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Edward Teller Quotes

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Physics is, hopefully, simple. Physicists are not.

Secrecy, once accepted, becomes an addiction.

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

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.

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