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Very unlikely. This is sometimes attributed to Einstein on his 50th Wedding anniversary Einstein was married twice: The first marriage was to Mileva Marić, from January 1903 until their divorce on 14 February 1919 - i.e. 16 years of marriage. The second marriage was to Elsa Löwenthal on 2 June 1919 until her death in December 1936 - i.e. 17 years of ...


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There is certainly a quote within a purported interview with Einstein in which the phrase appears and is attributed to Einstein (see Morgoth's answer). As such, the claim can be considered one that existed during Einstein's life, and is not a posthumous invention. However, there may be reason to doubt the veracity of the quote. As this is regarding an ...


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The quote is really that of Garson Kanin as author of the 1974 book Hollywood: Stars and Starlets, Tycoons and Flesh-peddlers, Moviemakers and Moneymakers, Frauds and Geniuses, Hopefuls and Has-beens, Great Lovers and Sex Symbols, at page 181: A successful film is one on which most of the decisions have been correct; an unsuccessful film is the opposite. It ...


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It appears that Einstein did in fact say this on multiple occasions, but most notably in his 1931 book Cosmic Religion and Other Opinions and Aphorisms. At times I feel certain I am right while not knowing the reason. When the eclipse of 1919 confirmed my intuition, I was not in the least surprised. In fact, I would have been astonished had it turned out ...


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Yes, roughly. This appears to be based upon a quote from his 1931 essay, Mein Weltbild (or "The World As I See It"), which was originally published in “Forum and Century,” vol. 84, pp. 193-194, the thirteenth in the Forum series, Living Philosophies. It is also included in Living Philosophies (pp. 3-7), New York: Simon Schuster, 1931.. Note that the sources ...


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Albert Einstein According to Skeptic, Albert Einstein has already answered this himself, and apparently he said: "he had casually mentioned to some journalist that hardly any German intellectuals except a few churchmen were supporting individual rights and intellectual freedom. He added that this statement had subsequently been drastically exaggerated ...


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My source is https://gedankenfrei.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/mein-weltbild-albert-einstein.pdf. The quoted paragraph is a composite of sentences taken from two places in the essay. This first is the source for all but the last sentence: He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by ...


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The Ultimate Quotable Einstein has this quote: Blind obedience to authority is the greatest enemy of the truth. To Swiss teacher Jost Winteler, with whom he boarded while attending school in Aarau, complaining about a professor who would accept no criticism, July 8, 1901. CPAE, Vol. 1 Doc 115 This is very close to what you have in the question. The ...


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Yes, he did. In 1929, George Sylvester Viereck interview Albert Einstein for The Saturday Evening Post: Transcribed as follows: Unquestionably. No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life. Although, this quote is often used out of context to mislead ...


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Unable to determine veracity of quote. It pretty much depends on whether or not you believe a single man's claim about a personal conversation with Einstein. According to Quote Investigator, the origin of the quotation being attributed to Einstein is the book Gestalt Therapy Verbatim by Frederick S. Perls. As Albert Einstein once said to me: “Two things ...


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It's Unlikely that Einstein ever said this. The snopes page on this quote claims that the earliest reference to it is in a 1983 New York Times column: EINSTEIN REVISITED Asked once what the greatest invention of all times was, Albert Einstein is said to have replied, ''compound interest.'' His playful sense of humor and other aspects of his personality -as ...


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According to an article in Nature reviewing Magueijo's earlier book, the story is fictional: Faster Than the Speed of Light is a lively book that captures the excitement and frustrations of doing real-world science. Magueijo relates interestingly how his VSL proposal might possibly be a way out of some major puzzles facing cosmology, which he explains well. ...


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It's more or less impossible to prove the negative, but unless someone can find the actual quote, I'm going to say No. Per Wikipedia, his first marriage ended in divorce after sixteen years, and his second marriage ended with him a widower after seventeen years. Neither one is a candidate for a successful marriage of anywhere near fifty years — even if he ...


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Too long for a comment below Laurel's answer, so I'm posting this as a separate answer but I'm really amending Laurel's answer. The last part of the two stated versions is the same. For the first part, it seems that Einstein used the term "Autoritätsdusel" (https://books.google.de/books?id=NbbzAUehU50C&pg=PA65#v=onepage&q=autorit%C3%...


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The oldest confirmed use of any version of this quote that I was able to find is from Ray Cummings' short story The Time Professor, published in the Jan. 8, 1921 issue of Argosy All-Story Weekly (thanks to mgkrebbs for pointing this one out): "I do know what time is," Tubby declared. He paused. "Time," he added slowly -- "time is what keeps everything ...


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The quote "An alleged scientific discovery has no merit unless it can be explained to a barmaid." is popularly attributed to Lord Rutherford of Nelson in as stated in Einstein, the Man and His Achievement By G. J. Whitrow, Dover Press 1973. Einstein is unlikely to have said it since his theory of relativity was very abstract and based on sophisticated ...


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It was published as part of an interview with Einstein in the Saturday Evening Post of October 1929 by George Sylvester Viereck. Einstein did not write it himself. The interviewer quoted him, and wrote it down in English. Einstein presumably said it in German (his command of German being far superior to his command of English). The source for the quote is ...


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Yes, he did. He was asked with which weapons the third world war would be fought. He answered - in German - with the following remark: Ich bin [mir] nicht sicher, mit welchen Waffen der dritte Weltkrieg ausgetragen wird, aber im vierten Weltkrieg werden sie mit Stöcken und Steinen kämpfen (from Calaprice, Alice (2005). The new quotable Einstein. ...


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In his 1920 book My Second Country, political theorist and Francophile Robert Dell quotes Ernst Renan as saying: The only thing that gave me any conception of infinity was human stupidity. In 1915, five years before he published My Second Country, Dell had attributed that quote to a "great astronomer." It read: It isn't the stars that give me an ...


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The Ultimate Quotable Einstein was written by Alice Calaprice, Senior Editor and administrator of the Einstein Translation Project, who worked on all 12 volumes of his Collected Papers.1 Though the book has an entry for the Zebra Puzzle, the attribution reads: Supposedly, but not actually devised by Einstein as a child.2 http://www.amazon.com/Alice-...


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Highly unlikely, and even if it was said, it would have been sarcastic. Every source that I was able to find online is unsourced, apparently said in a private conversation. As a wise man once said Links on pinterest are unsourced and are commonly found alongside other image macros about conspiracy theories; most prominent are the Free Energy Suppression ...


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The short answer is: probably no he didn't say this quote. There is no citation supporting this claim. Another unsourced variants: You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother. If you can't explain something to a six-year-old, you really don't understand it yourself. But if you open page 418 of Einstein: His Life and ...


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I don't think so. For example, W. Isaacson's biography, which is very well documented and covers a lot of his personal life, doesn't cite anything like that at all. Also, he had 2 marriages, each of less than 20 years of length (as cited by the other answers). I seriously doubt he said something like that about his first wife. He did not have a great ...


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No, it is unlikely to be true. Here is one version of the story There’s a story about how Dr. Albert Einstein was traveling to Universities in his car , delivering lectures on his theory of relativity. During one journey, the driver remarked ” Dr. Einstein, I have heard you deliver that lecture about 30 times. I know it by heart and bet I could give it ...


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There's low probability that Marić made a significant contribution to Einstein's Theory of Relativity, let alone that she co-authored it with him. From Einstein from 'B' to 'Z' by John Stachel: In summary, the letters to Marić show Einstein referring to his studies, his ideas, his work on the electrodynamics of moving bodies over a dozen times (and we may ...


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No. The Nobel Prize money went to his ex-wife Mileva Marić as part of their divorce settlement. See for example Mileva Marić (Wikipedia), and Dark Side of Einstein Emerges in His Letters (New York Times). A somewhat detailed account of how the money was invested and spent appears here, but the information sources are not attributed, so take it with a ...


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It's highly doubtful that that quote is authentic given Einstein's general views on traditional/organized religion: The word God, he says, is “nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness,” and the Hebrew Bible is a collection of “honorable, but still purely primitive legends.” So Einstein expressing awe at some other religious text (the ...


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The statement was published well before being partially reprinted by Time in 1940. It was first published in 1934, for example in the La Crosse Tribune. The exact wording is by Rev. Dr. S. Parkes Cadman, who says he is "quoting in free translation a statement made by Professor Einstein last year to one of my colleagues...". After Time reprinted ...


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