Richard P. Feynman Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old richard p. feynman quotes, richard p. feynman sayings, and richard p. feynman proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Richard P. Feynman

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      

Richard P. Feynman

I can live with doubt and uncertainty. I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.     

Richard P. Feynman

The internal machinery of life, the chemistry of the parts, is something beautiful. And it turns out that all life is interconnected with all other life.     

Richard P. Feynman

The most remarkable discovery in all of astronomy is that the stars are made of atoms of the same kind as those on the earth.     

Richard P. Feynman

Astronomy is older than physics. In fact, it got physics started by showing the beautiful simplicity of the motion of the stars and planets, the understanding of which was the beginning of physics. But the most remarkable discovery in all of astronomy is that the stars are made of atoms of the same kind as those on the earth.     

Richard P. Feynman

There is nothing that living things do that cannot be understood from the point of view that they are made of atoms acting according to the laws of physics.     

Richard P. Feynman

If all of mathematics disappeared, physics would be set back by exactly one week.     

Richard P. Feynman

Observation, reason, and experiment make up what we call the scientific method.     

Richard P. Feynman

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

Richard P. Feynman

Agnostic for me would be trying to weasel out and sound a little nicer than I am about this.     

Richard P. Feynman

In talking about the impact of ideas in one field on ideas in another field, one is always apt to make a fool of oneself.     

Richard P. Feynman

Teach principles not formulas.     

Richard P. Feynman

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.     

Richard P. Feynman

The road to hell is paved with leeks and potatoes.     

Richard P. Feynman

The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.     

Richard P. Feynman

Energy is a very subtle concept. It is very, very difficult to get right.     

Richard P. Feynman

The test of all knowledge is experiment.     

Richard P. Feynman

Experiment is the sole judge of the validity of any idea.     

Richard P. Feynman

The test of all knowledge is experiment. Experiment is the sole judge of scientific truth.     

Richard P. Feynman

Einstein was a giant. His head was in the clouds, but his feet were on the ground. Those of us who are not so tall have to choose!     

Richard P. Feynman