“Everybody is a…

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

This is a lovely quote which I couldn’t resist sharing, but I am unable to verify the source.  It is attributed by Goodreads to Albert Einstien, but no source document is listed and a quick Internet search suggests to me that it was not him. But who was it then?

3 responses to ““Everybody is a…

  1. Someone on Quora suggested that it came from The Rhythm of Life : Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose (2004) by Matthew Kelly, p. 80
    It seems the origin is ambiguous at best. It’s too bad there doesn’t seem to be a definitive answer out there.
    The origin seems rather ambiguous.

    • Yes, I was wary to post this as a quote since I couldn’t verify the source outside of Facebook and Goodreads. Wikiquotes doesn’t list it and I found some forums online debating it without any resolution. Do you know where the quote actually comes from? It is very nice and I’d like to give the proper credit.

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