Best 630 of Theory quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leonid Brezhnev

There is nothing more practical than a good theory.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daniel Goleman

While there I began to study the Asian religions as theories of mind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Levitt

An expert must be BOLD if he hopes to alchemize his homespun theory into conventional wisdom.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Deyth Banger

I know what theory... the possibility of impossibility.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Subhajit Ganguly

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Twain

There's always a hole in theories somewhere if you look close enough.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

I have a friend whose theory is that you're from wherever you went to high school. I think that's mostly true.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Julie James

I heard this theory once that love means your subconscious is attracted to someone else’s subconscious.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Twain

You cannot have a theory without principles. Principles is another name for prejudices.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mark Knopfler

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Dawkins

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Goh Keng Swee

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Max Planck

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Derek Bailey

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Claire Robertson

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...

By Anonym 18 Sep

Shelby Foote

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Terry Pratchett

In theory it was, around now, Literature. Susan hated Literature. She'd much prefer to read a good book.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mason Cooley

Theory can leave questions unanswered, but practice has to come up with something.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Steven Magee

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Horace Mann

Education must bring the practice as nearly as possible to the theory. As the children now are, so will the sovereigns soon be.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Walt Whitman

The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly to one single individual.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stephen Hawking

Any physical theory is always provisional, in the sense that it is only a hypothesis: you can never prove it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Dominic Riccitello

You speak in night, not because it’s night, but because it’s dark enough in theory that no one will see you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Crichton

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Albert Einstein

Whether or not you can observe a thing depends upon the theory you use. It is the theory which decides what can be observed.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Felix Klein

The greatest mathematicians, as Archimedes, Newton, and Gauss, always united theory and applications in equal measure.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert P. Murphy

I reject the peak oil theory insofar as it refers to technological limits on human ingenuity.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Klaus Issler

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.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Michael Sipser

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Benjamin Disraeli

Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Assata Shakur

Theory without practice is just as incomplete as practice without theory.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Andrei Linde

The universe and the observer exist as a pair. I cannot imagine a consistent theory of the universe that ignores consciousness.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Amit Kalantri

In the business people with expertise, experience and evidence will make more profitable decisions than people with instinct, intuition and imagination.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tony Blair

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.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Deyth Banger

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!)

By Anonym 13 Sep

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Gray are all the theories, But green is the tree of life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Heinrich Hertz

Maxwell's theory is Maxwell's system of equations.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anton Yelchin

I love academics, theory and all that. I love and admire that and try to do as much reading as I can.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Meryl Streep

I have a theory that movies operate on the level of dreams, where you dream yourself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Tuzo Wilson

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stephen Hawking

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?

By Anonym 14 Sep

James May

I've got this theory that there is a Volvo in any sane person's future.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ronald Reagan

You know economists; they're the sort of people who see something works in practice and wonder if it would work in theory.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jim Parsons

The Big Bang Theory' has completely changed my life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ludwig Boltzmann

Nothing is more practical than a good theory.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gerrit Smith

Our concern, however, is with slavery as it is, and not with any theory of it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stefan Banach

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Nagel

Materialism is incomplete even as a theory of the physical world, since the physical world includes conscious organisms among its most striking occupants.