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Niels Bohr

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Biography - Niels Bohr:

Danish physicist.
Born: 1885 - Died: 1962
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: Denmark

We must be clear that when it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry.



"We must be clear that 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 and establishing mental connections."

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Quotes for: poetry


Quotes about poetry:

Why should poetry have to make sense?

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.

Poesy dissolves foreign being into our own.

Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.

Quotes for: Language


Quotes for: Language

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.

The language of truth is simple.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Language serves not only to express thoughts, but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it.

The meaning of a word is its use in the language.

Language is a source of misunderstanding.


Niels Bohr also said...

Some subjects are so serious that one can only joke about them.

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

Opposites are complementary.

Truth and clarity are complementary.

No, no, you are not thinking, you are just being logical.

Through Albert Einstein's work the horizon of mankind has been immeasurably widened, at the same time as our world picture has attained a unity and harmony never dreamed of before.

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