Hyman Rickover Quotes

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Hyman Rickover Quotes

A child is being properly educated only when he is learning to become independent of his parents.
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Trying to make things work in government is sometimes like trying to sew a button on a custard pie.

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The tools of the academic designer are a piece of paper and a pencil with an eraser. If a mistake is made, it can always be erased and changed. If the practical-reactor designer errs, he wears the mistake around his neck; it cannot be erased. Everyone sees it.

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Half-truths are like half a brick - they can be thrown farther.

— Hyman Rickover

I do not have regrets. I believe I helped preserve the peace for this country. Why should I regret that? What I accomplished was approved by Congress - which represents our people. All of you live in safety from domestic enemies because of security from the police. Likewise, you live in safety from foreign enemies because our military keeps them from attacking us.

— Hyman Rickover

How the hell are you supposed to know what God wants you to do with your life, eh?

— Hyman Rickover

Free discussion requires an atmosphere unembarrassed by any suggestion of authority or even respect.

— Hyman Rickover

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