Nobel prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein brought so much more to the world than the theory of relativity. He was a really thoughtful guy who's musings are still respected to this day.

A signed letter he wrote in 1954 to Eric Guktind about his thoughts on God and religion was sold by Christie's Auction House on Tuesday for a record breaking $2,893.500. The letter is in German, and remains his most famous correspondence. According to the Christi's website, it was written the year before his death, and 'remains the most fully articulated expression of his religious and philosophical views.'

The original estimated value was between $1,000,000 and $1,500,000. You can see the full translation of the letter here. It previously sold for $404,000 in 2008, and appeared on eBay in 2012 with a starting bid of $3 million dollars.