ALBERT Einstein’s secret to happiness has been revealed in 95-year-old notes written in Japan ahead of their auction.
In a note given to a courier at the physicist’s hotel room in Tokyo, the Nobel Prize winner shared his hidden secret to a happy life.
The note reads: “A quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest.”
Einstein also handed the courier a second note that states: “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
It is reported that after delivering Einstein a message, the physicist did not want the employee to leave without a tip, but due to their refusal to accept because of local Japanese customs, he gave him his secret to happiness instead.
The Nobel Prize winner is reported to have stated: “Maybe if you’re lucky those notes will become much more valuable than just a regular tip.”
The quotes come from the Hamberg seller of the notes that chose to remain anonymous.
The first note is written on paper with markings of the Imperial Hotel Tokyo while the second is simply a plain piece of paper.
Einstein has signed and dated the notes along with disclosing his location in the capital of Japan.
Roni Grosz from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem also informed the Daily Mail the notes provide a rare glimpse into the private thoughts of the famed physicist.
He said: “What we’re doing here is painting the portrait of Einstein – the man, the scientist, his effect on the world – through his writings.
“This is a stone in the mosaic.”
The two notes will accompany other Einstein memorabilia that will auction at the Winner’s auction house in Jerusalem tomorrow.