Pretty much everyone knows Einstein was a smart guy (OK, a genius) and a brilliant physicist, but did you know he was also a philosopher, a humanitarian, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, a man of great empathy, and that he shared bits of wisdom that offered empowerment to those who read his work?
His written and spoken words often shared his compassion, empathy and desire to empower others, read on for nine great Albert Einstein quotes about those things.
Einstein Quotes on Empathy
Empathy is being able to understand and share in the feelings of others, and I chose these particular quotes because they address the way we interact with others and share in their feelings.
“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”
“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.”
“All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.”
Einstein Quotes About Empowerment
Empowerment is the power given to people, or that that claim and take for themselves, and it is the process of getting stronger and gaining the confidence to control your own life. I chose the following Einstein quotes about empowerment because – well – I like them.
“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”
“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”
Did I miss any of your favorite Einstein quotes? Feel free to leave a comment or question below if you feel inspired to do so.