J Robert Oppenheimer Quotes (13 quotations)

1. Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man. - J Robert Oppenheimer

2. Both the man of science and the man of action live always at the edge of mystery, surrounded by it. - J Robert Oppenheimer

3. I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. - J Robert Oppenheimer

4. If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One... I am become Death, the Shatterer of Worlds. - J Robert Oppenheimer

5. No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows. - J Robert Oppenheimer

6. Now we are all sons of bitches. - J Robert Oppenheimer

7. The atomic bomb made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is a different country. - J Robert Oppenheimer

8. The open society, the unrestricted access to knowledge, the unplanned and uninhibited association of men for its furtherance - these are what may make a vast, complex, ever growing, ever changing, ever more specialized and expert technological world, nevertheless a world of human community. - J Robert Oppenheimer

9. The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist knows it. - J Robert Oppenheimer

10. The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true. - J Robert Oppenheimer

11. There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago. - J Robert Oppenheimer

12. There must be no barriers for freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any asssertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors. - J Robert Oppenheimer

13. We knew the world could not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita: "I am became Death, the destroyers of worlds." I suppose we all thought that, one way or another. - J Robert Oppenheimer

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