Edward Teller

Edward
Teller
1908
2003

Hungarian-born American Theoretical Physicist, known as "the father of the hydrogen bomb"

Author Quotes

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.

Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible.

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.

If we could have ended the war by showing the power of science without killing a single person, all of us would be much happier, more reasonable, and much safer.

The preservation of peace and the improvement of the lot of all people require us to have faith in the rationality of humans. If we have this faith and if we pursue understanding, we have not the promise but at least the possibility of success. We should not be misled by promises. Humanity in all its history has repeatedly escaped disaster by a hair’s breadth. Total security has never been available to anyone. To expect it is unrealistic; to imagine that it can exist is to invite disaster.

Author Picture
First Name
Edward
Last Name
Teller
Birth Date
1908
Death Date
2003
Bio

Hungarian-born American Theoretical Physicist, known as "the father of the hydrogen bomb"