1026 – “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

-Matthew Kelly [See Source Notes for information on misattribution]

Quote Number: 71

Source: Kelly, Matthew. “The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose.” Fireside: New York. 2004. Pg 80.

Source Notes: This quote has been widely attributed to Albert Einstein, however, it only first appeared in 2004 in the source above as attributed to Einstein. The idea presented in the quote has been floating around in education circles for decades, and similar quotes appear throughout that time. Quote Investigator goes into further detail here.


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