Richard Feynman Quotes (71 quotes)
“It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong.”
The Scientific Method - youtu.be/OL6-x0modwY?t=48s
“It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man.”
Lecture: "The Uncertainty of Values", April 1963 at the University of Washington, Seattle.
“Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars - mere globs of gas atoms. I, too, can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more?”
Mainly mechanics, radiation, and heat (1963 edition), Addison Wesley Publishing Company - ISBN: 9780201510034
“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.”
From lecture "What is and What Should be the Role of Scientific Culture in Modern Society," given at the Galileo Symposium in Italy (1964). - The Pleasure of Finding Things Out (1999)
Statement titled Principles (c. 1950), quoted in Genius : The Life and Science of Richard Feynman (1992) by James Gleick
“On the infrequent occasions when I have been called upon in a formal place to play the bongo drums, the introducer never seems to find it necessary to mention that I also do theoretical physics.”
Statement after an introduction mentioning that he played bongo drums; Messenger Lectures at Cornell University (1964-5).
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Picture Source: WikipediaRichard Feynman
Born: May 11, 1918
Died: February 15, 1988 (aged 69)
Bio: 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, and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as in particle physics.