Walking in a Crowd - Albert Einstein

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The man who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has been before.

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user601673 1 year, 5 months ago
Yeah Weesin it was a typo, how are you today?
weesin 1 year, 8 months ago
"user601673", what does "cleaver" mean? Did you mean to type "clever"?
user601673 1 year, 8 months ago
The rule is; anything that sounds cleaver, if the person who said it isn't famous enough, should either be attributed to Shakespeare or Einstein.

Incidentally, this quote's origin might date back to the ancient greeks with the saying "walk in unfrequented paths." Which morphed over time into "take the road less travelled." Walk in unfrequented paths" is attributed to Pythagoras, though no doubt was older and just attributed to him as he was the famous genius of his era.
dvorakdan 3 years, 5 months ago
So not Einstein, just the fact that it was "woman" not "man" makes it obvious enough. This is from a website called quoteinvestigator.com:

Quote Investigator: Probably not. It does not appear in the comprehensive collection of quotations “The Ultimate Quotable Einstein” from Princeton University Press.
The earliest evidence of the saying that QI has located appeared in the 1970s. The 1973 self-help book “The Wonderful Crisis of Middle Age” by Eda LeShan contained a discussion about creativity that included a version of the saying, and the author did not attribute the words to Albert Einstein. She stated that the quotation was from a poster she had seen, and in a footnote she identified Alan Ashley-Pitt as the creator:
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before.

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