Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. –Albert Einstein
This Albert Einstein quote has been on my business cards, my stationary, resume, and has been posted in every office I’ve every used. It exemplifies everything I hope to inspire in my children, learning-wise.
Really, if I can get my kids to understand that there is only so much about the world that people know and can be taught, and that they need to imagine and discover new knowledge on their own, I’ll have done an important thing. I will have raised thinkers.
Imagination breeds creativity, and creativity breeds discovery and invention.
I want my kids to be innovators and to seek their own understanding of the world, not rely on what other people have learned or discovered. I want them to be lifelong learners.
What does this quote mean to you?
Challenge your children to think about its meaning, and discuss your ideas together.
My kids have started quote notebooks so that they can collect and interpret words of wisdom from great figures in history. I think it’s important for them to examine the words and lives of great thinkers.
I’ve included our notebooking printable for you below. If you can, take a minute and comment. Let me know what Einstein’s words say to you.
Do you have a favorite quote from Albert Einstein? Or one about imagination? I hope you’ll share…