14 Total Quotes

Leo Szilard Quotes

If one knows only what one is told, one does not know enough to be able to arrive at a well-balanced decision.
Leo Szilard
#American Scientist

If you want to succeed in the world, you don't have to be much cleverer than other people. You just have to be one day earlier.
Leo Szilard
#American Scientist #People

Don't lie if you don't have to.
Leo Szilard
#American Scientist #Lies And Lying

We turned the switch, saw the flashes, watched for ten minutes, then switched everything off and went home. That night I knew the world was headed for sorrow.
Leo Szilard
#American Scientist #Home

Do your work for six years; but in the seventh, go into solitude or among strangers, so that the memory of your friends does not hinder you from being what you have become.
Leo Szilard
#American Scientist #Memory

I'm all in favor of the democratic principle that one idiot is as good as one genius, but I draw the line when someone takes the next step and concludes that two idiots are better than one genius.
Leo Szilard
#American Scientist #Genius

Pronouncement of experts to the effect that something cannot be done has always irritated me.
Leo Szilard
#American Scientist #Experts

A scientist's aim in a discussion with his colleagues is not to persuade, but to clarify.
Leo Szilard
#American Scientist