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Niels Bohr Quotes


“Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.”

The Niels Bohr's quote says that making predictions is difficult, especially about the future.

The future is uncertain. Of that, we can be sure. Making predictions and speculations is not easy at all. We cannot be sure that something happens in that particular way, but we can reduce randomness as much as possible.

We should not make predictions randomly and meaninglessly. We should try to modify the present to control all possible future eventualities.

If we are protagonists in the present, the future is likely to become what we want.


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


“Those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum theory cannot possibly have understood it.”


“An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”


“The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.”


“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.”


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


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


“Stop telling God what to do with his dice.”


“The meaning of life consists in the fact that it makes no sense to say that life has no meaning.”


“Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself it's own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.”

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