Quote of the Day


I believe in limited government. I believe that government should be limited in many ways, and what I am going to emphasize is only an intellectual thing. I don’t want to talk about everything at the same time. Let’s take a small piece, an intellectual thing.

No government has the right to decide on the truth of scientific principles, nor to prescribe in any way the character of the questions investigated. Neither may a government determine the aesthetic value of artistic creations, nor limit the forms of literary or artistic expression. Nor should it pronounce on the validity of economic, historic, religious, or philosophical doctrines. Instead it has a duty to its citizens to maintain the freedom, to let those citizens contribute to the further adventure and the development of the human race.

—Richard Feynman

2 thoughts on “Quote of the Day

  1. Reblogged this on The Thinking Man's Zombie and commented:
    Surprised never to have seen the following quote before beause I’ be always been a big fan of the latte Professor Feynman. If you’ve ever read any of his memoirs, you knew this was a guy who liked to have FUN! The reasons he gave for the intrinsic value of limited government are spot-on.

    This is another example of Feynman’s mammoth talent for taking complex concepts in any discipline and reducing them to an essence that is easily explained and understood by the average zombie.

    The world lost a giant with his passing, and sorely needs more like him.

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