Back in 1904, a 25-year-old Albert Einstein would spend his afternoons pushing a stroller.You could find him "wheeling a baby carriage on the streets of Bern, Switzerland, halting now and then, unmindful of the traffic around him, to scribble down some mathematical symbols in a notebook that shared the carriage with his infant son, also named Albert," The New York Times wrote in its obituary of the great scientist."Out of those symbols came the most explosive ideas in the age-old strivings of man to fathom the mystery of his universe," The Times added.In his lifetime, Einstein would change the world, describing the workings of reality better than anyone since Isaac Newton and revealing the capabilities of the atom bomb.In time, Einstein's name has become a byword for genius.Here's the genius, in his own words.On authority"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth."["The Curious History of Relativity"]On scope"Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But there is no doubt in my mind that the lion belongs with it even if he cannot reveal himself to the eye all at once because of his huge dimension."[Smithsonian, February 1979]On politics"I am by heritage a Jew, by citizenship a Swiss, and by makeup a human being, and only a human being, without any special attachment to any state or national entity whatsoever."["The Yale Book of Quotations"]See the rest of the story at Business Insider Click here to read full news..