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Positive 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

Related topics: Wisdom Open Opinion Perspective

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Creationists make it sound as though a "theory'
is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
- Isaac Asimov

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

Morality is the theory that every human act
must be either right or wrong,
and that 99 % of them are wrong.
- H. L. Mencken

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

My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.
- Mike Myers

My theory has always been, that if we are to dream,
the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter,
than the gloom of despair.
- Thomas Jefferson

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice there is.
- Yogi Berra

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

What I always try to do is to respond to the song;
I've always rebelled against theory.
- Mark Knopfler

A lot of times when I sit down with the other comics and try to talk theory,
they say I'm being too serious.
- Joel Hodgson

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

Even for practical purposes theory generally turns
out the most important thing in the end.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

About seven years later I was given a book about the
periodic table of the elements.
For the first time I saw the elegance of scientific
theory and its predictive power.
- Sidney Altman

I never wanted to do the same kind of movies over and over anyway,
so my theory on it all is I'm just gonna try and dodge
the label and keep doing what I am doing.
- Matt Damon

I have this theory that the likeability question comes
up so much more with female characters created by female
authors than it does with male characters and male authors.
- Curtis Sittenfeld

I started working and publishing in price theory by 1938.
- George Stigler

Beautiful Evidence is about the theory and practice of analytical design.
- Edward Tufte

The theory of cultural bias...
is the idea that a culture is based on a particular form of organization.
It can't be transplanted except to another variant of that organization.
- Mary Douglas

The theory of undirected evolution is already dead,
but the work of science continues.
- Michael Behe

The standard growth theory tells us that economic growth
in per capita basis comes from mainly two sources:
capital deepening and total factor productivity growth,
or TFP growth.
- Toshihiko Fukui

Christianity is not a theory or speculation,
but a life; not a philosophy of life,
but a life and a living process.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.
- Hunter S. Thompson

Playing music is not really susceptible to theory much.
Circumstances affect it so much.
- Derek Bailey

Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one,
take this as a sign that you have neither understood
the theory nor the problem which it was intended to solve.
- Karl Popper

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

In essence, String Theory describes space and time,
matter and energy, gravity and light,
indeed all of God's creation...
as music.
- Roy H. Williams

Thought and theory must precede all salutary action;
yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory.
- Virginia Woolf

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

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

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

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

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

All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree
of life springs ever green.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Meanwhile, the originator of a theory may have a very lonely time,
especially if his colleagues find his views of nature unfamiliar,
and difficult to appreciate.
- Peter D. Mitchell

So when you ask me how string theory might be tested,
I can tell you what's likely to happen at accelerators
or some parts of the theory that are likely to be tested.
- Edward Witten

My theory is this; I'm not a political songwriter.
I'm an honest songwriter.
- Billy Bragg

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

Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts.
- George Santayana

I'm a games and theory kind of guy.
I love puzzles, so it was fun dissecting Shakespeare's prose.
- Neil Patrick Harris

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

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.
- Edward Witten

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

I learnt the theory of movement, which I still teach sometimes.
I was very, very ambitious to learn a skill.
- Diane Cilento

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

They didn't accept me theory - not a theory,
but just a thought I had about this character.
I noticed that this man only exists when the boy comes into the grocery.
- Omar Sharif

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

It was not until I got my first job,
at the University of Washington in Seattle,
and began playing chess with Don Gordon,
a brilliant young theorist, that I learned economic theory.
- Douglass North

Architecture doesn't come from theory.
You don't think your way through a building.
- Arthur Erickson

My theory is to enjoy life, but the practice is against it.
- Charles Lamb

The problem is that replacement of Quantum Mechanics
by Quantum Field Theory is still very demanding.
- Martin Fleischmann

In the mid-'60s in Berkeley, the theory of measure
spaces of economic agents became one of my main interests.
- Gerard Debreu

I have a theory about that, if you have to say something,
if you have encourage for one second a prospective acting student -
he should not go in to acting.
- Dabney Coleman

If a philosophic theory is once ruled out of court,
no one can tell when it will appear again.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art,
a scientific theory, a neat metaphysical system.
Man has re-created Europe in his own image.
- Aldous Huxley

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

I wanted a theory that would allow one to live outside
the office with the same philosophy one uses inside it.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Beck said he didn't believe in the theory of a song
coming through you as if you were an open vessel.
I agree with him to a certain extent.
- Sheryl Crow

Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does
what it's supposed to do.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I love it now that a large minority of people who are
handicapped prefer to call themselves crippled.
This is all part of the game, like queer theory.
- Leslie Fiedler

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

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


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