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 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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A Quote by Niels Henrik David Bohr on agreement, questions, and theory

We all agree that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough.

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)

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A Quote by Niels Henrik David Bohr on logic and thinking

Address to Albert Einstein: You are not thinking. You are merely being logical.

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)

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A Quote by Niels Henrik David Bohr

Never express yourself more clearly than you think.

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)

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