Who created the aphorisms? Who is the author of the book Aphorisms? What is the subject and main idea of aphorisms? What does the book of aphorisms tell? Who is Albert Einstein, author of Aphorisms? Here is the summary of the Aphorisms book, its words, comments and review…
Writer: Albert Einstein
Translator: Dogukan Honey
Publisher: Airship Book
Number of pages: 192
What Do Aphorisms Say? Subject, Main Idea, Summary
“There are two ways to live: to live as if nothing is a miracle, or as if everything is a miracle.”
A physicist who believes that all life is a miracle, and is inspired by it to explain life and the universe… Einstein’s thoughts and works continue to influence the scientific world even today. Although a scientist who achieved great things by following his dreams after a difficult childhood and education life, Einstein never ignored the importance of human values. According to Einstein, all it takes to save the world and humanity is a new way of thinking; Man, who is a part of the whole we call the universe, must embrace every living thing and all the beauties of the universe.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge,” says Einstein. This book clearly reveals the world view and world of thought of a genius who puts imagination above intelligence. Now our task is to dive into the infinity of the imagination.
Aphorisms Quotes – Lyrics
- Humanity created the atomic bomb, but no mouse would ever build a mousetrap.
- The world is a bad place to live. Not because of those who do evil, but because of those who sit and allow evil.
- To be who I can be, I must stop being who I am.
- “…after all, science is and will remain international!”
- “Our lives are measured by what we do for others.”
- Everyone has two choices: either we are loving or we are fearful.
- “The student is not a vessel we must fill, but a torch we must light.”
- Oh, did you know that we are not the first generation to want a life full of youth, beauty and freedom.
- “An expert has few new ideas; a lot for a beginner.”
- “The most rational way to teach is to set an example.”
- “Logic gets you from point A to point B; The power of imagination is everywhere!”
- “It is both peaceful and favorable for people to choose vegetarianism.”
- “The economic anarchy of capitalist society that exists today is, in my opinion, the true source of all evil.”
- “Relativity is valid in physics, not morality.”
Aphorisms Review – Personal Comments
All your words are beautiful…. The depth of meaning of every word… In fact, most sentences may seem simple, but when you think deeper, they become inextricable. (İrem Yurttaş)
E=mc2: A genius and the words filtered through his thoughts. Dozens of different perspectives that are thought-provoking, motivating, funny and intriguing. The world of science, the future of humanity, religions, education, curiosity, relationships… Ingenious words based on many more… I wish you a pleasant reading (Passenger)
The book, which consists of Einstein’s aphorisms, prompts you to think with accurate views. A good book to read to relax.. “I am grateful to those who said ‘no’ to me, whatever I have achieved in life, I have achieved thanks to them.” (ss)
Who Is The Author Of The Book Albert Einstein?
Jewish-born German theoretical physicist.
Born in Ulm, Germany, Einstein spent the first years of his life in Munich. He completed his high school education and higher education in Switzerland, but due to difficulties in finding a job at a university, he started working as an inspector in a patent office. The year 1905 was a miracle year for Einstein, and although his theories were not immediately adopted at the time, he published four articles that would later revolutionize physics. In 1914, he returned to Germany at the personal request of Max Planck. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 for his work on the photoelectric effect. Due to the rise of the Nazi Party to power, he left Germany in 1933 and settled in the United States. He died in Princeton, where he spent the rest of his life.
Albert Einstein, with his theories of special relativity and general relativity, revolutionized the understanding of space, which had been dominated by Newtonian mechanics for two centuries. His theories, which he created with only mathematical calculations and equations, were later proven experimentally many times. The mass-energy equivalence he formulated with the equation E = mc2 explained how stars create energy and paved the way for nuclear technology. His mathematical explanations for the photoelectric effect and Brownian motion are among his other contributions to modern physics. He spent most of his life trying to create a unified field theory that unified all theories, but these efforts were fruitless. Einstein was quite skeptical of some of the results of quantum mechanics, especially the uncertainty principle, but these approaches were widely accepted in the future.
Einstein, worried that the Nazis would develop a nuclear bomb, sent a letter to the US President Roosevelt, recommending that the US start nuclear studies. He defended the idea that the Jews should have their own country after the Holocaust and supported the establishment of Israel. In his various interviews, he stated that he did not believe in Judaism and other holy books, and published an article sympathetic to socialism. Along with Bertrand Russell, he also published a manifesto against nuclear weapons.
Einstein published more than 300 scientific papers in his lifetime, and also had more than 150 non-scientific works. Because of his achievements and works, the word Einstein has become synonymous with “genius”.
On April 18, 1955, Albert Einstein suffered internal bleeding. He was drafting a television speech for the seventh anniversary of Israel’s founding, but he died before he could finish it. Einstein refused the surgery, saying, “I want to go whenever I want. It is unpleasant to prolong life artificially. I’ve used my share, now it’s time to go and I want to do it gracefully”. He died at Princeton Hospital at the age of 76.
Einstein’s remains were cremated and his ashes scattered in an unknown location. During his autopsy, Princeton Hospital pathologist Thomas Stoltz Harvey removed Einstein’s brain, with permission from his family, to preserve it. He believed that in the future neurology would find out why Einstein was so smart.
Albert Einstein Books – Works
- My Last Years
- The theory of relativity
- Love Letters
- Meaning of Relativity
- The World Through My Eyes
- Science and Philosophy Writings
- On Life, Death, War, Peace, Science, Religion, God, and Other Things
- Overview of Our World
- Ideas and Preferences
- Special and General Theory of Relativity
- Correspondence with Life (Letters)
- Evolution of Physics
- Space, Time, Matter 1
- Why Socialism?
- Selected Essays on the Wisdom of Life
- Notes From My Life
- The World in My Words
- Einstein’s Travelogue
- The World As I See It
Albert Einstein Quotes – Lyrics
- A theory can be tested by experiment, but there is no way to derive theory from experiment. (Notes From My Life)
- The following maxim was attributed to Einstein by a South American writer who used it in one of his letters. It can be accepted as true because it reflects the thoughts that Einstein often expressed in his speeches. The measles of the Jesus race. Nationalism is a childhood disease. (Correspondence with Life (Letters))
- Einstein always emphasized the harm that the use of the atomic bomb would cause to humanity in his speeches and writings, and somewhere he said: “I don’t know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but I know very well that World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” (Science and Philosophy Writings)
- I am a true “lone traveler” and have never been wholly true to my country, my home, my friends, or even my family. (Ideas and Preferences)
- An individual’s life is meaningful as long as it contributes to making the life of other living things more noble and beautiful. (The World Through My Eyes)
- Aren’t we all children of one god, as religion says? (My Last Years)
- According to Einstein, the Chinese “can well outshine all races by their industriousness, their persistence, and their multitude of numbers. Almost all of Singapore is in Chinese hands. They are highly respected as traders, unlike the Japanese, who are notorious for their unreliability. (Einstein’s Travelogue)
- As long as not one child is unhappy in the world, there are no great inventions and advancements!.. (Selected Essays on the Wisdom of Life)
- *I said and saved my soul (The World Through My Eyes)
- “Three trees” is something different from “four trees”. Again, two trees are a different concept from two stones. The concepts of the numbers 2,3,4… liberated from the concepts they derive, have come out of our thinking minds in order to reach the universal reality. (Evolution of Physics)
- “One sees clearly that there is a limit to understanding and reconciliation with others, even if it is vindictive.” (Overview of Our World)
- “Our lives are measured by what we do for others.” (aphorisms)
- Our brain, which has evolved in macro dimensions, cannot grasp the phenomenon that causes entanglement, namely the principle of overlap. There is only one state of a macro-scale system in which we live. For example, let’s take a pair of gloves and put each single glove in two separate boxes and send one of the boxes to the North Pole. If the person opening the box at the North Pole encounters a right-handed glove, he will “instantly” know that the glove in the other box is left-handed. No problem so far. But things change when we do the same experiment in micro dimensions. The gloves in the sealed box are in the “both right-handed and left-handed” state. We call this the superposition principle, and it’s a quantum phenomenon that has been proven by countless experiments. Therefore, if the person opening the box at the North Pole encounters a left-handed glove, he will understand that the other box is a right-handed glove, but there is also a possibility that he will encounter a right-handed glove when he opens the box. This was exactly where Einstein’s objection was. Keeping his philosophically “realistic” position to the end, Einstein therefore claimed that there must be hidden variables in quantum physics that we don’t know yet. (Notes From My Life)
- I mean; the state should be our servant, not us slaves of the state. (Ideas and Preferences)
- East; inferior, barbaric, savage, violent, uncivilized, infantile, irrational, fanatical, stagnant, exotic, exciting, and (sometimes) sensual. On the contrary, the West is superior, civilized, restrained, mature, rational, dynamic, enlightened and familiar. But these dichotomies are actually more complex than they seem. The West is both interested and disgusted with the East. (Einstein’s Travelogue)
- The state is for the people, the people are not for the state. (The World Through My Eyes)
- “Every remembrance of the past is colored by the individual’s current mood, so it provides a deceptive look.” (Notes From My Life)
- The conclusion reached is quite simple: That is, we are in such a situation that it is impossible to satisfy the needs that appear under the philosophy of the system we live in. But our situation is even worse: for this philosophy not only allows for the satisfaction of the strongest interests, but is also supported by very deep, traditional feelings, which are horrified to be supplanted by another philosophy. These feelings are so ingrained in those who feed them that any change in the social values they support grows in their eyes like an infringement on the natural order.” (Why Socialism?)
- Blessed is that man who constantly helps in life, knows no fear, and is a stranger to all aggression and vindictiveness. The ideal people who give comfort to humanity in the painful situations they have created are kneaded from this dough. (Correspondence with Life (Letters))
- “Politics exists for a moment, but an equation lives forever.” (Science and Philosophy Writings)