Albert Einstein: 15 quotes on his birthday

Nobel Prize winning physicist Albert Einstein – best known for his theory of general relativity – was born on March 14, 1879. Einstein was both a spiritual man and a scientist. So it should come as no surprise that some of his best known sayings take us well beyond the realm of physics. Here, to mark his birthday, are 15 memorable Einstein quotes as found in 'Geary's Guide to the World's Greatest Aphorists.'

1. The nature of reality

By unknown photographer. Scientific Monthly doesn't give photographer credit; the caption reads just "Professor Albert Einstein, University of Berlin" [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. 

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