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Joseph Rotblat Quotes and Sayings

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This is the reality of nuclear weapons:
they may trigger a world war;
a war which,
unlike previous ones, destroys all of civilization.
- Joseph Rotblat

I saw science as being in harmony with humanity.
- Joseph Rotblat

Indeed, the very first resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations -
adopted unanimously -
called for the elimination of nuclear weapons.
- Joseph Rotblat

I appeal to my fellow scientists to remember their
responsibility to humanity.
- Joseph Rotblat

 

Since the end of the Cold War two main nuclear powers
have begun to make big reductions in their nuclear arsenals.
Each of them is dismantling about 2,000 nuclear warheads a year.
- Joseph Rotblat

But scientists on both sides of the iron curtain played
a very significant role in maintaining the momentum
of the nuclear arms race throughout the four decades of the Cold War.
- Joseph Rotblat

I did not imagine that the second half of my life would
be spent on efforts to avert a mortal danger to humanity created by science.
- Joseph Rotblat

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Long before the terrifying potential of the arms race was recognized,
there was a widespread instinctive abhorrence of nuclear weapons,
and a strong desire to get rid of them.
- Joseph Rotblat

But the nuclear powers still cling tenaciously to their weapons.
- Joseph Rotblat

The present basic philosophy is nuclear deterrence.
- Joseph Rotblat

The time has come to formulate guidelines for the ethical conduct of scientist,
perhaps in the form of a voluntary Hippocratic Oath.
- Joseph Rotblat

This means that the only function of nuclear weapons,
while they exist, is to deter a nuclear attack.
- Joseph Rotblat

The Cold War is over but Cold War thinking survives.
- Joseph Rotblat

To sum up, there is no evidence that a world without
nuclear weapons would be a dangerous world.
On the contrary, it would be a safer world,
as I will show later.
- Joseph Rotblat

There is no direct evidence that nuclear weapons prevented a world war.
Conversely, it is known that they nearly caused one.
- Joseph Rotblat

Indeed, the whole human species is endangered,
by nuclear weapons or by other means of wholesale destruction
which further advances in science are likely to produce.
- Joseph Rotblat

From my earliest days I had a passion for science.
- Joseph Rotblat

My third appeal is to my fellow citizens in all countries:
Help us to establish lasting peace in the world.
- Joseph Rotblat

So I ask the nuclear powers to abandon the out-of-date
thinking of the Cold War period and take a fresh look.
Above all, I appeal to them to bear in mind the long-term
threat that nuclear weapons pose to humankind and to
begin action towards their elimination.
- Joseph Rotblat

The most terrifying moment in my life was October 1962,
during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
I did not know all the facts - we have learned only
recently how close we were to war -
but I knew enough to make me tremble.
- Joseph Rotblat

The decision to use the atom bomb on Japanese cities,
and the consequent buildup of enormous nuclear arsenals,
was made by governments, on the basis of political
and military perceptions.
- Joseph Rotblat

At a time when science plays such a powerful role in the life of society,
when the destiny of the whole of mankind may hinge
on the results of scientific research,
it is incumbent on all scientists to be fully conscious of that role,
and conduct themselves accordingly.
- Joseph Rotblat

I have to bring to your notice a terrifying reality:
with the development of nuclear weapons Man has acquired,
for the first time in history, the technical means
to destroy the whole of civilization in a single act.
- Joseph Rotblat

We are told that the possession of nuclear weapons -
in some cases even the testing of these weapons -
is essential for national security.
But this argument can be made by other countries as well.
- Joseph Rotblat

But the first the general public learned about the
discovery was the news of the destruction of Hiroshima by the atom bomb.
A splendid achievement of science and technology had turned malign.
Science became identified with death and destruction.
- Joseph Rotblat

Several studies, and a number of public statements
by senior military and political personalities,
testify that - except for disputes between the present nuclear states -
all military conflicts,
as well as threats to peace, can be dealt with using conventional weapons.
- Joseph Rotblat

Let me remind you that nuclear disarmament is not just
an ardent desire of the people,
as expressed in many resolutions of the United Nations.
It is a legal commitment by the five official nuclear states,
entered into when they signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
- Joseph Rotblat

When the START 2 treaty has been implemented -
and remember it has not yet been ratified -
we will be left with some 15,000 nuclear warheads,
active and in reserve.
Fifteen thousand weapons with an average yield of 20 Hiroshima bombs.
- Joseph Rotblat

All nuclear weapon states should now recognize that this is so,
and declare - in Treaty form - that they will never
be the first to use nuclear weapons.
This would open the way to the gradual,
mutual reduction of nuclear arsenals,
down to zero.
- Joseph Rotblat

If the militarily most powerful - and least threatened -
states need nuclear weapons for their security,
how can one deny such security to countries that are
truly insecure? The present nuclear policy is a recipe for proliferation.
It is a policy for disaster.
- Joseph Rotblat

As for the assertion that nuclear weapons prevent wars,
how many more wars are needed to refute this arguments?
Tens of millions have died in the many wars that have taken place since 1945.
- Joseph Rotblat

The chief task was to stop the arms race before it brought utter disaster.
However, after the collapse of communism and the disintegration of the Soviet Union,
any rationale for having nuclear weapons disappeared.
- Joseph Rotblat

You Create Your Own Reality.
- Anonymous PHOTO

To deny the facts would be illogical.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

May Your Most Beautiful Dreams Become Your Reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together becomes reality.
- John Lennon

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

A contradiction can not exist in reality.
Not in part, nor in whole.
- Terry Goodkind

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

Your thoughts create your reality.
Your mind is more powerful than you know.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

The shortest and surest way to
live with honor in the world,
is to be in reality
what we would appear to be.
- Socrates

The dream you are living is your creation.
It is your perception of reality that you can change at any time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
- Albert Einstein

When you argue with reality,
you lose - but only always.
- Byron Katie

If we are to go forward, we must go back
and rediscover those precious values -
that all reality hinges on moral foundations
and that all reality has spiritual control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The world you see has nothing to do with reality.
It is of your own making and does not exist.
- A Course In Miracles

I trust my intuition to deliver
powerful visions of my inspired future,
and I empower my intent to
transform those visions into reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.
It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
- Lao Tzu

Taoists understand that both the mind and the body
are mere tools of the Spirit,
and that intention creates physical reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing others do is because of you.
What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I Dream with Powerful Intention -
Opening my mind to Spirit, I trust my intuition
to deliver powerful visions of my inspired future,
and I empower my intent to transform those visions into reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dreams pass into the reality of action.
From the actions stems the dream again;
and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
- Anais Nin

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
- John Lennon

You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep
because reality is finally better than your dreams.
- Dr. Seuss

The past is no more and the future is not yet.
The only right person is one who lives moment to moment,
whose arrow is directed to the moment,
who is always here and now; wherever he is,
his whole consciousness, his whole being,
is involved in the reality of here and in the reality of now.
- Osho

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

If the mind wants to comprehend reality,
it will have to come out of the past and the future.
But coming out of the past and the future,
it is no longer the mind at all.
Hence the insistence of all the great masters of the world
that the door to reality is no-mind.
- Osho

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
- Warren G. Bennis

Reality doesn't impress me.
I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy,
and when ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another.
No more walls.
- Anais Nin

Most of the images of reality on which we base our
actions are really based on vicarious experience.
- Albert Bandura

As far as the laws of mathematics
refer to reality, they are not certain,
and as far as they are certain,
they do not refer to reality.
- Albert Einstein

There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend
reality by imagination, as I try to do.
- Anais Nin

Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.
- Charles Lamb

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
The last is to say thank you.
In between, the leader is a servant.
- Max de Pree

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
- Jessamyn West

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
I can never be what I ought to be
until you are what you ought to be.
This is the interrelated structure of reality.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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