Nuclear Quotes

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One cannot fashion a credible deterrent out of an incredible action.
I thought it might have some practical use in something like neon signs.
An optimist, in the atomic age, is a person who thinks the future is uncertain.
Atoms for peace. Man is still the greatest miracle and the greatest problem on this earth.
One hopes to achieve the zero option, but in the absence of that we must achieve balanced numbers.
What was gunpowder? Trivial. What was electricity? Meaningless. This atomic bomb is the second coming in wrath.
[Nuclear weapons are] like having a cobra in the nursery with your grandchildren...you get rid of the cobra or you won't have any grandchildren.
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.
We have genuflected before the god of science only to find that it has given us the atomic bomb, producing fears and anxieties that science can never mitigate.
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.
We turned the switch, we saw the flashes, we watched them for about ten minutes — and then we switched everything off and went home. That night I knew the world was headed for sorrow.
[President John F.] Kennedy Said that if we had nuclear war we'd kill 300 million people in the first hour. McNamara, who is a good businessman and likes to save, says it would be only 200 million.
It is ironical that in an age when we have prided ourselves on our progress in the intelligent care and teaching of children we have at the same time put them at the mercy of new and most terrible weapons of destruction.
I feel impelled to speak today in a language that in a sense is new-one which I, who have spent so much of my life in the military profession, would have preferred never to use. That new language is the language of atomic warfare.