Leslie Groves quotes

  • This weapon the atomic bomb has added an additional responsibility-or, better, an additional incentive-to find a sound basis for lasting peace. It provides an overwhelming inducement for the avoidance of war. It emphasizes the crisis we face in international matters and strengthens the conviction that adequate safeguards for peace must be found.
    -- Leslie Groves

    #War #Responsibility #Adequate

  • We will be misguided in our intentions if we point at one single thing and say that it will prevent war, unless, of course, that thing happens to be the will, the determination, and the resolve of people everywhere that nations will never again clash on the battlefield.
    -- Leslie Groves

    #Determination #War #People

  • People who talk of outlawing the atomic bomb are mistaken - what needs to be outlawed is war.
    -- Leslie Groves

    #War #People #Needs

  • The key to the utilization of atomic energy for world peace will be found in the will of all people to restrict its use for the betterment of mankind.
    -- Leslie Groves

    #Keys #People #World

  • [I]t is tragic that the forces for destruction that we unleashed are stronger than man's present ability to control them.
    -- Leslie Groves

    #Men #Stronger #Destruction

  • This weapon [the atomic bomb] has added an additional responsibility - or, better, an additional incentive - to find a sound basis for lasting peace. It provides an overwhelming inducement for the avoidance of war. It emphasizes the crisis we face in international matters and strengthens the conviction that adequate safeguards for peace must be found.
    -- Leslie Groves

    #War #Responsibility #Science

  • War is not an accident. It is the logical outcome of a certain way of life.

  • Bismarck fought 'necessary' wars and killed thousands, the idealists of the twentieth century fight 'just' wars and kill millions.

  • Lenin was the first to discover that capitalism 'inevitably' caused war; and he discovered this only when the First World War was already being fought. Of course he was right. Since every great state was capitalist in 1914.

  • The monarchy that I hand over to my son is not going to be the same one that I have inherited. ... There is a tendency by a lot of officials to hide behind the king. And it's about time that officials take their responsibility and are responsible in front of the people. Because today, if you're appointed by the king, they don't feel that they're responsible for the people. If you have a government that is elected, they need to do the hard work — because if they don't, they won't be around the next time the ballot box is open.

  • I have the responsibility of over four million people, and I am in a position to do good, to be able to bring about a new life for my people, and I will continue to move in that direction. It's a burden, but it needs to be done, and you have to have the courage and wisdom to see it through.

  • The government, whether state or central, is elected. That means we have a responsibility to elect the right kind of leaders.

  • Sometimes children do forget their filial responsibilities.

  • It is difficult, if not impossible, to argue that laws written in the 1970s are adequate for today's intelligence challenges.

  • I strongly support SNAP and will continue to urge my colleagues in Congress to provide adequate funding to this important program.

  • I would guess that there's adequate low-income housing in the country.

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