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Freeman Dyson quotes (8)

A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering.
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It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.
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It's better to get mugged than to live a life of fear.
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Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.
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The question that will decide our destiny is not whether we shall expand into space. It is: shall we be one species or a million? A million species will not exhaust the ecological niches that are awaiting the arrival of intelligence.
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The technologies which have had the most profound effects on human life are usually simple.
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There is a great satisfaction in building good tools for other people to use.
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You ask: what is the meaning or purpose of life? I can only answer with another question: do you think we are wise enough to read God's mind?
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