Albert Einstein’s theory of happiness tip fetches more than £1m at auction (Skynews)

Albert Einstein’s theory of happiness tip fetches more than £1m at auction (Skynews)

Albert Einstein’s theory of happiness – scribbled down as a tip to a hotel porter – has been sold for $1.56m (£1.19m) at an auction in Jerusalem.

The scientist’s handwritten note may not be as groundbreaking as his theory of relativity but it managed to provide an insight into the mind of one of the world’s greatest modern thinkers. The message read: “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.” Einstein left the note, written in German, as he did not have money to give a cash tip while travelling in Tokyo, Japan, in 1922, when he was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics, according to Winner’s Auctions and Exhibitions. Read more

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