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Niels Bohr Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Niels Bohr

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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

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There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.
- Niels Bohr

The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy,
but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.
- Niels Bohr

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Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution.
It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.
- Niels Bohr

A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself.
- Niels Bohr

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


 

There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them.
- Niels Bohr

You are not thinking.
You are merely being logical.
- Niels Bohr

Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.
- Niels Bohr

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

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

An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes,
which can be made, in a very narrow field.
- Niels Bohr

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

We are all agreed that your theory is crazy.
The question which divides us is whether it is crazy
enough to have a chance of being correct.
My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough.
- Niels Bohr

If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy,
that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them.
- Niels Bohr

Einstein, stop telling God what to do!
- Niels Bohr

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

Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.
- Niels Bohr

No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical.
- Niels Bohr

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

When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry.
The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing
facts as with creating images.
- Niels Bohr

It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is.
Physics concerns what we say about Nature.
- Niels Bohr

Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years
than in the previous two thousand.
The exponential increase in advancement will only continue.
Anthropological Commentary The opposite of a trivial truth is false;
the opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

A friend or co-worker shares a political,
religious, economic, or social opinion
that is opposite to yours -
does that drive a wedge between your hearts?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
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Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact
opposite of what you're telling them to do,
you have to keep loving them just as much.
- Bill Cosby

Under capitalism, man exploits man.
Under communism, it's just the opposite.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Marriage resembles a pair of shears,
so joined that they cannot be separated;
often moving in opposite directions,
yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
- Sydney Smith

The march of science and technology does not imply
growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people.
It often means the opposite.
- Thomas Sowell

If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?
- Paul Harvey

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one,
no less wise, to balance it.
- George Santayana

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

I've made an odd discovery.
Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that
happiness is no longer a possibility.
Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
- Bertrand Russell

Look, I don't want to wax philosophic,
but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs,
you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death,
and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully,
or you're not alive.
- Mel Brooks

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born -
that there is a genetic factor to leadership.
This myth asserts that people simply either
have certain charismatic qualities or not.
That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true.
Leaders are made rather than born.
- Warren G. Bennis

Not far from our house, and opposite the old church with the golden cross,
stood a large building, even larger than the church,
and having many towers.
- Max Muller

I have never acted he has never been cast in a romantic
lead or has been cast opposite a female love interest
in any movie he starred in.
- Morgan Freeman

The wise have always said the same things,
and fools, who are the majority have always done just the opposite.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

In the beginning, people think vulnerability will make you weak,
but it does the opposite.
It shows you're strong enough to care.
- Victoria Pratt

The conventional viewpoint says we need a jobs program
and we need to cut welfare.
Just the opposite!
We need more welfare and fewer jobs.
- Jerry Brown

Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith.
- Paul Tillich

The minute one utters a certainty, the opposite comes to mind.
- May Sarton

The politician is an acrobat.
He keeps his balance by saying the opposite of what he does.
- Maurice Barres

A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth.
- Thomas Mann

Songwriting is the other weight on the opposite side
of the scale from touring.
They balance me out creatively.
- Tommy Shaw

Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by
an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them.
- Ben Elton

Agitate!
Agitate!
Ought to be the motto of every reformer.
Agitation is the opposite of stagnation -
the one is life,
the other death.
- Ernestine L. Rose

Peace, of course, is different from divorce;
indeed,
in essential respects, divorce is the opposite of peace.
- Douglas Feith

The harder you try to become the opposite of your parents,
the more quickly you become them.
- Doug Coupland

Well, now we have exactly the same situation as at
the beginning of the race,
only exactly opposite.
- Murray Walker

Stadium rock and commercial rock are the opposite of what poetry needs.
An audience of around 200 is ideal for poetry.
- Adrian Mitchell

I think that often times Hollywood panders to the cliches of small town life,
specifically Southern small town life,
and I think that this movie does the opposite.
- Josh Lucas

Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds -
habits and novelty.
- Jean de la Bruyere

There's more to light than the opposite of dark.
- Ric Ocasek

We are not the originators of the story.
I think it's actually the opposite when you're an actor.
You're telling somebody else's story.
- Jessica Lange

It used to be said that when the U.S.
sneezed, the world caught a cold.
The opposite is equally true today.
- Larry Summers

Also, I have found that I really like to work in English.
It's very strange because it's exactly the opposite
of what I thought it would be like.
- Olivier Martinez

What is wanted is not the will to believe,
but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.
- Bertrand Russell

To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation,
namely an imitation of its opposite.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age,
but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth
and age are equally a burden.
- Plato

People are scared to death of dying.
I am the opposite.
- Taylor Caldwell

I think in the past I think I probably was a little too diverse,
probably went from one spectrum to the complete opposite and confusing people.
- Marc Almond

And then also I think it's harder for women because
comedy is so opposite of being ladylike.
- Wanda Sykes

For a traveler going from any place toward the north,
that pole of the daily rotation gradually climbs higher,
while the opposite pole drops down an equal amount.
- Nicolaus Copernicus


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