Edward Teller Quotes

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The main purpose of science is simplicity and as we understand more things, everything is becoming simpler. -Edward Teller
The science of today is the technology of tomorrow. -Edward Teller
Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution. -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
Society's emissions of carbon dioxide may or may not turn out to have something significant to do with global warming-the jury is still out. -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
U.S. has lost a battle more important and greater than Pearl Harbor. -Edward Teller
Nationalism has little to contribute today except further suffering. -Edward Teller
Science attempts to find logic and simplicity in nature. Mathematics attempts to establish order and simplicity in human thought. -Edward Teller
Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. -Edward Teller
Today's science is tomorrow's technology. -Edward Teller
If anyone wants a hole in the ground, nuclear explosives can make big holes -Edward Teller
Physics is, hopefully, simple. Physicists are not. -Edward Teller
There is no case where ignorance should be preferred to knowledge - especially if the knowledge is terrible. -Edward Teller
When you're certain you cannot be fooled, you become easy to fool. -Edward Teller
I am guilty of the great crime of optimism. -Edward Teller
Secrecy in science does not work. Withholding information does more damage to us than to our competitors. -Edward Teller
[Chemistry] laboratory work was my first challenge. ... I still carry the scars of my first discovery-that test-tubes are fragile. -Edward Teller
If not for me, the H-bomb would have been developed in Russia first. In the U.S., we'd now be speaking Russian. -Edward Teller
The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy; the best weapon of a democracy is openness. -Edward Teller
No endeavor that is worthwhile is simple in prospect; if it is right, it will be simple in retrospect. -Edward Teller
Secrecy, once accepted, becomes an addiction. -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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