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Niels Bohr
October 7, 1885 - November 18, 1962
Nationality: Danish
Category: Physicist
Subcategory: Danish Physicist

An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes, which can be made, in a very narrow field.


Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.


It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature.


No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical.


The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth.


A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself.


We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough.


There are trivial truths and the great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true.


Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.


Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.


The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.


Einstein, stop telling God what to do!


When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images.


If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy, that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them.


An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.


Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question.


There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them.


You are not thinking. You are merely being logical.


Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think.


Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue. Anthropological Commentary The opposite of a trivial truth is false; the opposite of a great truth is also true.


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