Quotes by Robert Oppenheimer

Julius Robert Oppenheimer was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Oppenheimer was the wartime head of the Los Alamos Laboratory and is among those who are credited with being the "father of the atomic bomb" for their role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II undertaking that developed the first nuclear weapons used in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.

Nuclear EnergyRobert Oppenheimer
 
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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.

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

Robert Oppenheimer
 
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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.

Robert Oppenheimer
 
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Scientists are not delinquents. Our work has changed the conditions in which men live, but the use made of these changes is the problem of governments, not of scientists.

Robert Oppenheimer
 
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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.

PhysicsRobert Oppenheimer
 
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No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows.

Knowledge, CollegeRobert Oppenheimer
 
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The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist knows it.

Optimism, PessimismRobert Oppenheimer
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