Der Optimist glaubt, dass unsere die beste mögliche Welt ist. Der Pessimist weiß es.
The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist knows it.Optimismus, PessimismusRobert Oppenheimer
I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.AtomenergieRobert Oppenheimer
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.AtomenergieRobert Oppenheimer
Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man.Robert Oppenheimer
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.Robert Oppenheimer
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.Robert Oppenheimer
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.PhysikRobert Oppenheimer