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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Edward Teller on family, inventions, family, facts, global-warming, technology, science, physicist, real, regrets, secrecy and defeat

17 Best Quotes By Edward Teller

Quick Facts

Born On: January 15, 1908

Died On: September 9, 2003

Born In: Budapest

Founder / Co Founder: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Died At Age: 95

Edward Teller was an illustrious Hungarian-American theoretical physicist recognized as the ‘father of hydrogen bomb’. He expressed his thoughts, channelled his works and made a number of contributions to molecular physics, surface physics, nuclear physics and spectroscopy. Though he was a controversial figure, his works and thoughts on nuclear science played a pivotal role. Teller was also an ardent advocate of ‘Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defence Initiative’. He also became popular for fervently providing controversial technological solutions to both civilian and military problems. Following are some popular quotes and sayings by Edward Teller which are quoted till date and have been excerpted from his works, writings, inventions, researches, thoughts and life. Let us go through the quotes and thoughts by Edward Teller and see what we can learn from them.
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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

Two paradoxes are better than one they may even suggest a solution.

Edward Teller

Engineers are, by definition, people whose work is dedicated to making people's lives easier; or, as people used to say, whose work is dedicated to progress.

Edward Teller

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.

Edward Teller

Physics is, hopefully, simple. Physicists are not.

Edward Teller

Science attempts to find logic and simplicity in nature. Mathematics attempts to establish order and simplicity in human thought.

Edward Teller

Today's science is tomorrow's technology.

Edward Teller

I tried to contribute to the defeat of the Soviets. If I contributed 1%, it is 1% of something enormous.

Edward Teller

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.

Edward Teller

Had we not pursued the hydrogen bomb, there is a very real threat that we would now all be speaking Russian. I have no regrets.

Edward Teller

Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution.

Edward Teller

The main purpose of science is simplicity and as we understand more things, everything is becoming simpler.

Edward Teller

Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible.

Edward Teller

Secrecy, once accepted, becomes an addiction.

Edward Teller

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

No endeavor that is worthwhile is simple in prospect; if it is right, it will be simple in retrospect.

Edward Teller

Nationalism has little to contribute today except further suffering.

Edward Teller