10 Lessons from Einstein

1. Follow Your Curiosity “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

2. Perseverance is Priceless “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

3. Focus on the Present “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”

4. The Imagination is Powerful “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

5. Make Mistakes “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

6. Live in the Moment “I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.”

7. Create Value “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

8. Don’t be repetitive “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

9. Knowledge Comes From Experience “Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience.”

10. Learn the Rules and Then Play Better “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”

Source: Dumb little man


  1. sahrin says:


  2. rockesh says:

    i just love him and ,he is my god father

  3. lisa moral says:

    Hermoso y verdadero!!!. Digno de aplicar, replicar y guardar en la mente. Personas como estas en el mundo debemos imitar…

  4. Patt says:

    Lo utilice en mi tesis :) 4. La imaginación es poderosa “La imaginación lo es todo. Es la vista previa de las próximas atracciones de la vida. La imaginación es más importante que el conocimiento. “

  5. GRICEL says:


  6. Linda Valles says:

    It has been hard to look at the before and figure out the after and then I learn..

  7. Ana says:

    It is so true!!!

  8. WiseGhost says:

    Nice, very nice!

  9. Alexandra says:

    Beautiful and true…<3

  10. Toni says:

    O Homem sonha…o Homem réaliza…

  11. Pedro Pineda says:

    Estas frases alientan mi alma a luchar, a perseverar en circuntancias adversas!!!

  12. Margaret Schoeman says:

    Love this!
    Oh, so, so TRUE.

  13. N.J.Bond says:

    Knowledge that come from natures direct experience is must come with wisdom this balanced is pure and charecteristic kind .Only in this stage man is freed from delusion , other wise he is clever animal . 97% of them are there now who created the pollution and global warming that has made the globe so unsustainable .

  14. Edgardo Valentino D. Olaes says:

    Whether good, or bad, or useful that have known from the past, there are lessons learned. Next to tackle = IMAGINATION. Imagine, your thoughts have lots of meaning and powerful idea, do it. Perhaps, it will be useful at the final moment, when you have the MOMENTUM. From Edgardo Valentino D. Olaes

  15. tudo bem says:

    porta te bem! :)
    isto tem de ser festejado… com urze.
    boas questoas surrealistas.

  16. Mohammad Ali Gaad says:

    never let you Curiosity be devour.Certainly it is only the way to learn and gain experience,another thing: infallible person learn to be firm by making mistakes.

  17. Dorothy Semenya says:

    Afterall, solo se vive una vez….

  18. Jackie Ruka says:

    I truly love what you wrote about imagination!
    In addition to the 10 rules, learning to play the game better, in fact takes imagination. Doing out of the ordinary or tweaking to the element of preparation with surprise are lessons that add dimension.

  19. Yask says:

    “Doing the same think again and again, and expecting a different result” is not insanity. By doing a task, we gain some experience. While doing it again this experience will help to make the task easier or may be interesting. Doing things again will surely give different results as every time we do a task, we explore its new faces. Exploration is a function of interest and enthusiasm left in us. If it don’t exist, no one can expect you to try things more than once…

    1. alex garcia says:

      Therefore you are not doing the same thing… because now you have gained experience and the experience is adding to what you are doing. Only if you do the same thing without any major changes and expect a different result is it insanity.

  20. Edgardo Valentino D. Olaes says:

    Imagination is like a dream, or thinking without planning. When it made into possibility, he will tell to the world this is my work!
    John Lennon had his song IMAGINE; but it didn’t happen, or maybe some other time. Martin Luther King Jr said: I HAVE A DREAM; but it happened, only little by little, and not yet enough. Maybe in the nearest future, the entirety of his will all be possible. From Edgardo Valentino D. Olaes

  21. Aleph Ozuas says:

    Gostei das dicas do linguarudo. Sério!

  22. Mohamed Shameer says:

    Some humble comments
    1. Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is information placed in order. Experience is not necessarily the only source of knowledge.
    2. Imagination is not limited to lifes coming attractions. Imagination is equally applicable to the past.
    3. If imagination is more important than knowledge, is it necessary to learn the rules of the game?
    4. You dont have to play better than anyone else. You just have to play the best as what you are endowed with

    1. william kruhmin says:

      i am liking much your wisdoms here.being of the more ethereal sort,i especially like to reflect on #1 and #3. (1) i like to feel there is information ‘out there(or in here)’ that we can access just by ‘tapping’ into it.the Tibetans,Dogans and other ancient cultures, had information about some things that we are just beginning to corroborate now w/powerful tecnologys.this excites me. (3)i don’t think we HAVE to follow the rules.it feels like ‘should’.i don’t like these words.these may apply in the ‘conventional’ world,but outside of that,does one?!! i guess it matters,also, how you gualify ‘the game’. and,THANK YOU, (4)NOONE HAS TO PLAY BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE. it is like integrity to your own being to be exactly who you are w/NO EXPECTATIONS.let things arise organically. YES!

    2. Mohamed Shameer says:

      Agree with you, William, athough there are lots to contemplate about. Yet, limiting to one question. What exactly is a conventional world? and what exactly is outside of that?

    3. Gustavo Reveles says:

      1. Agree
      2. Agree
      3. Unless you want to live imaginating and not interested in making things happen, my answer would be yes.
      4. Agree

  23. YANKEY says:

    i had 7 out of the 10 marks

  24. Cecil Herbie Jones says:

    Without imagination, knowledge is often useless.
    Without imagination experience is not recognisable.
    Without imagination the moment is too ordinary.
    Without imagination mistakes are not funny.
    Without imagination success is not appreciated.
    Without imagination repetition is a trap which occurs often.
    Without imagination curiosity is blind.
    Without imagination one cannot play better.

    1. william kruhmin says:

      good one! tho,one other thought, ~ without imagination,we might not even be here. ~ imagine that?!! this feels like play to me.

    2. Glen says:

      haha! just laughing out loud here :D

    3. archana says:

      well said!

  25. Hombre says:

    To Dr, Nikhat Riaz:

    the answer to the “invited” question is given in the previous point> Knowledge comes fron an experience. Thus to learn the rules and play better can be achieved by gathering as much exp. as possible (applies to any game).

    1. Randi says:

      Knowledge comes from experience. Experience is knowledge. Learn how to play and perfect it.

    2. Dr V Jayaraman says:

      “Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.”

  26. Ayesha Muzaffar says:

    Thats all true.These significant points should be impliment in our lives for a successful,meaningful and purposful society.Every sensible and responsible person should be learn from these vital principles.

  27. Dr. Nikhat Riaz says:

    The tenth rule of the ‘Ten Lessons’ or ‘The Ten Commandments’ about the rule of the game invites the question “How and from where?”…

    1. Boj Dimmendaal says:

      Follow the 9 other rules Dr. Nikhat Riaz

  28. Darby Ze says:

    Thx u ! Just love it

  29. Yamayra says:

    Obrigado! Sr. Coelho

  30. Philippa says:

    Can you imagine if he were alive now. the impact of his profound work would really shift this universe beyond recognition.

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  32. Acharya Omkar says:

    ‘I like n respect very most being a science student and my field of interest.’to the albert Einestine. Thanks my respected paulo coelho.’

  33. Maria Bertilia M. Lins says:

    Adorei este post,sábias lií§íµes;ní£o foi a toa que Einstein foi chamado de gíªnio.Obrigada Paulo Coelho por compartilha-las.

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