(13 Apr 1771 - 22 Apr 1833)
Science Quotes by Richard Trevithick (1 quote)
Richard Trevithick. From portrait by John Linnell (1816). (source)
I have been branded with folly and madness for attempting what the world calls impossibilities, and even from the great engineer, the late James Watt, who said ... that I deserved hanging for bringing into use the high-pressure engine. This has so far been my reward from the public; but should this be all, I shall be satisfied by the great secret pleasure and laudable pride that I feel in my own breast from having been the instrument of bringing forward new principles and new arrangements of boundless value to my country, and however much I may be straitened in pecuniary circumstances, the great honour of being a useful subject can never be taken from me, which far exceeds riches.
— Richard Trevithick
- 13 Apr - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Trevithick's birth.
- Richard Trevithick - Biography from Memoirs of the Distinguished Men Of Science (1862).
- Richard Trevithick: The First Project For a One Thousand Foot Tower - from Scientific American Supplement (1887).
- Richard Trevithick: Giant of Steam, by Anthony Burton. - book suggestion.