The Ultimate Quotable Einstein

November 30, 2010

  • ‎”Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

  • “Fear or stupidity has always been the basis of most human actions. ”

  • “You must be aware that most men (and also not only a few women) are by nature not monogamous. This nature makes itself even more forceful when tradition and circumstance stand in an individual’s way.”

Princeton University Press has just published a new edition of the popular collection of Einstein quotations that has sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide and been translated into twenty-five languages.

The Ultimate Quotable Einstein features four hundred additional quotes, bringing the total to roughly 1,600 in all. It includes new sections as well as a chronology of Einstein’s life and accomplishments, Freeman Dyson‘s authoritative foreword, and new commentary by Alice Calaprice.

There are also find quotes by others about Einstein (such as “Not yet hanged,” the caption under Einstein’s photograph in a book of “enemies of the state” produced by Hitler’s regime in 1933) along with quotes attributed (and misattributed) to him. Every quotation is documented, and Calaprice selected new photographs and cartoons to introduce each section.

The list price is $24.95.

1 Comment

  • Comment by Uncleredeye — Dec 2,2010 at 12:07 pm

    Didn’t he also say the energy was the same thing as mass times the speed of light squared? Or something.

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