"We in science are spoiled by the success of mathematics. Mathematics is the study of problems so simple that they have good solutions."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Whitfield Diffie on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Whitfield Diffie on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Whitfield Diffie on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Whitfield Diffie on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Whitfield Diffie on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"People meet in bars after work all over the world and talk about the great problems of life and death and the world and politics and they don't take themselves seriously. They can do nothing else except chat about these things in bars after work."
"I understood the importance in principle of public key cryptography but it's all moved much faster than I expected. I did not expect it to be a mainstay of advanced communications technology."