There are children playing in the street 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
Source: Pearls of Wisdom
Contributed by: ingebrita
I am become death, shatterer of worlds.
Source: citing from the Bhagavad-Gita, after witnessing the world's first nuclear explosion
Contributed by: Zaady
Today, it is not only that our kings do not know mathematics, but our philosophers do not know mathematics and -- to go a step further -- our mathematicians do not know mathematics.
Source: "The Tree of Knowledge" in Harper's, 217, 1958.
Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man.
Source: speaking of Albert Einstein
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.
Source: to Edward R. Murrow, CBS TV, January 4, 1955
The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist knows it.
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