In His Own Words: Albert Einstein

Since I’m in Seattle today, this post is short. But with Einstein, short is relative, right? 

For being a scientist, this famous brainiac sure had good things to say about all parts of life. Living from 1879-1955, he received the Nobel Prize and made enormous contributions to science, especially theoretical physics. But I realized, as I began to accumulate quotations by him, that he was also insightful on subjects from politics to imagination. 

Here he is, in his own words. Take a moment to read over these quotations, then think, digest, and weigh in.
“The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.”

“Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.”

I don’t believe in mathematics.”  

“An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.”

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” 
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Which quotation is your favorite? What do you think it means? Let’s discuss!