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You are not thinking.
by Niels Bohr

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.
- Niels Bohr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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