Die Atombombe hat die Vorstellung künftiger Kriege unerträglich gemacht. Sie hat uns diese letzten paar Schritte zu einer Grenze geführt, hinter der völlig unbekanntes Land liegt.
The atomic bomb made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is a different country.Atomenergie0
When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.0
Scientists are not delinquents. Our work has changed the conditions in which men live, but the use made of these changes is the problem of governments, not of scientists.0
In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose.Physik0
Niemand sollte unserer Universität entkommen ohne zu wissen, wie wenig er weiß.
No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows.Wissen, Studium0