Niels Bohr

1885 - 1962

A Quote by Niels Henrik David Bohr on opposites and truth

There are trivial truths and the great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true.

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)

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A Quote by Niels Henrik David Bohr

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

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 agreement and theory

We all agree that your theory is crazy, but is it crazy enough?

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A Quote by Niels Henrik David Bohr on experience, nature, and purpose

In our description of nature the purpose is not to disclose the real essence of the phenomena but only to track down, so far as it is possible, relations between the manifold aspects of our experience.

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)

Source: Atomic Theory and the Description of Nature, 1934

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A Quote by Niels Henrik David Bohr on mistakes

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

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)

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