List of famous inspirational quotations by the american physicist Edward Teller on topics like simple, science, worthwhile
The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution.
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.
When you come to the end of all the light you know, and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: Either you will be given something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible.
No endeavor that is worthwhile is simple in prospect;
if it is right, it will be simple in retrospect.
I tried to contribute to the defeat of the Soviets.
If I contributed 1%, it is 1% of something enormous.
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.
Edward Teller (January 15, 1908 – September 9, 2003) was a Hungarian-born American theoretical physicist who is known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb", although he claimed he did not care for the title. He made numerous contributions to nuclear and molecular physics, spectroscopy (in particular, the Jahn–Teller and Renner–Teller effects) and surface physics.