Quotation Explorer - 'Theories'

Clearing your head of everything you thought you knew, even your mostcherished ideas, will give you the mental space to be educated by your present experience--the best schoolof all. You will develop your own strategic muscles instead of depending on other people's theories and books. - Robert Greene
Réduites à des théories générales, les mathématiques seraient une belle forme sans contenu.Reduced to general theories, mathematics would be a beautiful form without content. - Henri Lebesgue
On a group of theories one can found a school; but on a group of values one can found a culture, a civilization, a new way of living together among men.
Religion, as it is generally taught all over the world, is said to be based upon faith and belief, and, in most cases, consists only of different sets of theories, and that is the reason why we find all religions quarrelling with one another. - Abhijit Naskar
For any reputable person or organization to be successful, that person's or organization's actions must be based on solid information, not conspiracy theories, not hearsay, not rumors, and certainly not fear mongering. - Mike Klepper
There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works. Don't bother. - Ziad K. Abdelnour
You make experiments and I make theories. Do you know the difference? A theory is something nobody believes, except the person who made it. An experiment is something everybody believes, except the person who made it.{Remark to scientist } Albert Einstein - Herman Francis Mark
Theories should be as simple as possible, but not simpler. - Albert Einstein
I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the we disbelieve we call theories. - Felix Cohen
20% of management theories are responsible for 80% of results. That’s assuming the Pareto Principle makes the cut. - Ryan Lilly
Man is so intelligent that he feels impelled to invent theories to account for what happens in the world. Unfortunately, he is not quite intelligent enough, in most cases, to find correct explanations. So that when he acts on his theories, he behaves very often like a lunatic. - Aldous Huxley
In short, philosophical theories are largely the product of the hidden hand of the cognitive unconscious. - George Lakoff
On a group of theories one can found a school; but on a group of values one can found a culture. - Ignazio Silone
The theories we find untrue, are those we cannot accept. - Jacques S Cantin
Theories that diseases are caused by mental states and can be cured by will power, are always an index of how much is not understood about the physical terrain of a disease. - Susan Sontag
You must forget all your theories, all your ideas before the subject. What part of these is really your own will be expressed in your expression of the emotion awakened in you by the subject. - Henri Matisse
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. - Jeanette Winterson
Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories. - John Wilmot
Acknowledgement of the prevalence and impact of trauma challenges psychological theories that localize dysfunction within the individual while ignoring the contribution of social forces on adjustment (Brett, 1996; Ross, 2000). - Rachel E. Goldsmith
All too often, our elegant political theories amount to nothing more than ideology triumphing over common sense. - Clifford Cohen
Theories are always very thin and insubstantial, experience only is tangible. - Hosea Ballou
The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy...neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. - John W. Gardner
Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories. - Felix Cohen
My life isn’t theories and formulae. It’s part instinct, part common sense. Logic is as good a word as any, and I’ve absorbed what logic I have from everything and everyone… from my mother, from training as a ballet dancer, from Vogue magazine, from the laws of life and health and nature. - Audrey Hepburn
Could it be that different political views, different religions and even scientific theories had been looking at our reality from different angles? If so, we should not accept or prefer one over the other, but instead we must aim to draw the best out of each view. - Ardiana Bani Cohn
And she had the magic I had never come across all my life. A minute with her messed up my mind and heart in a way that all the theories of right and wrong didn't matter anymore. All of a sudden opening my arms to the storm seemed a better choice, than dancing under the rainbows. - Akshay Vasu
Theories might inspire you, but experiments will advance you. - Amit Kalantri
Given a choice between two theories, take the one which is funnier. - Blore's Razor
As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use. - William James
The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exaulted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy...neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. - John W. Gardner
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
We have found a strange footprint on the shores of the unknown. We have devised profound theories, one after another, to account for its origins. At last, we have succeeded in reconstructing the creature that made the footprint. And lo! It is our own. - Sir Arthur Eddington
All theories are legitimate, no matter. What matters is what you do with them. - Jorge Luis Borges
Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories. - John Wilmot
The existence of true religion is predicated on the practice of goodness. Goodness is Godliness. There is nothing else. Religion lies in practice, not in bookish theories. - Abhijit Naskar
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