Niels Bohr

1885 - 1962

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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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 opposites and truth

There are trivial truths and 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 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 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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A Quote by Niels Henrik David Bohr on agreement and theory

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

Niels Bohr (1885 - 1962)

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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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