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The opposite of a fact is falsehood,
by 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Einstein, stop telling God what to do!
- Niels Bohr

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

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

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

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

No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical.
- Niels Bohr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

America is so vast that almost everything said about it is likely to be true,
and the opposite is probably equally true.
- James T. Farrell

Action and reaction are equal and opposite.
- Gertrude Stein

I know quite a few farmers all over the United States
who have tried this and have said the opposite,
that they have to use more herbicides,
not less.
The same holds true with BT.
- Jeremy Rifkin

We are not the originators of the story.
I think it's actually the opposite when you're an actor.
You're telling somebody else's story.
- Jessica Lange

The satirical direction I have chosen is an indication
of my disappointment in man,
which is the opposite way of saying that I have high
expectations for the human race.
- Jack Levine

You read a book from beginning to end.
You run a business the opposite way.
You start with the end, and then you do everything you must to reach it.
- Jessamyn West

We moved leisurely towards Mount Foster,
on the 22nd, and arrived opposite to it a little before sunset.
- Charles Sturt

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

One does a whole painting for one peach and people
think just the opposite -
that particular peach is but a detail.
- Pablo Picasso

In the beginning, people think vulnerability will make you weak,
but it does the opposite.
It shows you're strong enough to care.
- Victoria Pratt

The remedy for thirst? It is the opposite of the one for a dog bite:
run always after a dog,
he'll never bite you; drink always before thirst,
and it will never overtake you.
- Francois Rabelais

Songwriting is the other weight on the opposite side
of the scale from touring.
They balance me out creatively.
- Tommy Shaw

We're probably the opposite of the Osbournes.
We run a very tight ship.
- Hulk Hogan

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

It used to be said that when the U.S.
sneezed, the world caught a cold.
The opposite is equally true today.
- Larry Summers

Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite,
that you often diminish the one as you increase the other.
Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former.
- William Shenstone

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

I've made an odd discovery.
Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that
happiness is no longer a possibility.
Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
- Bertrand Russell

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

But Contra la Puerta was done mostly in the opposite way,
starting with sounds and melodies.
- Jim Coleman

I suspect that some apparently homosexual people are
really heterosexuals who deeply phobic about the opposite
sex or have other emotional problems.
- Marilyn vos Savant

English is clipped in speech.
Texas is exactly the opposite.
- Michael Caine

And then also I think it's harder for women because
comedy is so opposite of being ladylike.
- Wanda Sykes

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

Never were two people more opposite in sentiment than my companions.
- William Hamilton Maxwell

It belongs to the imperfection of everything human
that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Dressing up is a bore.
At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex,
and at a certain age, I did that.
But I'm past that age.
- Katharine Hepburn

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


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