The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; The wise grows it under his feet.

J. Robert Oppenheimer on happiness
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The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds; the pessimist knows it.

J. Robert Oppenheimer on optimism
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I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.

J. Robert Oppenheimer on death
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As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost and science can never regress.

J. Robert Oppenheimer on questions
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A man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man.

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

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

J. Robert Oppenheimer on fears
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In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose.

J. Robert Oppenheimer on science
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We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism.

J. Robert Oppenheimer on power
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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 on children
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When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.

J. Robert Oppenheimer on technology
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I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.

N.B.: This is a paraphrase from the ancient Hindu text, the Bhagavad Gita.

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About J. Robert Oppenheimer

Name J. Robert Oppenheimer
Quotes 17 quotations
Nationality American
Profession Physicist
Birthday April 22, 1904
About Julius Robert Oppenheimer (April 22, 1904 – February 18, 1967) was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley.
Top topics worlds, lost, science, years, errors

Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man.

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

J. Robert Oppenheimer on action
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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 on atomic
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To the confusion of our enemies.

J. Robert Oppenheimer on toast
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