The best Quotes by Werner Heisenberg

The best Quotes by Werner Heisenberg

Werner Karl Heisenberg (5 December 1901 – 1 February 1976) was a German theoretical physicist and one of the main pioneers of the theory of quantum mechanics. He published his work in 1925 in a major breakthrough paper.

The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.
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If we made atomic bombs, we would bring about a terrible change in the world. Who knows what would happen from this?
What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.
It is probably true quite generally that in the history of human thinking the most fruitful developments frequently take place at those points where two different lines of thought meet.
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One of the main differences between Munich and Berlin is that when thousands of people get drunk in silly clothes and start vomitting, we don't call it "Oktoberfest", we call it "Tuesday".
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If you don't like Munich, I don't know which part of Germany you could like.
Angela Merkel - July 16th 2009, to Dmitry Medvedev
They say money can't buy happiness. But it can book your flight to Munich - which is kinda the same.
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
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The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
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No, I don't believe in God, but I respect the fact that you do. Everyone has to have something to believe in.
I had only a little time left and I didn't want to waste it on God.
Mankind invented the atomic bomb, but no mouse would ever construct a mousetrap.
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I do not know how the Third World War will be fought, but I can tell you what they will use in the Fourth - rocks!
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Ich gehe langsam, aber ich gehe nie zurück.
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Without progress there will be stagnation and decay. There again, progress for progress's sake must be discouraged, for our tried and tested traditions often require no tinkering. A balance, then, between old and new, between permanence and change, between tradition and innovation.
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People spend more time talking than thinking.
As I fear not a child with a weapon he cannot lift, I will never fear the mind of a man who does not think.
Things never happen the same way twice.
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Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different...
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Every Star that you see in the Sky might be a sun to someone.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist knows it.
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I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.
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The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
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Quiet people have the loudest minds.
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A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself.
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.
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Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
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Ideas can only be useful when they come to life in many minds.
Nature has to be felt.
I am not the least afraid to die.
Charles Darwin - last words - April 19th 1882
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A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
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Tell your son to stop trying to fill your head with science - for to fill your heart with love is enough!
Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt.
Cogito, ergo sum. I think; therefore I am.
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It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
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I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.
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We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.
The best way to learn something is to have to teach it.
One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024

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