45 Total Quotes

Niels Bohr Quotes

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

Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.
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The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness
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#Democracy

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

Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question
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#Affirmation

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
#Quotes #Nature

A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself.
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Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think.
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The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth.
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#Quotes #Falsehood

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

No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical.
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Two sorts of truth: trivialities, where opposites are obviously absurd, and profound truths, recognized by the fact that the opposite is also a profound truth.
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#Opposites

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
#Opposites

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

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
#Theory #Quotes

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
#Quotes #Truth

There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them.
Niels Bohr
#Quotes #Laughter

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
#Quotes #Physics

One of the favorite maxims of my father was the distinction between the two sorts of truths, profound truths recognized by the fact that the opposite is also a profound truth, in contrast to trivialities where opposites are obviously absurd
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#Truth

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
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