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Richard Phillips Feynman

1918 –1988. An outstanding American physicist. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics (1965), one of the creators of quantum electrodynamics and the atomic bomb. A popular writer on physics. The author of the bestseller, Surely you are Joking, Mr. Feynman!


1. I always do that, get into something and see how far I can go.

2. I had been brought up by my father against royalty and pomp (he was in the uniforms business, so he knew the difference between a man with uniform on, and with uniform off – it’s the same man).

3. And if you have anything to do, you get dumbed down!

4. I always liked to succeed in what I should never have succeeded.

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

6. Anything can happen, not what you’re sure is going to happen.

7. The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool. So you have to be very careful about that. After you’ve not fooled yourself, it’s easy not to fool other scientists. You just need to be honest in a conventional way after that.

8. I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.

9. The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.

10. At last, my final advice: never say anything without knowing exactly what you are going to say and how to phrase it correctly.