeed. 🙂

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  2. I like the one about a clever person solves a problem, but a wise person avoids it.

    Reminds me of a quote by the actor Bill Murray about the proverb, “You can draw more flies with honey than vinegar.” Murray said, “But who wants to draw flies.”

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  3. cindy knoke says:

    Einstein’s quote is spot on.

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  4. I had never seen the last quote before. That one is a priceless gem!

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  5. I’m with Einstein on the mysterious being a beautiful experience, for both art and science.

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  6. Len Freeman says:

    I love your stuff as usual. Best for the rest of Christmas season, and for the new year.
    Len Freeman

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  7. henhouselady says:

    Thank you for sharing those quotes. Einstein was spot on about our time.

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  8. grAnnie Roo says:

    Best. Post. Ever. Except for your C.S. Lewis and me series. Oh, and… ; > Happy new year, Mitch, Trudy, and etc.

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  9. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Genius and wisdom are not always found in the same person; Einstein is a prime exception. Thank you for this stellar collection, Mitch!

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  10. Aimee P says:

    Ooh. These are good!

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  11. Uttered long before Facebook and Twitter came to be, that initial quote was prophetic.

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  12. charity4w says:

    So true, I enjoyed reading this post. Thanks 🙏🏼

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  13. Sandymancan says:

    I am afraid that day is almost here all to soon when that AI (Artificial Intelligence) decide we are just a notch above the baboons, we may find our future ending soon.

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  14. Definitely the type of wisdom we need to all strive to achieve. Thank you for sharing these – some great reminders! 🙂

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  15. gregoryjoel says:

    I love it Mitch – especially the one about people who do nothing! Thank you so much and have a blessed New Year!

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  16. Ann Coleman says:

    That first quote makes me suspect he had the ability to see into the future! But I loved all the quotes, and had not idea he said such wise things. Happy New Year!

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  17. markbierman says:

    I choose to believe that everything is a miracle. 🙂

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  19. Carla says:

    Wow, what a wise, wise, man. That first quote is a bit scary. I loved the quote you ended this post on.

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  20. boromax says:

    Great stuff, Mitch. Albert Einstein is #1 on my list of “heroes.” He is my (first) answer to the question: “If you could spend an hour in conversation with one person, who would it be?”

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  21. Jennie says:

    My goodness, he was spot on.

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