J. Robert Oppenheimer Quotes

Top 41 wise famous quotes and sayings by J. Robert Oppenheimer

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J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: My mother was born in Baltimore, and before her marriage, she was an artist and teacher of art. My mother was born in Baltimore, and before her marriage, she was an artist and teacher of art.
J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: I never accepted Communist dogma or theory. I never accepted Communist dogma or theory.
J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: I am literally become death, destroyer of actual worlds. I am literally become death, destroyer of actual worlds.
J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: We hunger for nobility: the rare words and acts that harmonize simplicity and truth. We hunger for nobility: the rare words and acts that harmonize simplicity and truth.
J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: The greatest of the changes that science has brought is the acuity of change; the greatest novelty the extent of novelty. The greatest of the changes that science has brought is the acuity of change; the greatest novelty the extent of novelty.
J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: There is something irreversible about acquiring knowledge; and the simulation of the search for it differs in a most profound way from the reality. There is something irreversible about acquiring knowledge; and the simulation of the search for it differs in a most profound way from the reality.
J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: To try to become happy is to try to build a machine with no other specifications than it shall run noiselessly. To try to become happy is to try to build a machine with no other specifications than it shall run noiselessly.
J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: 'It worked.' (said after witnessing the first atomic detonation). 'It worked.' (said after witnessing the first atomic detonation).
J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows. No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows.
J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. (quoting the Bhagavad-Gita after witnessing the first Nuclear explosion.) Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. (quoting the Bhagavad-Gita after witnessing the first Nuclear explosion.)
J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: We may be likened to two scorpions in a bottle, each capable of killing the other, but only at the risk of his own life. We may be likened to two scorpions in a bottle, each capable of killing the other, but only at the risk of his own life.
J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: SumeBAccess to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this century may claim over all previous centuries. SumeBAccess to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this century may claim over all previous centuries.
J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: Things which stimulate my curiosity are pretty far removed from the practical and therefore from classification. Things which stimulate my curiosity are pretty far removed from the practical and therefore from classification.
J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: Genius sees the answer before the question. Genius sees the answer before the question.
J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: Taken as a story of human achievement, and human blindness, the discoveries in the sciences are among the great epics. Taken as a story of human achievement, and human blindness, the discoveries in the sciences are among the great epics.
J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: There are no secrets about the world of nature. There are secrets about the thoughts and intentions of men. There are no secrets about the world of nature. There are secrets about the thoughts and intentions of men.
J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: We know too much for one man to know too much. We know too much for one man to know too much.
J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: Maybe General Groves was right. Maybe we should just banish thinking forever. Maybe General Groves was right. Maybe we should just banish thinking forever.
J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man. Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man.
J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: The Vedas are the greatest privilege of this century. The Vedas are the greatest privilege of this century.
J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: Optimists think that this is the best of all possible worlds; pessimists fear they are right. Optimists think that this is the best of all possible worlds; pessimists fear they are right.
J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: The theory of our modern technic shows that nothing is as practical as theory. The theory of our modern technic shows that nothing is as practical as theory.
J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes: You can certainly destroy enough of humanity so that only the greatest act of faith can persuade you that what's left will be human. You can certainly destroy enough of humanity so that only the greatest act of faith can persuade you that what's left will be human.