Albert, Albert Einstein

A. Albert Einstein spoke of change when he said, ‘the world as we have created is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking’.”

– Hon’ble Chief Justice of India, Hon’ble Justice T.S. Thakur, Board of Control for Cricket v. Cricket Association of Bihar, (2016) 8 SCC 535.

B.We would like to support our hypothesis with an anecdote. If a boy is sitting with his girlfriend/lover, he would feel the time fly away and 60 minutes would seem as 60 seconds. On the other hand, if a person puts his finger in a hot boiling water, 60 seconds would feel like 60 minutes. This is the Theory of Relativity.”

– Hon’ble Justice A.K. Sikri, Pargan Singh v. State of Punjab, (2014) 14 SCC 619.

C. Winston Churchill, Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Nelson Rockefeller, George Washington and many others had learning disability.”

– Hon’ble Justice G.S. Singhvi & Hon’ble Justice A.K. Ganguly, UOI v. Pritilata Nanda, (2010) 11 SCC 674.

D.‘Environment’ is a difficult word to define. Its normal meaning relates to the surroundings, but obviously that is a concept which is relatable to whatever object it is which is surrounded. Einstein had once observed, ‘the environment is everything that isn’t me’.”

– Hon’ble Justice Arijit Pasayat, K.M. Chinnappa v. UOI, (2002) 10 SCC 606.


I. The conception of time was explained by Einstein in 1906 in these two simple sentences: ‘all our judgments in which time plays a role are judgments about simultaneous events; if I say, for example, the train arrives here at 7 it means that the coincidence of the small hand of my watch with the number 7 and the arrival of the train are simultaneous events’ – Albert Einstein in Annalen der Physik, Berlin 1905 quoted in Albert Einstein by Leopold Infield, New York, 1950.”

Ram Swarup v. Brij Nandan Prasad, Allahabad High Court, [Second Appeal No. 1202 of 1958].

II. “Human knowledge is never static. Human knowledge, as we have mentioned, is always progressing. So, relativity was always there but we became aware only after Einstein. That is the basic difference between discovery and invention.”

– Commissioner of Income Tax (Central) v. Assam Oil Co. Ltd., Calcutta High Court, [Income-Tax Reference No. 374 of 1971].

III.Scientists had produced a body of universal laws, so wide and majestic, that we still tend to write them out in capitals: The Electromagnetic Field Theory of Light; Richter’s Law of Reciprocal Proportions; Charles’s Law of Gases; The Law of Combining Volume; The Zeroth Law; The Valency Concept; The Laws of Mass Action and others beyond counting. Many wise men believed that there was nothing much left for science to do till a young Swiss, having no access to a laboratory and no library greater than that of the National Patents Office in Bern, where he was employed as a Technical Examiner, Class III published a paper in the German Physics Journal ‘Annalen der Physik’. His name was Albert Einstein.”

Sunnaren Seaways Inc. v. The Metals and Scrap Trading Corporation Ltd., Delhi High Court, [IA No. 2486/1995].

IV. Einstein’s genius thrived while he was employed as a Clerk in a Patent Office and his comparative modesty in formal education proved not to be any impediment for advancing esoteric and complex theories in Physics and Mathematics.”

D.K. Jain v. Delhi Jal Board, Delhi High Court, [Writ Petition (C) No. 4159 of 2003].

V. We therefore begin our analysis of the evidence by reminding ourselves the words of the great Albert Einstein, ‘we can’t solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them’.”

Jai Pal Shishodia v. Poonam Rathore, Delhi High Court, [RFA (OS) 73/2008].

VI. “Albert Einstein had said ‘it is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge’.”

M.R. Gupta v. University of Delhi, Delhi High Court, [Writ Petition (Civil) No. 7248 of 2010].

VII. One is required to appraise the evidence not from the standpoint of a genius like Albert Einstein or from the standpoint of an idiot like Don Quixote, but analyze it from the standpoint of a prudent man.”

Karthick Theodre v. State, Madras High Court, [Crl. A. (MD) No. 321 of 2011].

VIII. Albert Einstein failed to reach the required standard in the general part of examination held by the Swiss Federal Polytechnic in Zurich though he attained exceptional grades in Physics and Mathematics. His contribution to science needs no articulation.”

– Phaguni Nilesh Lal v. The Registrar General, Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court, [Writ Petition (C) No. 360 of 2013]

IX.Albert Einstein stated, ‘imagination is more important than knowledge’. When knowledge denotes accumulation of proven facts, imagination explores the areas of disproving the existing belief and paving paths to new world. Imagination is the mother of all inventions and discoveries. Without imagination, there is no creativity. The urge to create something new or develop something new, comes from imagination.

S. Nelson Prabhakar v. The Central Board of Secondary Education, Madras High Court, [Writ Petition No. 14596 of 2013]

X.In words of Albert Einstein, ‘human spirit must prevail over technology’.”

– Shapoorji Pallonji v. State of Maharashtra, Bombay High Court, [Writ Petition (L) No. 2070 of 2017].

XI.Albert Einstein quite rightly said ‘the world not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything’.”

– Mohan Lal v. State of U.P., Allahabad High Court, [Writ Petition No. 3239 of 2018].Einstein