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Top quotes by J. Robert Oppenheimer on Bhagvad Gita, death, future, war and other things.

14 Top Quotes By J. Robert Oppenheimer, The Founding Father Of The American School Of Theoretical Physics.

Born On: April 22, 1904
Died On: February 18, 1967
Born In: New York City, United States
Died At Age: 62
Julius Robert Oppenheimer was an American scientist, who specialised in theoretical physics and is particularly famous for having been one of the leaders of the Manhattan Project, which led to the creation of the atomic bomb. Oppenheimer was a professor at the University of California at Berkely before his expertise was recognised and he was put in charge of the Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer’s personal views in relation to the atomic bomb are largely spiritual in nature and in fact he quoted from the Bhagwad Gita when asked about it. However, later on, when he headed the United States Atomic Energy Commission, he strived to ensure that a nuclear arms race with the Russians was avoided at all costs. Other than that, Oppenheimer is well known for developing the Born-Oppenheimer approximation and the Oppenheimer-Phillips process in relation to nuclear fusion. He is without doubt one of the most important figures in history and although he did not have a hugely public profile, he spoke on subjects close to his heart from time to time. Here are some of his top quotes and sayings on Bhagvad Gita, death, future, war and other things.
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Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

It is a profound and necessary truth that the deep things in science are not found because they are useful; they are found because it was possible to find them.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. (quoting the Bhagavad-Gita after witnessing the first Nuclear explosion.)

J. Robert Oppenheimer

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

J. Robert Oppenheimer

When we deny the EVIL within ourselves, we dehumanize ourselves, and we deprive ourselves not only of our own destiny but of any possibility of dealing with the EVIL of others.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

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

J. Robert Oppenheimer

To the confusion of our enemies.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

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

J. Robert Oppenheimer

It is perfectly obvious that the whole world is going to hell. The only possible chance that it might not is that we do not attempt to prevent it from doing so.

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

We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

There are no secrets about the world of nature. There are secrets about the thoughts and intentions of men.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

SumeBAccess to the Vedas is the greatest privilege this century may claim over all previous centuries.

J. Robert Oppenheimer