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A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption; it is not a symbol, but a fraud.
~ George Santayana | ( American philosopher and poet. ) | 1863-1952 | Theory
quotes Division : American Philosophers   
     
A theory is the more impressive the greater is the simplicity of its premises, the more different are the kinds of things it relates and the more extended the range of its applicability.
~ Albert Einstein | ( German-Swiss-U.S. scientist. ) | 1879-1955 | Theory
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
Delight at having understood a very abstract and obscure system leads most people to believe in the truth of what it demonstrates.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg | ( German scientist ) | 1742-1799 | Theory
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
Even for practical purposes theory generally turns out the most important thing in the end.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Theory
quotes Division : American poets   
     
In order to shake a hypothesis, it is sometimes not necessary to do anything more than push it as far as it will go.
~ Denis Diderot | ( French philosopher. ) | 1713-1784 | Theory
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
It is not enough for theory to describe and analyze, it must itself be an event in the universe it describes. In order to do this theory must partake of and become the acceleration of this logic. It must tear itself from all referents and take pride only in the future. Theory must operate on time at the cost of a deliberate distortion of present reality.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Theory
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
It is theory that decides what can be observed.
~ Albert Einstein | ( German-Swiss-U.S. scientist. ) | 1879-1955 | Theory
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
Let us work without theorizing, 'Tis the only way to make life endurable.
~ Voltaire | ( French writer and historian. ) | 1694-1778 | Theory
quotes Division : Historians   
     
One must credit an hypothesis with all that has had to be discovered in order to demolish it.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Theory
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
Socrates thought and so do I that the wisest theory about the gods is no theory at all.
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne | ( French philosopher and essayist. ) | 1533-1592 | Theory
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
Some theories are good for nothing except to be argued about.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg | ( German scientist ) | 1742-1799 | Theory
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
The world can doubtless never be well known by theory: practice is absolutely necessary; but surely it is of great use to a young man, before he sets out for that country, full of mazes, windings, and turnings, to have at least a general map of it, made by some experienced traveler.
~ Lord Chesterfield | (British statesman. ) | 1694-1773 | Theory
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.
~ Albert Camus | ( French novelist ) | 1913-1960 | Theory
quotes Division : French Authors and Writers