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Read Albert Einstein's Advice For a Happy Life
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Read Albert Einstein's Advice For a Happy Life

Emily Price, Gawker Media

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In 1921, Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize for physics. He went on a lecture tour of Japan shortly after, where he decided that he would start tipping people with bits of advice rather than cash, Quartz reports .

While that's arguably a move that would ensure you got poor service going forward these days, some of Einstein's advice appears to have been well received and still remains in the possession of those, or the families of those, he tipped. Most recently, a handwritten note surfaced that was written at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo in 1922, offering advice for a happy life.

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"A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness," Einstein wrote in his native German.

Image credit: Winners Auctions

The same messenger received another note from Einstein around the same time with a message you may have heard before "Where there is a will there's a way."

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The notes were sold this week at Winner's auction house by a relative of the original courier. The relative said that when Einstein tipped in the notes he said: "Maybe if you're lucky, those notes will become much more valuable than just a regulate tip."

It turns out he was right. The first note sold for $1,560,000, while the second sold for $240,000.

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