"A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness", the note says in German.
The other reads: 'Where there's a will, there's a way'.
Two notes written by the famous physicist recently sold for well above their expected value at a Jerusalem auction house.
Although Einstein was absent at the ceremony in Stockholm, news of his arrival in Japan quickly spread.
A note written on a Tokyo hotel official paper in 1922 by Albert Einstein is seen before it is sold at an auction in Jerusalem, October 24, 2017.
"A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness", read one of the notes, written in German from the Imperial Hotel Tokyo in November 1922.
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While he was impressed, he also felt embarrassed by the publicity and wrote down his thoughts from his hotel room at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.
Either way, Einstein didn't want the messenger to leave empty-handed, so he wrote him two notes by hand in German, according to the seller, a relative of the messenger. According to Winner's auctions, the winning bid for the note far exceeded the pre-auction estimate of between $5,000 and $8,000. That notes also sold in the auction for $240,000, Wiener said. If you are lucky, the notes themselves would someday be worth more than some spare change, Einstein supposedly said.
The seller was reportedly the bellboy's nephew, the BBC reported.
Roni Grosz, an Einstein archivist at Jerusalem's Hebrew University, said: "What we're doing here is painting the portrait of Einstein - the man, the scientist, his effect on the world - through his writings".
The world-renowned theoretical physicist Albert Einstein is known for presenting the world with the Theory of Relativity, but now he is making headlines for something else.