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Edward Teller Quotes and Sayings
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The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
- Edward Teller

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A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes.
It is innocent, unless found guilty.
A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe.
It is guilty, until found effective.
- Edward Teller

The main purpose of science is simplicity and as we understand more things,
everything is becoming simpler.
- Edward Teller

Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast,
and only catastrophe is clearly visible.
- Edward Teller

 

Physics is, hopefully, simple.
Physicists are not.
- Edward Teller

No endeavor that is worthwhile is simple in prospect;
if it is right,
it will be simple in retrospect.
- Edward Teller

I tried to contribute to the defeat of the Soviets.
If I contributed 1%, it is 1% of something enormous.
- Edward Teller

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Secrecy, once accepted, becomes an addiction.
- Edward Teller

Had we not pursued the hydrogen bomb,
there is a very real threat that we would now all be speaking Russian.
I have no regrets.
- Edward Teller

Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution.
- Edward Teller

My experience has been in a short 77 years that in
the end when you fight for a desperate cause and have good reasons to fight,
you usually win.
- Edward Teller

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

Nature never breaks her own laws.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right;
a single experiment can prove me wrong.
- Albert Einstein

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction
because of the variety of factors in operation,
not because of any lack of order in nature.
- Albert Einstein

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods;
and that is,
the sincere desire to find out the truth,
whatever it may be.
- Charles Pierce

The nineteenth century believed in science but the
twentieth century does not.
- Gertrude Stein

Science and technology revolutionize our lives,
but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger

Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific
work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to
the gates of the temple of science are written the words:
'Ye must have faith.'
- Max Planck

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber,
if he has common sense on the ground floor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov

Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
- Jean Rostand

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question
"How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"
- Erwin Chargaff

Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed,
scolded and beamed at the world.
- Jane Howard

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful
hypothesis by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
- Carl Sagan

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science
gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
- Isaac Asimov

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
- Adam Smith

In all science, error precedes the truth,
and it is better it should go first than last.
- Hugh Walpole

Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful
theory was killed by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

The grand aim of all science is to cover
the greatest number of empirical facts
by logical deduction from
the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
- Albert Einstein

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
- John Dewey

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

Science is simply common sense at its best,
that is, rigidly accurate in observation,
and merciless to fallacy in logic.
- Thomas Huxley

There is a single light of science, and to brighten
it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
- Isaac Asimov

When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism;
but when you take it from many writers,
it's research.
- Wilson Mizner

I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.
- E. B. White

Each problem that I solved became a rule,
which served afterwards to solve other problems.
- Rene Descartes

The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease.
What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
- Ashley Montagu

For NASA, space is still a high priority.
- Dan Quayle

God does not play dice.
- Albert Einstein

Scientists worldwide agree that the reduction needed
to stabilize the climate is actually more like 80 percent.
- Donella Meadows

The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
- Arnold H. Glasow

The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.
- Irving Langmuir

Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft.
- Sam Ervin

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery,
and you lose for certain; and the greater the number
of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
- Adam Smith

Sadly, embryonic stem cell research is completely legal
in this country and has been going on at universities
and research facilities for years.
- Mike Pence

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
- Alan Perlis

Touch a scientist and you touch a child.
- Ray Bradbury

If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready.
The first one, too, was made out of chaos.
- Robert Quillen

I am not a scientist.
I am, rather, an impresario of scientists.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist
to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast.
It keeps him young.
- Konrad Lorenz

Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion,
give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn
up the pressure by fostering competitiveness.
- James D. Watson

Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,'
they really mean,
'not really.'
- Dave Parnas

Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically
into three major categories;
those that don't work,
those that break down and those that get lost.
- Russell Baker

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance -
the idea that anything is possible.
- Ray Bradbury

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
- Wernher von Braun

Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing
his decision on stem cell research.
He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution.
- Jay Leno

People think of the inventor as a screwball,
but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people.
- Charles Kettering

Science merely quantifies and documents
the relationships among miracles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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