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Albert Einstein's Quote About Living A Modest Life Sells For $1.3 Million

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Somebody did buy happiness. Albert Einstein's theory of happiness sold at auction. Someone paid $1.3 million for a piece of paper. On it Einstein wrote, a calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success. He wrote this in 1922 just as he learned of his Nobel Prize in physics. He didn't have money to tip a bellboy so he wrote that advice instead. We don't know what the bellboy thought. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.