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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

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



(French, German)

Il y a des choses qui sont tellement sérieuses que l'on peut seulement en plaisanter.

Es gibt Dinge, die so ernst sind, daß man darüber nur scherzen kann.

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And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.

What forbids me from telling the truth with a laugh?


Niels Bohr also said...

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.

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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