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Niels Bohr Quotes

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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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Einstein, stop telling God what to do!
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think you're the opposite of a paranoid.
I think you go around with the insane delusion that people like you.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

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

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

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.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American
recently passed each other in opposite directions.
- George Carlin

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

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

Every man casts a shadow;
not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit.
This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will,
it falls opposite to the sun;
short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We're actors.
We're the opposite of people.
- Tom Stoppard

Art is not about thinking something up.
It is the opposite - getting something down.
- Julia Cameron

Some artists shrink from self-awareness,
fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and
even their desire to create.
The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
- James Broughton

You set up a story and it turns inside out and that is,
for me, the most exciting sort of story to write.
The viewer thinks it's going to be about something
and it does the opposite.
- Nigel Kneale

My problem with interviews, one day I'll think one thing,
and the next day I'll think the exact opposite.
- Skeet Ulrich

The opposite for courage is not cowardice,
it is conformity.
Even a dead fish can go with the flow.
- Jim Hightower

People think that if you are a scientist you have to
give up that joy of discovery,
that passion, that sense of the great romance of life.
I say that's completely opposite of the truth.
- Ann Druyan

Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is.
- Rollo May

My whole career is based on taking a left turn after
each film and doing the opposite of what I've just done.
- Kelly Lynch

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

With While You Were Sleeping, it was so much fun and such a Cinderella story,
that I didn't want to do another romantic comedy.
I wanted to do the opposite.
- Bill Pullman

That's why I'm an actress, to do something completely opposite from myself.
- Taryn Manning

Everything that Eddie has said about me is the total
opposite of what really happened.
Eddie says I wanted to be a solo artist.
No, Eddie wanted to be a solo artist.
- Sammy Hagar

In society, one doesn't tell the truth,
one tells the exact opposite.
- Nelson Eddy

Everybody is a True Believer.
Everybody has a little nugget they're convinced of
that is the opposite of the nugget on the other side.
And they're convinced it's fact.
- Jane Haddam

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

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

I wouldn't tell Jill how I felt.
I behaved in such a way that was opposite to how I felt.
I must have seemed strong to her.
I didn't want to bring her down.
- Charles Bronson

To know one thing, you must know the opposite.
- Henry Moore

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice,
and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

It's my first record since my son is old enough to
understand and I can't even show it to him.
Yes, it's affected me, probably in the opposite of
how anyone would have thought.
- Paul Westerberg

While fools shun one set of faults they run into the opposite one.
- Horace

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

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

It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly
captivated by a woman nearly the opposite of his ideal.
- George Eliot

The Republicans claim they are for strengthening Pell
grants when the truth is that over the last four years,
their legislation has done the exact opposite.
- John Conyers

You can feel whether an audience is tightened up and pulled back.
Of course the opposite is an audience like we've been having in LA,
which is fabulous.
- Chita Rivera

The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction
in the opposite direction.
- Plato


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