Handwritten Einstein Note Praising Modest Life Sells For $1.56 Million

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An autographed note by Albert Einstein extolling the virtues of a modest life, which Einstein gave to a hotel worker in lieu of a tip in 1922, has sold at auction for $1.56 million. What do you think?

“Yet another of Einstein’s theories that hasn’t held up to modern scientific scrutiny.”

Hunter Phillips • Butter Wrapper

“Now I wish I’d saved my Stephen Hawking letter urging me to quit college and become a beachcomber.”

Alan Paulette • Beachcomber


“It’s amazing that nearly 100 years later, Einstein can still teach us something new about how to weasel out of a tip.”

Judy Dowd • Systems Analyst