Saturday, September 08, 2007

“He Will Never Amount to Anything.”

In 1895 Albert Einstein’s teacher said to his father: “It doesn’t matter what he does, he will never amount to anything.”

One can only imagine Hermann Einstein walking home to tell his wife, Pauline, the bad news. He needn’t have worried. Within ten years of this woefully inaccurate prediction, Albert’s colossal intellect was already beginning to unlock the secrets of the universe. In time he became the foremost mind of the twentieth century. Not bad for a ‘poor student’.

Image: Albert Einstein.