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Inspirational Quotes from Albert Einstein

Inspirational Quotes for Speeches


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These quotes from Albert Einstein would be great additions to graduation or other classroom speeches. Use these in conjunction with themes and speech writing techniques.
  • Imagination is more important than knowledge.

  • Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.

  • Bear in mind that the wonderful things you learn in your schools are the work of many generations, produced by enthusiastic effort and infinite labor in every country of the world. All this is put into your hands as your inheritance in order that you may receive it, honor it, add to it, and one day faithfully hand it to your children. Thus do we mortals achieve immortality in the permanent things which we create in common.

  • The most precious things in life are not those you get for money.

  • The true value of a human being is determined primarily by how he has attained liberation from the self.

  • The life of the individual has meaning only insofar as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful...

  • A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

  • Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.

  • True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.

  • We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

  • Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

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