Edward Teller Quotes

We helped keep the Cold War cold. . . .A war without casualties cannot be as famous as a horrible war, but it is preferable. Edward Teller

We had a wonderful record on the hydrogen bomb. We tested it, perfected it and never used it – and that served to win the Cold War. Edward Teller

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow. Edward Teller

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

No endeavor that is worthwhile is simple in prospect; if it is right, it will be simple in retrospect. Edward Teller

My experience has been in a short 77 years…that in the end when you fight for a desperate cause and have good reasons to fight, you usually win. Edward Teller

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. Edward Teller

Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution. Edward Teller

When you get to the end of all the light you know and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly. Edward Teller