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Albert Einstein's handwritten note on happiness auctioned for $1.3 mn

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

Reuters  |  Jerusalem 

Strapped for cash in a Tokyo hotel, Albert Einstein wrote his take on life on a note and handed it to the bellboy instead of a tip. The physicist’s formula for happy living fetched $1.3 million on Tuesday, a Jerusalem auction house said. In 1922, Einstein was en route to Japan when the announcement came he would be awarded the 1921 Nobel prize in physics, Winner’s Auctions and Exhibitions said. Upon his arrival in Tokyo, he holed up in his hotel room trying to put his thoughts to paper. When an attendant came to his room to make a delivery, Einstein found ...

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First Published: Wed, October 25 2017. 08:17 IST