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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.
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.

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.
Pronouncement of experts to the effect that something cannot be done has always irritated me.
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.
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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