Hyman Rickover Quotes

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Success teaches us nothing; only failure teaches.
— Hyman Rickover

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The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.

sweat

Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous impatience.
— Hyman Rickover

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If you're going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy; God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't.

bureaucracy

If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't.
— Hyman Rickover

government

We set standards for drugs, because bad drugs cross state lines. Well, badly educated children cross state lines, too.
— Hyman Rickover

education

One of the most wonderful things that happened in our Nautilus program was that everybody knew it was going to fail—so they let us completely alone so we were able to do the job.
— Hyman Rickover

failure confidence

Nor are good ideas automatically adopted; they must be driven into practice with a sense of courageous impatience.  And once implemented, they can be easily overturned or subverted through apathy or lack of follow-up.
— Hyman Rickover

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