Albert Einstein's Secrets For Happiness Revealed As Notes Surface After 95 Years - RiseEarth

Albert Einstein's Secrets For Happiness Revealed As Notes Surface After 95 Years

by Mark Molloy; The Telegraph

Albert Einstein’s thoughts on the secret to happiness have been revealed thanks to handwritten notes from the genius which have surfaced after 95 years.

The German-born physicist dedicated his life to science, but suggested in the notes that fulfilling a long-term ambition doesn't necessarily guarantee happiness.

His thoughts on the pursuit of happiness were revealed in the notes written for a courier he met in 1922.

Albert Einstein wrote the notes in 1922 Credit: AP

The theoretical physicist, who is celebrated for his groundbreaking theory of relativity, was on a lecture tour in Japan when the encounter took place.

He was staying at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo but did not have any change available to tip the courier.

Two notes written by Albert Einstein are set to be auctioned Credit: AFP

Instead, the Nobel Prize winner handed the man two handwritten notes, telling him: “Maybe if you're lucky those notes will become much more valuable than just a regular tip.”

Einstein wrote on one of the notes: “A quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest.”

“Where there's a will, there's a way,” he wrote on another sheet.

They were written on stationary from the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan Credit: AFP

The notes, which were previously unknown to researchers, are being sold by an anonymous Hamburg resident and are set to be auctioned in Jerusalem.

Roni Grosz, an Einstein archivist at Jerusalem's Hebrew University, said: “What we're doing here is painting the portrait of Einstein - the man, the scientist, his effect on the world - through his writings.

“This is a stone in the mosaic.”

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