Quotation Explorer - 'Speculation'

He didn't say anything more, just waited for me to tell him what I'd been thinking. It was pure speculation, and I was opening myself up to ridicule by saying anything at all. I sat on the stool and realized that I had my loyalties, too. - Patricia Briggs
He that has doctrinal knowledge and speculation only, without affection, never is engaged in the business of religion. - Jonathan Edwards
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business. - Henry David Thoreau
Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of one's chosen form. - Stephen Nachmanovitch
Speculation is a dangerous thing without any evidence to back it up. - Jane Casey
Those who have assets must withdraw them from the markets of loans. Do not accept notes of loan on speculation. The time will soon come when you will gain no profits from the market of loans, and your wealth will be taken by the very few. - Compton Gage
Emotional speculation is to deductive reasoning what weeds are to a garden at first sight they appear to belong, but eventually they obscure that which one hopes will come into bud. - Lord Patterson Coats
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. - Barbara W. Tuchman
There is enough mystery in human nature to keep the world stuck in a perpetual state of righteous speculation. Only the wise and compassionate will rise above it, with enough vision to see that inconsistency is a normal occurrence, during the spiritual battle of forgiveness and justice. - Shannon L. Alder
...an' there never yet was speculation but in the long run, it meant smash. Ye run so hard that ye fall ower yoursel - Neil M. Gunn
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