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Leo Szilard
(1898-1964) born on
Feb 11
Hungarian-US scientist. He, with Enrico Fermi, conducted the first nuclear chain reaction, 1942; was instrumental in initiating the Manhattan Project to build the atom bomb.
         
   
F
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.

R
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.
A
Pronouncement of experts to the effect that something cannot be done has always irritated me.
N
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.
K
A scientist's aim in a discussion with his colleagues is not to persuade, but to clarify.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Quotations of Wit and Wisdom," ed. & John W. Garder et al., 1975.
R: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
A: In "The Making of the Atomic Bomb."
N: On 1939 experiment that confirmed atoms could be split; recalled on his death, 30 May 1964.
K: Recalled on his death, 30 May 1964.
   


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