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Einstein note about happiness of a modest life sells for $1.5m

12:20, Wednesday, 25 October, 2017
Einstein note about happiness of a modest life sells for $1.5m

A note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo briefly describing his theory on happy living has sold at auction in Jerusalem for $1.56m (€1.33m ), according to auctioneers.
     The winning bid for the note far exceeded the pre-auction estimate of between $5,000 and $8,000, according to Winner’s auctions.“It was an all-time record for an auction of a document in Israel,” said Winner’s spokesman Meni Chadad, adding that the buyer was a European who wished to remain anonymous.
     The note, on Imperial Hotel Tokyo stationery, says in German that “a quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest”.
     In June, letters written by Einstein about God, Israel and physics sold for nearly $210,000 at a Jerusalem auction.

Einstein note about happiness of a modest life sells for $1.5m
Einstein note about happiness of a modest life sells for $1.5m
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