Quotations by Leo Szilard

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Born: Friday, February 11, 1898
Died: Saturday, May 30, 1964 (66 years old)
Profession: Scientist
Nationality: American


A scientist's aim in a discussion with his colleagues is not to persuade, but to clarify.
- Leo Szilard

Do your work for six years; but in the seventh, go into solitude or among strangers, so that the memory of your friends does not hinder you from being what you have become.
- Leo Szilard
(Keywords: Work, Being, Friends, Memory, Solitude, Strangers, Years)

Don't lie if you don't have to.
- Leo Szilard
(Keywords: Lie)

I'm all in favor of the democratic principle that one idiot is as good as one genius, but I draw the line when someone takes the next step and concludes that two idiots are better than one genius.
- Leo Szilard
(Keywords: Genius, Idiots)

If one knows only what one is told, one does not know enough to be able to arrive at a well-balanced decision.
- Leo Szilard
(Keywords: Decision)

If you want to succeed in the world, you don't have to be much cleverer than other people. You just have to be one day earlier.
- Leo Szilard
(Keywords: People, Day, Succeed, Want, World)

Pronouncement of experts to the effect that something cannot be done has always irritated me.
- Leo Szilard
(Keywords: Effect, Experts)

We turned the switch, saw the flashes, watched for ten minutes, then switched everything off and went home. That night I knew the world was headed for sorrow.
- Leo Szilard
(Keywords: Home, Night, Sorrow, World)







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