Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein is considered to be a great genius. As Hitler rose to power and the Nazis took over in his homeland of Germany, Einstein immigrated to the United States in 1933 after accepting a position at Princeton’s Institute of Advanced Study. Einstein was both Jewish and German-born who left us a treasure trove of truths. Consider these.

“The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has its limitation and stupidity doesn’t.”

“I fear the day when technology will surpass the day of human interaction.” 

“The world will have a generation of idiots.”

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” 

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

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

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

“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.”

“A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.”

“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

“Learn from yesterday,
Live for today,
Hope for tomorrow.
The important thing 
is not to stop questioning.”

While at Princeton Einstein commuted by train. One day as the ticket agent moved through the coach Einstein began futilely searching for his ticket. The ticket agent assured him he need not hurry; he would check again when he came back through the car. When he did return Einstein was on his knees searching beneath his seat. The agent again sought to comfort him by saying. “That is alright Dr. Einstein I know you and how honest you are.” He replied, “I too know who I am, but I don’t know where I am going.” Even genius has its limitations.

That poses the question, do you know where you are ultimately going? Have you asked Jesus to punch your ticket to heaven?