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Quotes of the Day for 14 March 2001 – Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was born this day in 1879, a man of incredible genius and insight who couldn't tie his necktie so the ends came out even (he sometimes cut the offending end off). He needed a year of remedial math to get into college and the only job he could get after graduating was as a patent clerk - but a paper he wrote in his spare time earned him an unsolicited PhD. Here's a tiny selection of our Einstein quotes.

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The quotes:

The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!

Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited while imagination embraces the entire world.

No, this trick won't work. How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?
     - All today's quotes are from Albert Einstein


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