Louis de Broglie quotes

  • The actual state of our knowledge is always provisional and... there must be, beyond what is actually known, immense new regions to discover.
    -- Louis de Broglie


  • Two seemingly incompatible conceptions can each represent an aspect of the truth... They may serve in turn to represent the facts without ever entering into direct conflict.
    -- Louis de Broglie

    #Truth #Two #Entering

  • The history of science shows that the progress of science has constantly been hampered by the tyrannical influence of certain conceptions that finally came to be considered as dogma. For this reason, it is proper to submit periodically to a very searching examination, principles that we have come to assume without any more discussion.
    -- Louis de Broglie

    #Progress #Principles #Examination

  • In space-time everything which for each of us constitutes the past, the present and the future is given en bloc...Each observer, as his time passes, discovers, so to speak, new slices of space-time which appear to him as successive aspects of the material world, though in reality the ensemble of events constituting space-time exist prior to his knowledge of them.
    -- Louis de Broglie

    #Past #Reality #Space

  • It seems a little paradoxical to construct a configuration space with the coordinates of points which do not exist.
    -- Louis de Broglie

    #Space #Littles #Paradoxical

  • We are not sufficiently astonished by the fact that any science may be possible.
    -- Louis de Broglie

    #May #Facts

  • Even if you forget that´s not the same as if it never happened. The slate is not entirely wiped clean; you can´t reclaim the person you were beforehand; your state of innocence is not there to be retrieved.

  • Is there a meaning to music? Yes. Can you state in so many words what the meaning is? No.

  • Illness has always brought me nearer to a state of grace.

  • Secession withdraws the State out of the reach of the usurped powers

  • They who pray not, know nothing of God, and know nothing of the state of their own souls.

  • The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it.

  • It is not the State that orders us; but it is we who order the State!

  • Let me control the textbooks, and I will control the state.

  • In the actual state of social relationships, the forms ("formes", Fr.) of politeness are necessary as a subsitute to benevolence.

  • Insanity is just a state of mind.