Quote Explained #2: Albert Einstein – Insanity

Jul 15, 2013 | Articles

Quote Explained #2: Albert Einstein – Insanity
4.91 (98.12%) 255 votes

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

What does it mean? 

Have you ever set out to do something, but always run into the same problem that brings you to a dead end? No matter how many times you try, no matter how many times you start over, you still end up with the same result? If Einstein was still around he’d tell you that you’re insane. I’m sure we’ve all experienced this before. We just need to slow down, take a deep breathe, and think for a minute. You’re clearly doing something wrong but have not realized what. If there’s a will, there’s a way. It just has to be a different way. Figure out what you can do differently before you do it again. History doesn’t have to repeat itself.

More Quotes by Albert Einstein

  • The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
  • A person who never made a mistake is someone who never tried anything new.
  • The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
  • Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value.