Quotations by Edward Teller

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Born: Wednesday, January 15, 1908
Died: Tuesday, September 9, 2003 (95 years old)
Profession: Physicist
Nationality: American

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
(Keywords: Fact)

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
(Keywords: Now)

I tried to contribute to the defeat of the Soviets. If I contributed 1%, it is 1% of something enormous.
- Edward Teller
(Keywords: Defeat)

Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible.
- Edward Teller
(Keywords: Life, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Cause, End, Fight, Years)

No endeavor that is worthwhile is simple in prospect; if it is right, it will be simple in retrospect.
- Edward Teller
(Keywords: Right, Will)

Physics is, hopefully, simple. Physicists are not.
- Edward Teller
(Keywords: Physics)

Secrecy, once accepted, becomes an addiction.
- Edward Teller
(Keywords: Addiction, Secrecy)

The main purpose of science is simplicity and as we understand more things, everything is becoming simpler.
- Edward Teller
(Keywords: Science, Purpose, Simplicity)

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
- Edward Teller
(Keywords: Science, Technology, Today, Tomorrow)

Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution.
- Edward Teller
(Keywords: May, Paradoxes, Solution)

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