Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Quotable Albert Einstein

The words of the highly-quotable Albert Einstein appear on a t-shirt offered for sale on Nassau Street in Princeton. Einstein remains a popular figure in Princeton, but there is no evidence that this quotation about the difference between stupidity and genius, clever as it is, was ever said by him. According to Quote Investigator, this saying is derived from a French quotation which first appeared in print in 1865 where it was attributed to Alexandre Dumas, fils. Nevertheless, you will be forgiven if you choose not to debate this point across the street from the campus of Princeton University.

"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."

—Albert Einstein
T-shirt available at Landau in Princeton

Note:  Yes, you can quote me on that!

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