Einstein's Handwritten Note On Theory Of Happiness Fetches $1.5 Million At Auction

Tabitha Dunn
October 26, 2017

He had recently been informed that he was going to receive the Nobel Prize for physics, and his fame outside of scientific circles was growing.

Instead, he handed the messenger a signed note - using stationery of the Imperial Hotel Tokyo - with one sentence, 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".

That's when the messenger arrived with a delivery and Einstein found himself without any money for a tip.

The seller of the notes was reported to be the messenger's kin.

It is reported that in November 1922, the great physicist, who came from lectures in Japan, recently learned about the awarding of the Nobel prize and paginasexo the first fruits of worldwide fame, was not at hand change for a tip. He did not have a tip available for a bellboy who came to his room, so he decided to make the most of his popularity. That notes also sold in the auction for $240,000, Wiener said.

Impressed but a little embarrassed by the publicity, Einstein tried to write his thoughts and feelings on paper at the hotel, it added.

The note eventually fetched $1.56 million.

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Today's bidding began at $2,900 (NZD) and quickly escalated.

The winning bid for the note far exceeded the pre-auction estimate of between $5,000 and $8,000, according to the website of Winner's auction house.

Another note Einstein gave the bellboy, which reads "Where there's a will there's a way", was sold for over Dollars 200,000.

Recall that figure of the US President Donald trump, which was exhibited at the auction house Nate D. Sanders sold almost 30 thousand dollars.

The seller was reportedly the bellboy's nephew, the BBC reported.

Einstein served as a non-resident governor of Jerusalem's Hebrew University.

Albert Einstein is best known for his theory of relativity and mass-energy equivalence formula.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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