Quotes of the Day for 16 July 2004 – Power
On this day in 1945 near Alamogordo, New Mexico in a place the Spaniards called "Journada del Muerto," the Journey of Death, the first atomic bomb test revealed a level of power that mankind had never before controlled. Let us pray that it is, in fact, under control.
Nature is neutral. Man has wrested from nature the power to make the world a desert or to make the deserts bloom. There is no evil in the atom; only in men's souls.
- Adlai Ewing Stevenson, 1900 - 1965
The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and we thus drift toward unparalled catastrophes.
- Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955
It did not take atomic weapons to make man want peace, a peace that would last. But the atomic bomb was the turn of the screw. It has made the prospect of future war unendurable.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1904 - 1967
Science has always promised two things not necessarily related - an increase first in our powers, second in our happiness and wisdom; and we have come to realize that it is the first and less important of the two promises which it has kept most abundantly.
- Joseph Wood Krutch, 1893 - 1970
The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
- Winston Churchill, 1874 - 1965
I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.
- The Bhagavad-Gita, quoted by Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer
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