One of Albert Einstein's obscure theories was just sold for $1.5m

One of Albert Einstein's obscure theories was just sold for $1.5m

Not wanting to let go of the courier with empty hands, he wrote in German a few everyday tips and advised to keep both papers, explaining that in the future, "their value may be much higher than usual tip".

It was during this tour that the German-born physicist penned a certain note, defining happiness. He also did not disclose who was the buyer and seller.

While in Tokyo, a courier had come to deliver a package to Einstein's room.

It says: "A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness".

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Two other letters Einstein wrote in later years were also auctioned on Tuesday, fetching prices of $33,600 and $9,600. It was bought by a European who wished to remain anonymous.

Bidding, in person, online and by phone, started at $2,000.

Another note Einstein gave the bellboy, which reads "Where there's a will there's a way", was sold for over United States dollars 200,000.

In June, letters written by Einstein about God, Israel and physics sold for almost $210,000 at a Jerusalem auction.

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Einstein's note about his theory of happiness exceeded the pre-auction estimate of between $5,000 and $8,000.

It is impossible to determine if the notes were a reflection of Einstein's own musings on his growing fame, but this is a stone in the mosaic, Israeli media "Times of Israel" quoted Roni Grosz, the archivist in charge of the world's largest Einstein collection, at Jerusalem's Hebrew University, as saying.

Einstein was among the founders of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and gave the university's first scientific lecture in 1923.

Einstein was still traveling during the Nobel award ceremony in December 1922, so he was absent when the chairman of the Nobel Committee for Physics said that "there is probably no physicist living today whose name has become so widely known as that of Albert Einstein".

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Einstein died in 1955.

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