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Leo Szilard

Leo Szilard (/?s?l??rd/; Hungarian: Szilárd Leó; pronounced [?sila:rd ?l?o:]; German: Leo Spitz until age 2; February 11, 1898 – May 30, 1964) was a Hungarian-born physicist and inventor. He conceived the nuclear chain reaction in 1933, patented the idea of a nuclear reactor with Enrico Fermi, and in late 1939 wrote the letter for Albert Einstein's signature that resulted in the Manhattan Project that built the atomic bomb.

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Those individuals who give moral considerations a much greater weight than considerations of expedie ...

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If you want to succeed in the world, you don't have to be much cleverer than other people. You just ...

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“Don't lie if you don't have to.”

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“Do your work for six years; but in the seventh, go into solitude or among strangers, so that the ...

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“If one knows only what one is told, one does not know enough to be able to arrive at a well-balan ...

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“If one knows only what one is told, one does not know enough to be able to arrive at a well-balan ...

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“I'm all in favor of the democratic principle that one idiot is as good as one genius, but I draw ...

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“Pronouncement of experts to the effect that something cannot be done has always irritated me.”

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I'm looking for a market for wisdom.

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You may assume infinite ignorance and unlimited intelligence.

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A man's clarity of judgment is never very good when you're involved, and as you grow older, and as y ...

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A scientist's aim in a discussion with his colleagues is not to persuade, but to clarify.

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