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“Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am doing.”
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“One good test is worth a thousand expert opinions.”
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“The best computer is a man, and it’s the only one that can be mass-produced by unskilled labor.”
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“I have learned to use the word 'impossible' with the greatest caution.”
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“Our sun is one of a 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of billions of galaxies populating the universe. It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living thing in that enormous immensity.”
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“All one can really leave one's children is what's inside their heads. Education, in other words, and not earthly possessions, is the ultimate legacy, the only thing that cannot be taken away.”
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“The rocket worked perfectly except for landing on the wrong planet.”
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“We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.”
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“You can’t have a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant. ”
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“I'm convinced that before the year 2000 is over, the first child will have been born on the moon.”
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“I have learned to use the world ‘impossible’ with the greatest caution.”
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“It [the rocket] will free man from his remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet. It will open to him the gates of heaven.”
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“Crash programs fail because they are based on the theory that, with nine women pregnant, you can get a baby a month.”
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