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

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

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

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

 

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

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

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

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

You are not thinking.
You are merely being logical.
- Niels Bohr

If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you,
you haven't understood it yet.
- Niels Bohr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction
because of the variety of factors in operation,
not because of any lack of order in nature.
- Albert Einstein

Prediction? The Democrats will win.
I think it will be a close win, both for the House and for the Senate.
- John Dingell

The groundhog is like most other prophets;
it delivers its prediction and then disappears.
- Bill Vaughan

If I would need to make a prediction I still believe
Kaplan's scenario is very plausible.
- David Korten

The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis
is comparison of prediction with experience.
- Milton Friedman

A nice blend of prediction and surprise seem to be
at the heart of the best art.
- Wendy Carlos

Prediction by analogy -creativity - is so pervasive
we normally don't notice it.
- Jeff Hawkins

As for the depiction of the Catholic church,
it's not meant to be a prediction.
- Dan Simmons

I shall go further and say that even if an examination
of the past could lead to any valid prediction concerning man's future,
that prediction would be the contrary of reassuring.
- Julien Benda

But I don't think I have any particular talent for prediction,
because when you have three or four elements in hand,
you don't have to be a genius to reach certain conclusions.
- Antonio Tabucchi

A self-fulfilling prophecy is an assumption or prediction that,
purely as a result of having been made,
cause the expected or predicted event to occur and
thus confirms its own 'accuracy.'
- Paul Watzlawick

Let me state what the official IPCC prediction is:
Sea levels could go up as much as three-quarters of a meter in this century,
but there is a reasonable probability it could be much higher than that.
- Steven Chu

I make a prediction here and now, and,
my friends, I want you to watch the proceedings of
Congress in these coming weeks of this extra session,
or of the next regular session, to see whether I am right or not.
- Richard Parks Bland

There is no justifiable prediction about how the hypothesis
will hold up in the future;
its degree of corroboration simply is a historical
statement describing how severely the hypothesis has been tested in the past.
- Robert Nozick

Contrary to popular accounts, very few scientists in the world -
possibly none -
have a sufficiently thorough,
"big picture" understanding of the climate system to
be relied upon for a prediction of the magnitude of global warming.
To the public, we all might seem like experts,
but the vast majority of us work on only a small portion of the problem.
- Roy Spencer

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

May a thread of comfort be woven through your difficult days.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
- Lao Tzu

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

The hunger for love is
much more difficult to remove
than the hunger for bread.
- Mother Teresa

It is not because life is difficult
that we do not dare.
Life is difficult
because we do not dare.
- Seneca

You CAN do what you are committed to do -
regardless of how difficult it seems.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

Only when life is difficult,
are we challenged to become our greatest selves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

If you believe that a task will be difficult, it will be -
and you will have suffered with worry beforehand.
Approach life with joy and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is always wise to look ahead,
but difficult to look further than you can see.
- Winston Churchill

I know, to banish anger altogether
from one's breast is a difficult task.
It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort.
It can be done only by God's grace.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

A great gift requires two people,
the giver and the receiver.
Think of a football pass -
skillfully catching the pass, the gift,
is fully as important, and difficult, as throwing it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pain is what the world inflicts upon us.
Suffering is our emotional reaction when we fail
to make the difficult conscious choice to choose Joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most difficult thing is the decision to act,
the rest is merely tenacity.
The fears are paper tigers.
You can do anything you decide to do.
You can act to change and control your life;
and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
- Amelia Earhart

Persevere in moving toward highly worthwhile but difficult goals.
In smaller issues, take an easier course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

We all go through life bristling
at our external limitations,
but the most difficult chains
to break are inside us.
- Bradley Whitford

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The most difficult phase of life
is not when no one understands you,
it is when you don't understand yourself.
- Anonymous

Moving on is simple, it's what you leave behind
that makes it so difficult.
- Anonymous

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda


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