Small is the number of people who see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
( 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955)
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. He is best known for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc²
“Einstein died at Princeton Hospital, so I headed there first. But it was chaos — journalists, photographers, onlookers. So I headed over to Einstein’s office at the Institute for Advanced Studies.
When Morse walked into Einstein’s office, he snapped a photo of the desk where Einstein had been working just hours before.
Albert Einstein’s office just hours after his death on April 18, 1955. (Photographer: Ralph Morse. Image Source: Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images.)
“I have done my share.
Hours before his death, Einstein’s doctors proposed trying a new and unproven surgery as a final option for extending his life. Einstein simply replied, “I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly.
We cannot predict the value our work will provide to the world. That’s fine. It is not our job to judge our own work . It is our job to create it, to pour ourselves into it, and to master our craft as best we can.
We all have the opportunity to squeeze every ounce of greatness out of ourselves that we can. We all have the chance to do our share.