A Note From Einstein On The Key To A Happy Life Just Sold For $1.5 Million

October 25, 2017

A hand-written note by Albert Einstein containing advice on living a happy life has sold at an auction house in Jerusalem for $1.56 million.

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In November 1922, Einstein was traveling from Europe to Japan for a lecture series. During the journey, the 43-year-old learned he'd been awarded the Nobel Prize in physics.

Einstein stayed in a secluded room at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. When a courier came to his room to make a delivery, he did not have any money to tip him. Instead, he handed the messenger a signed note, written in German.

"A calm and humble life will bring more happiness than the pursuit of success and the constant restlessness that comes with it."

It just sold for $1.56 million.

A second note written at the same time sold for $240,000. It reads: "Where there's a will, there's a way."

Neither the buyer's nor the seller's identity has been made public.

Einstein note on happy life
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