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    An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes, which can be made, in a very narrow field.
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: mistakes 
     
    Accuracy and clarity of statement are mutually exclusive.
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: clarity 
     
    If we couldn't laugh at ourselves, that would be the end of everything.
    — Niels Bohr
    It is the hallmark of any deep truth that its negation is also a deep truth
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: truth 
     
    The measurement we get when we measure something is not a property of the thing measured.
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: property 
     
    How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: progress  hope 
     
    Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: true  crazy 
     
    The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: democracy 
     
    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
    tags: nature  wrong  physics 
     
    If an idea does not appear bizarre, there is no hope for it.
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: hope  ideas 
     
    I go into the Upanishads to ask questions.
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: questions 
     
    The very nature of the quantum theory ... forces us to regard the space-time coordination and the claim of causality, the union of which characterizes the classical theories, as complementary but exclusive features of the description, symbolizing the idealization of observation and description, respectively.
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: nature 
     
    It is, indeed, perhaps the greatest prospect of humanistic studies to contribute through an increasing knowledge of the history of cultural development to that gradual removal of prejudices which is the common aim of all science.
    — Niels Bohr
    There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them.
    — Niels Bohr
    No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical.
    — Niels Bohr
    Einstein, stop telling God what to do!
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: god 
     
    When we measure something we are forcing an undetermined, undefined world to assume an experimental value. We are not measuring the world, we are creating it.
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: world  value 
     
    Nothing exists until it is measured.
    — Niels Bohr
    Physics is the belief that a simple and consistent description of nature is possible.
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: belief  nature  physics 
     
    An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: men  mistakes 
     
    Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: real 
     
    If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, you haven't understood it yet.
    — Niels Bohr
    A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself.
    — 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
    tags: truth  facts 
     
    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.
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: chance  crazy  questions 
     
    All rising curves that show unwelcome trends in human affairs will approach infinity if extended far enough, but it is we who dictate the curve and not vice versa.
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: human 
     
    You must come to Copenhagen to work with us. We like people who can actually perform thought experiments!
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: people  work  thoughts 
     
    When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry.
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: language  poetry 
     
    Address to Albert Einstein: You are not thinking. You are merely being logical.
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: thinking 
     
    Isolated material particles are abstractions, their properties being definable and observable only through their interaction with other systems .
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: property 
     
    The great extension of our experience in recent years has brought light to the insufficiency of our simple mechanical conceptions and, as a consequence, has shaken the foundation on which the customary interpretation of observation was based.
    — Niels Bohr
    A deep truth is a truth so deep that not only is it true but it's exact opposite is also true.
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: truth  true 
     
    Our task is not to penetrate the essence of things, the meaning of which we do not know anyway, but rather to develop concepts which allow us to talk in a productive way about phenomena in nature
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: nature  meaning 
     
    The old saying of the two kinds of truth. To the one kind belongs statements so simple and clear that the opposite assertion obviously could not be defended. The other kind, the so-called 'deep truths', are statements in which the opposite also contains deep truth.
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: truth  saying 
     
    Sometimes the child in one behaves a certain way and the rest of oneself follows behind, slowly shaking its head.
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: children  oneself  child 
     
    Those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum theory cannot possibly have understood it.
    — Niels Bohr
    No paradox, no progress.
    — Niels Bohr
    tags: progress 
     
    If you think you understand it, that only shows that you don't know the first thing about it.
    — 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
    tags: thinking 
     
    When searching for harmony in life one must never forget that in the drama of existence we are ourselves both actors and spectators.
    — Niels Bohr
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