AP: JERUSALEM: While Albert Einstein’s hypothesis of bliss might be relative, it got $1.3 million at a Jerusalem sell off on Tuesday.
The Nobel-winning scientist’s insights, written by hand on a note, may not be as renowned as his noteworthy hypothesis of relativity, however despite everything they shed light on on one of the great modern minds.
Victor’s Auctions and Exhibitions said Einstein was going in Japan in 1922 when he was told he would be granted the Nobel Prize in material science. In Tokyo, Einstein jotted the note in German to a bellboy after he didn’t have money to give him a tip.
“A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness,” it reads. Lady Wiener, CEO of the sale house, said Einstein told the bellboy that as a result of his acclaim, the transcribed note “will most likely be worth more than a general tip.”
Wiener said offering started at $2,000 and immediately raised, with the offering war enduring around 25 minutes. Another note Einstein gave the bellboy, which read “Where there’s a will there’s a way,” was sold for over $200,000, Wiener said.
He would not recognize the purchaser or vender of either note.Einstein was an originator of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and left it his artistic home and individual papers. He declined an encouragement to fill in as Israel’s first president. Einstein passed on in 1955.