Richard Feynman Quotes

Richard Phillips Feynman was an American theoretical physicist, known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as his work in particle physics for which he proposed the parton model. He shared an Nobel prize for his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics. Here are some of the Richard Feynman quotes.

“Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.”

“You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing.”

“I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.”

“Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt.”

Richard Feynman Quotes

“I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.”

“We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress.”

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

“Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds.”

“Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.”

“The first person you should be careful not to fool is yourself. Because you are the easiest person to fool”.”

“I think nature’s imagination Is so much greater than man’s, she’s never going to let us relax”

“There is no authority who decides what is a good idea.”

Richard Feynman Quotes

“Nature has a great simplicity and therefore a great beauty”

“Science is a way of trying not to fool yourself. The principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.”

“Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.”

“If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn’t have been worth the Nobel Prize.”

“There’s a big difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.”

“Everything is interesting if you go into it deeply enough”

“You have to have absolute confidence. Keep right on going, and nothing will happen.”

“Innovation is a very difficult thing in the real world”

Richard Feynman Quotes

“The imagination of nature is far, far greater than the imagination of man.”

“I have no responsibility to live up to what others expect of me. That’s their mistake, not my failing.”

“Science is the organized skepticism in the reliability of expert opinion.”

“The things that mattered were honesty, independence, willingness to admit ignorance.”

“Once you start doubting, just like you’re supposed to doubt, you ask me if the science is true. You say no, we don’t know what’s true, we’re trying to find out and everything is possibly wrong.”

“The whole problem of discovering what was the matter, and figuring out what you have to do to fix it–that was interesting to me, like a puzzle”

“Nobody understands the world they’re in, but some people are better off at it than others.”

“A very great deal more truth can become known than can be proven.”

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