Top 170 Nuclear Weapons Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Nuclear Weapons Quotes from famous people such as Kim Young-sam, Mohamed ElBaradei, John Polanyi, Ayub Khan, Richard Engel, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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It’s very certain that North Korea is developing nuclear weapons for offensive purposes. They don’t need nuclear weapons to defend their own country.
Kim Young-sam
I argue that for every country to have an independent fuel cycle is the wrong way to go. Because any country which has a complete fuel cycle is a latent nuclear weapons country, in the sense that it is not far from making a nuclear weapon.
Mohamed ElBaradei
Individual scientists like myself – and many more conspicuous – pointed to the dangers of radioactive fallout over Canada if we were to launch nuclear weapons to intercept incoming bombers.
John Polanyi
We have an active program. We have nuclear weapons, we are a nuclear power. We have an advanced missiles program.
Ayub Khan
A nuclear program has arguably worked as a deterrent for North Korea and other states – would Moammar Gadhafi have been deposed and summarily killed if Libya had had nuclear weapons? Iranians might not think so.
Richard Engel
Iran has never, is not, and will never seek nuclear weapons.
Hassan Rouhani
Nuclear weapons remain a costly distraction from the real security threats we face, like climate change.
Caroline Lucas
Our world faces many grave challenges: Widening conflicts and inequality. Extreme weather and deadly intolerance. Security threats – including nuclear weapons. We have the tools and wealth to overcome these challenges. All we need is the will.
Antonio Guterres
Certainly, the JCPOA was not a perfect agreement. It did not deal with the threat from Iranian missiles, or their support for violent extremism. And it contains a ‘sunset clause,’ meaning it expires after a decade. But it was accomplishing the one goal it set out to achieve: stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
Joe Sestak
Russia is basically Italy with nuclear weapons.
Erik Prince
We’ve already seen proliferation. We started it with Britain, then France. Then we benignly let the Israelis do it. The Pakistanis and the Indians have recently done it. The Chinese have nuclear weapons.
William Odom
Let me be crystal clear: There is no such thing as ‘limited use’ nuclear weapons, and for a Pentagon advisory board to promote their development is absolutely unacceptable.
Dianne Feinstein
I think we ultimately ought to look to put all uranium enrichment and fuel reprocessing, if any is done, under multinational control. Those are the two technologies by which nuclear energy can be translated into nuclear weapons programmes.
John Holdren
Nuclear weapons are intrinsically neither moral nor immoral, though they are more prone to immoral use than most weapons.
Herman Kahn
We have a chance to wind down and expedite the removal of 96 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons. What an achievement it would be, if at the end of the next administration, we could say that the nuclear arsenals of both Russia and the United States had been reduced to the barest minimums.
Dianne Feinstein
The Iranian acquisition of nuclear weapons would be infinitely more costly than any scenario you can imagine to stop it.
Benjamin Netanyahu
Engaging in diplomacy with Iran and putting an end to their nuclear weapons program was the right thing to do.
Jan Schakowsky
Today, India is a nuclear weapons state.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
I worry about 10, 15, 20, 25 years down the road. Where are we going to be in this age of nuclear weapons, where there is no margin for error?
Lincoln Chafee
Although September 11 was horrible, it didn’t threaten the survival of the human race, like nuclear weapons do.
Stephen Hawking
You know, people have actually changed the way they think about nuclear weapons now, post-Cold War, post-9/11. The threat of nuclear weapons is not so much Russia attacking the United States, China. It’s not a state-to-state – it’s obviously terrorism; it’s proliferation.
Lawrence Bender
In the 1950s, the average person saw science as something that solved problems. With the advent of nuclear weapons and pollution, the idealistic aura around scientific research has been replaced by cynicism.
Sheldon Lee Glashow
Today, India is a nuclear weapons state.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
The nature of nuclear weapons makes it impossible to either ban the bomb or wipe out an enemy’s arsenal. Nuclear deterrence was unavoidable.
Michael Shellenberger
Our republic is a responsible nuclear state that, as we made clear before, will not use nuclear weapons first unless aggressive hostile forces use nuclear weapons to invade on our sovereignty.
Kim Jong-un
And the fact of the matter is there were thousands of people that went through those training camps in Afghanistan. We know they are seeking deadlier weapons – chemical, biological and nuclear weapons if they can get it.
Dick Cheney
The world should be very clear about making sure that Iran does not get nuclear weapons, period.
Benjamin Netanyahu
On good days, I can see the inherent goodness in people, and that human beings have a high capacity to learn and adapt. But things like the environment, nuclear weapons and ideas like peak oil – if you think about them too much, they can really freak you out.
Conor Oberst
Of course I’ve got lawyers. They are like nuclear weapons, I’ve got em ’cause everyone else has. But as soon as you use them they screw everything up.
Danny DeVito
Many foolish people believe that nuclear war cannot happen, because there can be no winner. However, the American war planners, who elevated U.S. nuclear weapons from a retaliatory role to a pre-emptive first strike function, obviously do not agree that nuclear war cannot be won.
Paul Craig Roberts
In North Korea, grass is a vegetable eaten by the people, and they’ve got nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles. So, something more stringent than what’s been done to North Korea is going to have to work; otherwise, a military strike is the only option.
Oliver North
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There are many controversial topics out there – abortion, nuclear weapons, the 2nd Amendment, guns, whatever, the war in Iraq. You’re going to be on one side, somebody’s going to be on the other side. Invite those people to the table. Sit down and talk.
Daryl Davis
A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.
Margaret Thatcher
So I think we should stay focused on the real problem in the Middle East. It’s not Israel. It’s these dictatorships that are developing nuclear weapons with the specific goal of wiping Israel away.
Benjamin Netanyahu
We have an active program. We have nuclear weapons, we are a nuclear power. We have an advanced missiles program.
Ayub Khan
Putin has a lot at stake here and restoring the relationship with the United States, and there are already signs as Sandy mentioned that he’s moving in the right direction to begin to ascertain that their trade with Iran is not used for the production of nuclear weapons.
Frank Carlucci
The Iran deal was working. As a solution to the problem of Iran developing nuclear weapons, it was actually working quite well.
Joe Sestak
Israel claims it needs nuclear weapons as a deterrent against any threat to its existence. The Arab world in return feels that this is an imbalanced system; there is a sense of humiliation and impotence.
Mohamed ElBaradei
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
There are nuclear weapons in China, Iran, Korea and Pakistan. It wouldn’t take much to send a couple of warheads off on this planet somewhere that would cause a lot of environmental damage, then if you have got someone who wants to retaliate you have real problems.
Edward James Olmos
Most Americans will be horrified that President Obama is compromising our deterrent to chemical and biological attacks on this country. Our allies will also be troubled by his aspiration to eliminate U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.
Frank Gaffney
The no-first-use policy for nuclear weapons was a well thought out stand… We don’t intend to reverse it.
Rajnath Singh
North Korea is going to get away with keeping its nuclear weapons.
John Bolton
The total elimination of nuclear weapons remains the highest disarmament priority of the United Nations.
Antonio Guterres
We do not wish to have nuclear weapons on New Zealand soil or in our harbors. We do not ask, we do not expect, the United States to come to New Zealand’s assistance with nuclear weapons or to present American nuclear capability as a deterrent to an attacker.
David Lange
Nuclear weapons and TV have simply intensified the consequences of our tendencies, upped the stakes.
David Foster Wallace
A bad deal with Iran on nuclear weapons is worse than no deal at all.
Trent Franks
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
The world has been gradually reducing its nuclear arsenals. Testing must stop so that progress on the destruction of nuclear weapons may begin.
Jenny Shipley
A world free of nuclear weapons will be safer and more prosperous.
Ban Ki-moon
Israel has many hopes, and faces extreme dangers. The most prominent danger is Iran, which is making every effort to acquire nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, and establishing an enormous terror network together with Syria in Lebanon.
Ariel Sharon
A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.
Margaret Thatcher
There’s an abiding interest by the United States, by the American people, and by anybody with his eyes set in his head, to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
Benjamin Netanyahu
Israel is the agent and surrogate of the United States and as such is treated entirely differently from every other country in the region. How can anyone expect Iran to accept that it is right for Israel to have nuclear weapons while itself being disallowed?
Martin Jacques