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Ive always thought that the most powerful weapon in the world was the bomb and thats why I gave it to my people, but Ive come to the conclusion that the most powerful weapon in the world is not the bomb but its the truth
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In and after 1964 when I began to concern myself with the biological issues, and particularly from 1967 onwards, the extent of the problems over which I felt uneasy increased to such a point that in 1968 I felt a compelling urge to make my views public.

— Andrei Sakharov

For me, the moral difficulties lie in the continual pressure brought to bear on my friends and immediate family, pressure which is not directed against me personally but which at the same time is all around me.

— Andrei Sakharov

In 1947 I defended my thesis on nuclear physics, and in 1948 I was included in a group of research scientists whose task was to develop nuclear weapons.

— Andrei Sakharov

I've always thought that the most powerful weapon in the world was the bomb and that's why I gave it to my people, but I've come to the conclusion that the most powerful weapon in the world is not the bomb but it's the truth

— Andrei Sakharov

Nothing threatens freedom of the personality and the meaning of life like war, poverty, terror. But there are also indirect and only slightly more remote dangers. One of these is the stupefaction of man (the "gray mass," to use the cynical term of bourgeois prognosticators) by mass culture with its intentional or commercially motivated lowering of intellectual level and content, with its stress on entertainment or utilitarianism, and with its carefully protective censorship.

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Intellectual freedom is the only guarantee of a scientific - democratic approach to politics, economic development, and culture.

— Andrei Sakharov

Do not trust governments more than governments trust their own people.

— Andrei Sakharov

I could not stop something I knew was wrong and terrible. I had an awful sense of powerlessness.

— Andrei Sakharov

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