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Niels Bohr

Quote of Niels Bohr - The opposite of a correct statement...

Biography - Niels Bohr:

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

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



(French, German)

Le contraire d'une vérité simple est faux, mais le contraire d'une vérité profonde peut aussi bien être une autre vérité profonde.

Das Gegenteil einer richtigen Behauptung ist eine falsche Behauptung; aber das Gegenteil einer tiefen Wahrheit kann wieder eine tiefe Wahrheit sein.

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Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.

One truth cannot conflict with another.

Quotes for: truth


Quotes for: truth

To be able to discern what is true as true and what is false as false — this is the mark and character of intelligence.

Love truth, but pardon error.

Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.

The language of truth is simple.

Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.

Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.


Niels Bohr also said...

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

Opposites are complementary.

Truth and clarity are complementary.

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

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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