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J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes

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

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

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

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

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