Misattributed To Einstein Quotes

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“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”
Narcotics Anonymous

Alexandre Dumas fils
“The difference between genius and stupidity is: genius has its limits.”
Alexandre Dumas-fils

C.E.M. Joad
“Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources”
C.E.M. Joad

Albert Einstein
“A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.”
Albert Einstein

Théophile Gautier
“Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not want to sign.”
Théophile Gautier

Alexander Pope
“A little Learning is a dangerous Thing.”
Alexander Pope

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
“Every now and then a man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Autocrat of the Breakfast Table

Stuart Chase
“Common sense is what tells us the earth is flat.”
Stuart Chase, Language in Thought and Action

“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”
Robert J. Hanlon

Maurice Maeterlinck
“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”
Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life of the Bee

“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is.”
Benjamin Brewster

“Not everything that can be counted counts.
Not everything that counts can be counted.”
William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: a casual introduction to sociological thinking

Ludwig Boltzmann
“If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.”
Ludwig Boltzmann

Albert Einstein
“The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.”
Albert Einstein

Darryl Anka
“Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”
Darryl Anka

Anthony Kiedis
“One of the better definitions of insanity - doing the exact same thing over and over and expecting the result to be different.”
Anthony Kiedis, Scar Tissue

“Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.”
Anonymus Autor

Ernst F. Schumacher
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”
E.F. Schumacher

David Sedaris
“Einstein wrote that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. That said, is it crazier to repeatedly throw yourself against a window, or to repeatedly open that window, believing the creatures that are throwing themselves against it might come into your house, take a look around, and leave with no hard feelings?”
David Sedaris

“Einstein’s remark on the limitlessness of human stupidity is made even more disturbing by the discovery that infinity comes in different sizes. Answering ‘How much stupider?’ or trying to measure the minimal idiocy bounded by an IQ test are mysteries which are themselves infinitely less alarming than simply attempting to tally the anti-savant population. One can count all the natural idiots (they’re the same as the even number of idiots – twice as many), but the number of real idiots continues forever: all the counting idiots (finger reckoners) plus all the fractional idiots (geniuses on a bad day) plus all the irrational idiots (they go on and on and on) add up to a world in which the approaching upper limit of our set of natural resources has its complement in the inexhaustible lower limit of our set of mental ones.”
Bauvard, Some Inspiration for the Overenthusiastic

Christian Cantrell
“Do you know what Albert Einstein's definition of insanity was?"
"Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
Christian Cantrell

“The computer is incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid. Man is unbelievably slow, inaccurate, and brilliant. The marriage of the two is a challenge and opportunity beyond imagination.”
Stuart G. Walesh

Enrico Fermi
“If I could remember the names of these particles, I would have been a botanist.”
Enrico Fermi

Robert G.  Thompson
“To paraphrase Einstein, insanity is expecting employees to do one thing while rewarding them for doing something else.”
Robert G. Thompson, Hooked on Customers: The Five Habits of Legendary Customer-Centric Companies

Joss Sheldon
“Albert Einstein once said that ‘insanity’ was ‘Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting to achieve different results’. He was a clever chap, that Einstein fella. And, according to him, I must have been insane. Because I kept on working hard, and I kept on expecting to be rewarded, even though my hard work had never been rewarded before. I didn’t have any evidence to suggest that I’d be rewarded. It wasn’t a rational belief. It all came down to optimism. Blind, debilitating optimism.”
Joss Sheldon, The Little Voice

Jessica Verdi
“I checked my phone again one more time before crawling into bed, fully aware that Einstein's definition of insanity was repeating the same action over and expecting different results.”
Jessica Verdi, My Life After Now

“Finance people should remember Albert Einstein’s wise words: “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”
Bjarte Bogsnes, Implementing Beyond Budgeting: Unlocking the Performance Potential