Einstein’s Note on Happiness Sells for $1.3 Million
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In 1922, German-born scientist Albert Einstein was traveling to Tokyo when he found out he had earned the Nobel Prize in Physics.
While in Japan, Einstein stayed at Tokyo's Imperial Hotel. During his stay, a hotel worker came to Einstein's room to make a delivery. Einstein found himself without any money to give the man as a tip for his services.
So, instead of money, the famous scientist handed the hotel worker a signed note with a sentence he wrote in German. It read: "A calm and humble life will bring more happiness than the pursuit of success and the constant restlessness that comes with it."
He gave him another note that read: "Where there's a will, there's a way."
Both notes were written on the Imperial Hotel's notepaper.
Einstein reportedly advised the man to keep the notes, saying they may one day be worth more than any tip he could give him.
The hotel worker must have listened to Einstein's advice.
Ninety-five years later, the hotel worker's nephew contacted Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions, an auction company in Israel.
On Tuesday, the notes were put on auction in Jerusalem. The price for the happiness note started at $2,000. About 25 minutes later, it sold to the highest bidder.
That person, who was not named, agreed to pay $1.3 million dollars.
The second signed Einstein note sold for over $200,000.
Einstein may be best known for his theory of relativity. In fact, the winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Physics earned the award for measuring gravitational waves -- an important part of Einstein's theory.
But now, his one-sentence theory of happiness is famous, as well.
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1.found out 发现
He had an affair, I found out and then all hell broke loose.
2.as well 也
He should pay and maintain you as well.
3.travel to 前往
He was too sick to travel to his son's side.
4.instead of 代替
They wore ordinary ties instead of the more formal high collar and cravat.
5.He gave him another note that read: "Where there's a will, there's a way."
where there's a will, there's a way 有志者事竟成
As the old saying goes, where there's a will, there's a way.
I know you don't think that I can be a famous singer, but where there's a will there's a way.
6.During his stay, a hotel worker came to Einstein's room to make a delivery.
make a delivery 送货；送信
We will make a delivery in24 hours and send you the tracking number in via email.
You make a delivery hereyesterday morning?
他居住在东京的皇家酒店 。期间，酒店一位员工上门给他送信 。爱因斯坦发现身上没有现金，无法支付小费 。
因此，爱因斯坦用德文手写了一句赠言附上签名送给了对方 。赠言的内容是：“宁静谦逊的生活比纷纷扰扰地追逐成功更让人快乐 。”
95年后，该员工的侄子联系了以色列的一家拍卖行Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions 。
周二，便笺在耶路撒冷拍卖 。“幸福论”便笺的拍卖从2000美元起价 。约25分钟后，该便笺以最高价格成交 。
爱因斯坦主要以相对论闻名于世 。事实上，今年诺贝尔物理学奖得主所探测的引力波也是爱因斯坦理论的一个重要组成部分 。