What do Albert Einstein and Pi have in common? March 14 is both Albert Einstein’s birthday and it is Pi (π) Day!
Einstein was born March 14, 1879, which would make him 134 years old if he were still alive! And Pi is celebrated on March 14 because it is the first few digits in the number Pi (3.14).
Pi π -Number. The number π is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, and is approximately equal to 3.14159. Wikipedia
In honor of both I would like to share 14 of my favorite Albert Einstein quotes and a great π website: http://www.piday.org/million/.
- Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
- Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
- The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
- I am convinced that (God) does not play dice.
- Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
- A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
- Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience.
- Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
- It is harder to crack a prejudice than an atom.
- As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.
- Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination.
- You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
- Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Let us always be curious, use our imagination, be understanding and be true to ourselves! Happy birthday Einstein! Happy π Day!
P.S. Yes, that is an original drawing of Einstein that I did last year. I digitally drew in π onto it. ♥ Doc Angi
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Comments on: "Einstein and Pi…Oh my!" (3)
Welcome back Doc Angi.
There is a story about Einstein’s tatoo on his right foot that says: PSOF (Put socks on first). He did not like wearing socks.
“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
If you have read #Vivekananda’s lecture on Maya [ GyanYog Series ] … the quote could easily be his own words, expounding the salient themes of Vedanta.