Quotations by Leo Szilard
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Born: Friday, February 11, 1898
Died: Saturday, May 30, 1964 (66 years old)
A scientist's aim in a discussion with his colleagues is not to persuade, but to clarify.
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.
(Keywords: Work, Being, Friends, Memory, Solitude, Strangers, Years)
Don't lie if you don't have to.
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.
(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.
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.
(Keywords: People, Day, Succeed, Want, World)
Pronouncement of experts to the effect that something cannot be done has always irritated me.
(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.
(Keywords: Home, Night, Sorrow, World)