J. Robert Oppenheimer Quotes & Sayings

12 most famous J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was an American physicist who passed away on 18 February, 1967.

J. Robert Oppenheimer Quotes
“I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.”
J. Robert Oppenheimer Quotes
“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 Quotes
“The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.”
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“'It worked.' (said after witnessing the first atomic detonation).”
J. Robert Oppenheimer Quotes
“Both the man of science and the man of action live always at the edge of mystery, surrounded by it.”
J. Robert Oppenheimer Quotes
“Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man.”
J. Robert Oppenheimer Quotes
“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 Quotes
“No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows.”

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