Niels Bohr

(Niels Henrik David Bohr)

Niels Bohr
Niels Bohr
  • Born: October 7, 1885
  • Died: November 18, 1962
  • Nationality: Danish
  • Profession: Physicist

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… free access to scientific information … the abolition of barriers hitherto considered necessary to safeguard national interest but now standing in the way of common security against unprecedented dangers Secrecy & Transparency ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
… one must never forget that in the drama of existence we are ourselves both actors and spectators. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field. Detriments & Qualifications ;Public Office: Benefits
Each culture represents a harmonious balance of traditional conventions by means of which latent possibilities of human life can unfold themselves in a way which reveals to us new aspects of its unlimited richness and variety.. Equality & Equal Opportunity
If you aren't confused by quantum physics, then you haven't really understood it Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
The common aim of all science is the gradual removal of prejudice. Discrimination & Prejudice
A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself.
An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes, which can be made, in a very narrow field.
Einstein, stop telling God what to do! Religion & God
Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.
Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question.
Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.
How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress. Hope
If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy, that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them.
If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, you haven't understood it yet.
It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature. Nature
Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think.
No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical.
Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future. Future
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. Truth ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.
The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth. Truth
There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them.
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. Truth
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.
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. Literature, Writers & Writing
Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology

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