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Type: Physicist
Nationality: German
Date of Birth: 03/14/1879
Date of Death: 05/18/1955


 

Albert Einstein Quotes > Reality is merely an...

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Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Albert Einstein
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