Niels Bohr Quotes

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Born: October 7, 1885, Copenhagen, Denmark
Birth Country: Denmark
Died: Copenhagen, Denmark, November 18, 1962
Occupation: Academic

Einstein, stop telling God what to do!
- Niels Bohr

Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.
- Niels Bohr

How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.
- Niels Bohr

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

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

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.
- Niels Bohr

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

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

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.
- Niels Bohr

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.
- Niels Bohr

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

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