Best 630 of Theory quotes - MyQuotes
There is nothing more practical than a good theory.
While there I began to study the Asian religions as theories of mind.
An expert must be BOLD if he hopes to alchemize his homespun theory into conventional wisdom.
I know what theory... the possibility of impossibility.
From the dawn of civilization, human beings have tried to find out order in the chaotic world surrounding them. It has however never been easy to find a solution to explain a given system while being a part of that system. The best bet is to find out the most fundamental components within the system and building a theory round these. In other words, a theory that is able to describe the world in totality has to keep the number of basic postulates it depends upon to zero or near zero.
There's always a hole in theories somewhere if you look close enough.
I have a friend whose theory is that you're from wherever you went to high school. I think that's mostly true.
I heard this theory once that love means your subconscious is attracted to someone else’s subconscious.
You cannot have a theory without principles. Principles is another name for prejudices.
What I always try to do is to respond to the song; I've always rebelled against theory.
The Darwinian theory is in principle capable of explaining life. No other theory that has ever been suggested is in principle capable of explaining life.
Academics place much more importance on rigorous logic. There is also admiration in the profession for subtle reasoning. And mastery of the craft shows itself in the elegance of the intellectual super-structure…. The practitioner, on the other hand, uses economic theory only to the extent that he finds it useful in comprehending the problem at hand, so that practical courses of action will emerge which can be evaluated not merely in narrow economic cost-benefit terms, but by taking into account a wider range of considerations…. A practitioner is not judged by the rigour of his logic or by the elegance of his presentation. He is judged by results.
Before an experiment can be performed, it must be planned—the question to nature must be formulated before being posed. Before the result of a measurement can be used, it must be interpreted—nature's answer must be understood properly. These two tasks are those of the theorist, who finds himself always more and more dependent on the tools of abstract mathematics. Of course, this does not mean that the experimenter does not also engage in theoretical deliberations. The foremost classical example of a major achievement produced by such a division of labor is the creation of spectrum analysis by the joint efforts of Robert Bunsen, the experimenter, and Gustav Kirchhoff, the theorist. Since then, spectrum analysis has been continually developing and bearing ever richer fruit.
Playing music is not really susceptible to theory much. Circumstances affect it so much.
Admit only your victories until you have hooked their interest, then you draw them closer and admit the sort of failings that reflect well on a fellow, sentimental failings: that was the theory of courtship the young master had formulated...
Right now I'm thinking a good deal about emancipation. One of our sins was slavery, another was emancipation. It's a paradox. In theory, emancipation was one of the glories of our democracy - and it was. But the way it was done led to tragedy, turning four million people loose with no jobs or trades or learning. And then in 1877 for a few electoral votes, just abandoning them entirely. A huge amount of pain and trouble resulted. Everybody in America is still paying for it.
In theory it was, around now, Literature. Susan hated Literature. She'd much prefer to read a good book.
Theory can leave questions unanswered, but practice has to come up with something.
Police officers are well known for their aggressive behaviors, search "Police Officer Angry Aggression Theory". I can speak from personal experience that they do cover up for each other and target individuals that they have a vendetta on. Police Internal Affairs is just an extension of the cover up machine, they uphold very few complaints.
Education must bring the practice as nearly as possible to the theory. As the children now are, so will the sovereigns soon be.
The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly to one single individual.
Any physical theory is always provisional, in the sense that it is only a hypothesis: you can never prove it.
John F. Carlson
Trust your feelings entirely about colour, and then, even if you arrive at no infallible colour theory, you will at least have the credit of having your own colour sense.
You speak in night, not because it’s night, but because it’s dark enough in theory that no one will see you.
One of the most difficult features of direct experience is that it is unfiltered by any theories or expectations. It's hard to observe without imposing a theory to explain what we're seeing, but the trouble with theories, as Einstein said, is that they explain not only what is observed, but what can be observed. We start to build expectations based on our theories.
Whether or not you can observe a thing depends upon the theory you use. It is the theory which decides what can be observed.
The greatest mathematicians, as Archimedes, Newton, and Gauss, always united theory and applications in equal measure.
I reject the peak oil theory insofar as it refers to technological limits on human ingenuity.
What all ethical theories critically lack, Christianity uniquely offers: the perfect, ethical example. Christians are not restricted solely to abstract principles for ethical conduct, because in Jesus we have a model for good living.
Theory is relevant to you because it shows you a new, simpler, and more elegant side of computers, which we normally consider to be complicated machines. The best computer designs and applications are conceived with elegance in mind. A theoretical course can heighten your aesthetic sense and help you build more beautiful systems.
Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
Theory without practice is just as incomplete as practice without theory.
The universe and the observer exist as a pair. I cannot imagine a consistent theory of the universe that ignores consciousness.
In the business people with expertise, experience and evidence will make more profitable decisions than people with instinct, intuition and imagination.
We fall for... the theories of betrayal very easily, and one of the things that's always depressed me about the left, ever since I started in politics, is their ability to imbibe the propaganda of the right and regurgitate it to the left.
Misunderstanding me probably means that I am Alien. (As far from here I can tell you sounds pretty interesting Theory... - DeYtH Banger is Alien. I like it!)
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Gray are all the theories, But green is the tree of life.
Maxwell's theory is Maxwell's system of equations.
I love academics, theory and all that. I love and admire that and try to do as much reading as I can.
I have a theory that movies operate on the level of dreams, where you dream yourself.
Much as I admired the elegance of physical theories, which at that time geology wholly lacked, I preferred a life in the woods to one in the laboratory.
Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?
I've got this theory that there is a Volvo in any sane person's future.
You know economists; they're the sort of people who see something works in practice and wonder if it would work in theory.
The Big Bang Theory' has completely changed my life.
Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
As regards the efficacy of the art and the theories of it, I promise and expect that in these volumes I shall undoubtedly show myself of very considerable importance not only to builders but also to all scholars.
Nothing is more practical than a good theory.
Our concern, however, is with slavery as it is, and not with any theory of it.
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.
Materialism is incomplete even as a theory of the physical world, since the physical world includes conscious organisms among its most striking occupants.