Famous Einstein quotes explained

Namely, what it says about the person who puts the quote up as their dating profile opening line, or their website, or their email sig (do people still use those?), or at the top of their blog, or as the title of their blog post, or the line on the poster on the back of their bedroom door. Ready? Let's go:

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The person in question is a dreamer. They are also an idiot. Imagination doesn't get you physics degrees, believe me.

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
This person is in debt.

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
Anybody should know this one...the person is intolerant. Usually of the left wing persuasion.

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
This same person would laugh at what Sun Tzu says about gravity. Meanwhile, they see nothing wrong with this.

Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds.
Another obvious one. Usually on posters owned by people with mediocre minds and mediocre spirits to boot.

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Unsuccessful, and of no value. These are pretty obvious, right?

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Didn't like the answer the first 12,617 times they heard it.