Niels Bohr

1885 - 1962

A Quote by Niels Henrik David Bohr on paradox

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

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)

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A Quote by Niels Henrik David Bohr on truth, fact, philosophy, and science

The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth.

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)

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A Quote by Niels Henrik David Bohr on correction, opposites, and truth

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)

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A Quote by Niels Henrik David Bohr on falsehood, opposites, and truth

There are two kinds of truth, small truth and great truth. You can recognize a small truth because its opposite is a falsehood. The opposite of a great truth is another truth.

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)

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A Quote by Niels Henrik David Bohr on correction, opposites, and truth

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 (1885 - 1962)

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A Quote by Niels Henrik David Bohr on belief and luck

A physicist visits a colleague and notices a horseshoe hanging on the wall above the entrance. 'Do you really believe that a horseshoe brings luck?' he asks. 'No,' replies the colleague, 'but I've been told that it works even if you don't believe in it.'

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)

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A Quote by Niels Henrik David Bohr on difficulty and future

Prediction is extremely difficult. Especially about the future.

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)

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A Quote by Niels Henrik David Bohr on understanding

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

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)

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A Quote by Niels Henrik David Bohr on questions and understanding

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

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)

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A Quote by Niels Henrik David Bohr on laughter and seriousness

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

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)

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