"Science goes from question to question big questions, and little, tentative answers. The questions as they age grow ever broader, the answers are seen to be more limited."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."George Wald on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."George Wald on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."George Wald on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."George Wald on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."George Wald on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The Nobel Prize is an honor unique in the world in having found its way into the hearts and minds of simple people everywhere. It casts a light of peace and reason upon us all and for that I am especially grateful."
"There is nothing worth having that can he obtained by nuclear war - nothing material or ideological - no tradition that it can defend. It is utterly self-defeating."
"The concept of war crimes is an American invention."
"All War Departments are now Defense Departments. This is all part of the doubletalk of our time. The aggressor is always on the other side."