Richard Feynman

1918 - 1988

A Quote by Richard Phillips Feynman on freedom, ignorance, and responsibility

It is our responsibility as scientists, knowing the great progress which comes from a satisfactory philosophy of ignorance, the great progress which is the fruit of freedom of thought, to proclaim the value of this freedom; to teach how doubt is not to be feared but welcomed and discussed; and to demand this freedom as our duty to all coming generations.

Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)

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A Quote by Richard Phillips Feynman on death

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I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring.

Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)

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A Quote by Richard Phillips Feynman on science and trying

Science is a way of trying not to fool yourself.

Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)

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A Quote by Richard Phillips Feynman on blindness, dignity, habits, ideas, order, science, work, worry, and writing

We have a habit in writing articles published in scientific journals to make the work as finished as possible, to cover up all the tracks, to not worry about the blind alleys or describe how you had the wrong idea first, and so on. So there isn't any place to publish, in a dignified manner, what you actually did in order to get to do the work.

Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)

Source: Nobel Lecture, 1966.

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A Quote by Richard Phillips Feynman on change and time

I was born not knowing and have only had a little time to change that here and there.

Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)

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A Quote by Richard Phillips Feynman on nature, reality, success, and technology

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.

Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)

Source: the Challenger disaster report

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A Quote by Richard Phillips Feynman on graduation, physics, schools, students, and understanding

What I am going to tell you about is what we teach our physics students in the third or fourth year of graduate school . . . It is my task to convince you not to turn away because you don't understand it. You see my physics students don't understand it . . . That is because I don't understand it. Nobody does.

Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)

Source: QED, The Strange Theory of Light and Matter, Penguin Books, London, 1990, p 9.

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