Friday, February 11, 2022

Better Than I

The most important step in getting a job done is the recognition of the problem.  Once I recognize a problem I usually can think of someone who can work it out better than I could.

-- Leó Szilárd (11 February 1898 - 30 May 1964), Hungarian-American physicist; he drafted the famous letter sent by Albert Einstein to U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that was largely responsible for initiating the Manhattan Project to develop nuclear weapons during World War II, as quoted in "Close-up : I'm looking for a market for wisdom. : Leo Szilard, scientist" in LIFE‎ magazine, Vol. 51, no. 9 (1 September 1961), p. 75

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