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Academics love to make theories about a body of work, but each book consumes the writer and is the sum of his or her world. (Quote by - Jeanette Winterson)

Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts. (Quote by - George Santayana)

General propositions do not decide concrete cases. The decision will depend on a judgment or intuition more subtle than any articulate major premise. (Quote by - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.,)

It is quite interesting that whilst there are tremendous theories, in the 1960s when IT was born, everybody was supposedly going to their cottage in the countryside to work in a virtual way. (Quote by - Richard Rogers)

It is a test of true theories not only to account for but to predict phenomena. (Quote by - William Whewell)

The system becomes more coherent as it is further extended. The elements which we require for explaining a new class of facts are already contained in our system. In false theories, the contrary is the case. (Quote by - William Whewell)

First, you know, a new theory is attacked as absurd; then it is admitted to be true, but obvious and insignificant; finally it is seen to be so important that its adversaries claim that they themselves discovered it. (Quote by - William James)

Theories that go counter to the facts of human nature are foredoomed. (Quote by - Edith Hamilton)

A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person. (Quote by - Edgar Watson Howe)

Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Sure, science involves trial and error. Scientists refine theories each day. But as they do, they help us grasp more clearly the wonders of the world and the universe. (Quote by - Tony Snow)

The progress of science is strewn, like an ancient desert trail, with the bleached skeleton of discarded theories which once seemed to possess eternal life. (Quote by - Arthur Koestler )

Our best theories are not only truer than common sense, they make more sense than common sense. (Quote by - David Deutsch)

We shall suffer no attachment to literature, no taste for abstract discussion, no love of purely intellectual theories, to seduce us from our devotion to the cause of the oppressed, the down trodden, the insulted and injured masses of our fellow men. (Quote by - George Ripley )

It is the theory that decides what can be observed. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

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

Every theory presented as a scientific concept is just that; it's a theory that tries to explain more about the world than previous theories have done. It is open to being challenged and to being proven incorrect. (Quote by - Marvin Harris)

A mathematician is a person who can find analogies between theorems; a better mathematician is one who can see analogies between proofs and the best mathematician can notice analogies between theories. (Quote by - Stefan Banach)

The Secret Doctrine is the common property of the countless millions of men born under various climates, in times with which History refuses to deal, and to which esoteric teachings assign dates incompatible with the theories of Geology and Anthropology. (Quote by - H. P. Blavatsky)

I listen to other guitar players, yeah. It gives me new concepts and shows me where the instrument is going for the future and it is going some places. There are some musicians who are really putting out a good vibe with new theories. I try and keep up. (Quote by - George Benson)

I think the point to be understood is that we're all different. I've never been a fan of theories of acting. I didn't go to drama school, so I was never put through a training that was limited by someone saying, 'This is the way you should act.' (Quote by - Ian Mckellen)

Strong and convincing art has never arisen from theories. (Quote by - Mary Wigman)

Philosophical theories or ideas, as points of view, instruments of criticism, may help us to gather up what might otherwise pass unregarded by us. (Quote by - Walter Pater)

I wouldn't have thought that a wrong theory should lead us to understand better the ordinary quantum field theories or to have new insights about the quantum states of black holes. (Quote by - Edward Witten)

With this sense of the splendour of our experience and of its awful brevity, gathering all we are into one desperate effort to see and touch, we shall hardly have time to make theories about the things we see and touch. (Quote by - Walter Pater)


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