Painful Quotes (5 quotes)
For [Richard] Feynman, the essence of the scientific imagination was a powerful and almost painful rule. What scientists create must match reality. It must match what is already known. Scientific creativity is imagination in a straitjacket.
I do not believe in freedom of the will. Schopenhauers words: Man can do what he wants, but he cannot will what he wills accompany me in all situations throughout my life and reconcile me with the actions of others even if they are rather painful to me. This awareness of the lack of freedom of will preserves me from taking too seriously myself and my fellow men as acting and deciding individuals and from losing my temper.
I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
Nearly every understanding is gained by a painful struggle in which belief and unbelief are dramatically interwoven.
The scientific value of truth is not, however, ultimate or absolute. It rests partly on practical, partly on aesthetic interests. As our ideas are gradually brought into conformity with the facts by the painful process of selection,for intuition runs equally into truth and into error, and can settle nothing if not controlled by experience,we gain vastly in our command over our environment. This is the fundamental value of natural science