J. Robert Oppenheimer

J. Robert Oppenheimer

American theoretical physicist and professor of physics

Lived from: 1904-1967

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    A man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man.
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    As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost and science can never regress.
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    I need physics more than friends.
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    In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose.
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    My childhood did not prepare me for the fact that the world is full of cruel and bitter things.

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    No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows.
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    Now I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds.
    Source: After first test of the atomic bomb
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    The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; The wise grows it under his feet.
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    The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.
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    When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.
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