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Quotes about Theory

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We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

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An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

If the facts don't fit the theory,
change the facts.
- Albert Einstein

 

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.
- Niels Bohr

I have this theory - that if we're told we're bad,
then that's the only ideal we'll ever have.
- Jewel

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man.
Man is not a finished creation.
- Edmund Burke


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Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful
theory was killed by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings
of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
- Mark Russell

Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
- Wilhelm Reich

He who loves practice without theory
is like the sailor who boards ship
without a rudder and compass
and never knows where he may cast.
- Leonardo da Vinci

My theory of hitting was just to watch the ball as it came in and hit it.
- Tommy Lasorda

You know very well that unless you're a scientist,
it's much more important for a theory to be shapely,
than for it to be true.
- Christopher Hampton

To an intellectual who is adrift in politics,
a theory is an aim; to a true politician his theory is a boundary.
- Francis Parker Yockey

It really is a nice theory.
The only defect I think it has is probably common to
all philosophical theories.
It's wrong.
- Saul Kripke

But the scientific importance of a change in knowledge
of fact consists precisely in j its having consequences for a system of theory.
- Talcott Parsons

The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency
whatever to make men good reasoners.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement.
- Vladimir Lenin

Normal science does not aim at novelties of fact or theory and,
when successful, finds none.
- Thomas Kuhn

They've discovered that, where all the other galaxies
are moving in one direction,
ours is going in another.
Now, the Big Bang theory says that we're all moving outward.
- Dwight Schultz

In the absence of evidence, superstition.
It's a Middle Ages thing.
That's my theory anyway.
- Tucker Carlson

According to the now almost universally accepted theory,
all the races of mankind had a common origin.
- Ellsworth Huntington

To hate is to study, to study is to understand,
to understand is to appreciate, to appreciate is to love.
So maybe I'll end up loving your theory.
- John Archibald Wheeler

I have never believed in the Wizard of Oz theory of consulting,
that I am all-knowing and all-seeing,
and that everyone around me is kind of a backbencher.
- David Axelrod

Einstein explained his theory to me every day,
and on my arrival I was fully convinced that he understood it.
- Chaim Weizmann

In theory it may seem all right to some,
but when it comes to being made the instrument of the Lord's vengeance,
I myself don't like it.
- Robert Gould Shaw

All theory is against freedom of the will;
all experience for it.
- Samuel Johnson

My theory about creativity is that the more money one has,
the more creative one can be.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

There is no falsification before the emergence of a better theory.
- Imre Lakatos

A mathematical theory is not to be considered complete
until you have made it so clear that you can explain
it to the first man whom you meet on the street.
- David Hilbert

If your theory is found to be against the second law of theromodynamics,
I give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to
collapse in deepest humiliation.
- Arthur Eddington

The theory of rights enables us to rise and overthrow obstacles,
but not to found a strong and lasting accord between
all the elements which compose the nation.
- Giuseppe Mazzini

Statistics: the mathematical theory of ignorance.
- Morris Kline

Nevertheless, the realization that breaking a pencil
point would have far less disastrous consequences played little or no role,
I believe, in this decision to explore theory!
- Rudolph A. Marcus

The state of the world, of course, is constantly changing,
and so is theory.
- Teresa de Lauretis

I'm very manipulative towards directors.
My theory is that everyone on the set is directing the film,
we're all receiving art messages from the universe
on how we should do the film.
- Jeff Bridges

The end of science is not to prove a theory,
but to improve mankind.
- Manly Hall

Whichever theory we adopt to give a rational explanation of human existence,
that theory must take into account and explain the
mental nature we see at work in all modern communities.
- Arthur Keith

My theory is, independent movies only work if you're
willing to push the material and do something different.
- Balthazar Getty

I would say that, intellectually, Catholicism had no
more impact on me than did social theory.
- Paul Farmer

It is an acknowledged truth in philosophy that a just
theory will always be confirmed by experiment.
- Thomas Malthus

When a torrent sweeps a man against a boulder,
you must expect him to scream, and you need not be
surprised if the scream is sometimes a theory.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

I just never subscribed to the theory that at age 55,
you fall off the face of the earth on the Tour.
I always felt that was too young of an age for that.
- Hale Irwin

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without
experience is mere intellectual play.
- Immanuel Kant

A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.
- Edward W. Howe

The theory seems to be that as long as a man is a failure
he is one of God's children,
but that as soon as he succeeds he is taken over by the Devil.
- H. L. Mencken

Every theory of love, from Plato down,
teaches that each individual loves in the other sex
what he lacks in himself.
- G. Stanley Hall

Our concern, however, is with slavery as it is,
and not with any theory of it.
- Gerrit Smith

Each pursues his own theory, little solicitous to correct
or improve it by an attention to what is advanced by his opponents.
- Thomas Malthus

A theory must be tempered with reality.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

Theory is splendid but until put into practice,
it is valueless.
- James Cash Penney

Being used to scientific terminology and theory it
was always natural for me to push this stuff into songs.
- Peter Hammill

A theory can be proved by experiment;
but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory.
- Manfred Eigen

Rational behavior requires theory.
Reactive behavior requires only reflex action.
- W. Edwards Deming

It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is,
it doesn't matter how smart you are.
If it doesn't agree with experiment,
it's wrong.
- Richard P. Feynman

Theory not only formulates what we know but also tells us what we want to know,
that is, the questions to which an answer is needed.
- Talcott Parsons

I have a theory that the secret of marital happiness is simple:
drink in different pubs to your other half.
- Jilly Cooper

What has any poet to trust more than the feel of the
thing? Theory concerns him only until he picks up his pen,
and it begins to concern him again as soon as he lays it down.
- John Ciardi

I have a theory because I was being beaten up a lot
by people outside of school,
it was almost like if I could make myself sick enough
they'd take sympathy on me.
- Daniel Johns

I became intrigued with colour theory.
The absurd pronouncements of the Colour Institute,
a group that decides what colours are hot each year or season,
amused me.
- John Barton

I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true.
But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic
then we're in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction.
- David Eddings

Being exposed to theory, stimulated by a basic love
of concepts and mathematics,
was a marvelous experience.
- Rudolph A. Marcus

Read no history: nothing but biography,
for that is life without theory.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The crisis triggered a fertile period of scientific
ferment and revolution in economic theory.
- James Tobin

There is no complete theory of anything.
- Robert Anton Wilson

Never abandon a theory that explains something until
you have a theory that explains more.
- John McCarthy

Suspense is very important.
Even though this is humor and they're short stories,
that theory of building suspense is still there.
- Sergio Aragones

If the theory turns out to be right,
that will be tremendously thick and tasty icing on the cake.
- Brian Greene

Some men have a silly theory about beautiful women -
that somewhere along the line they'll turn into a monster.
That movie gave them a chance to watch it happen.
- Salma Hayek

Evolution is a bankrupt speculative philosophy,
not a scientific fact.
Only a spiritually bankrupt society could ever believe it.
Only atheists could accept this Satanic theory.
- Jimmy Swaggart


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