Hyman Rickover

(Hyman G. Rickover)

Hyman Rickover
Hyman Rickover
  • Born: January 27, 1900
  • Died: July 9, 1986
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Soldier

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Hyman G. Rickover, was an Admiral in the U.S. Navy. He directed the original development of naval nuclear propulsion and controlled its operations for three decades as director of the U.S. Naval Reactors office. In addition, he oversaw the development of the Shippingport Atomic Power Station, the world's first commercial pressurized water reactor used for generating electricity.

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Don’t push out figures when facts are going in the opposite direction. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
Everything new endangers something old. A new machine replaces human hands; a new source of power threatens old businesses; a new trade route wipes out the supremacy of old ports and brings prosperity to new ones. This is the price that must be paid for progress and it is worth it. Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers
I do not believe that nuclear power is worth it, if it creates radiation. Energy ;Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy ;Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy
If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't. Religion & God ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising ;Bureaucracy
If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't.. Bureaucracy
Nature is not as forgiving as Christ. Scandals
Responsibility is a unique concept... You may share it with others, but your portion is not diminished. You may delegate it, but it is still with you... Management & Managing Government
Sit down before fact with an open mind. Be prepared to give up every preconceived notion. Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads or you learn nothing. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
The future navy will have two kinds of ships: Submarines and targets. Military & Veterans
The lesson of history is when a war starts every nation will ultimately use whatever weapon it has available. ... Therefore, we must expect that if another war — a serious war — breaks out, we will use nuclear energy in some form. War & Peace
The man in charge must concern himself with details. If he does not consider them important, neither will his subordinates. Management & Managing Government
The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war War & Peace
The Three Mile Island Report to President Carter, if published in its entirety, would have destroyed the civilian nuclear power industry because the accident at Three Mile Island was infinitely more dangerous than was ever made public. Energy ;Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy
Until about two billion years ago, it was impossible to have any life on earth; that is, there was so much radiation on earth you couldn't have any life — fish or anything. Gradually, about two billion years ago, the amount of radiation on this planet—and probably in the entire system—reduced and made it possible for some form of life to begin... Now when we go back to using nuclear power, we are creating something which nature tried to destroy to make life possible... Every time you produce radiation, you produce something that has a certain half-life, in some cases for billions of years. I think the human race is going to wreck itself, and it is important that we get control of this horrible force and try to eliminate it. Energy ;Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy ;Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy
We must live for the future of the human race, and not for our own comfort or success. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
You might ask me why do I have nuclear powered ships. That is a necessary evil. I would sink them all (if they were not absolutely necessary). Energy ;Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy ;Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy
Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience. Patience
If you're going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy; God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won't. Religion & God