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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
We do not talk - we bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines and digests.
Facts do not speak for themselves. They speak for or against competing theories. Facts divorced from theories or visions are mere isolated curiosities.
The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief.
Before I married, I had three theories about raising children and no children. Now, I have three children and no theories.
A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.
One of my theories is that men love with their eyes; women love with their ears.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on.
The only time I commit to conspiracy theories is when something way retarded happens. Like Lee Harvey Oswald acting alone.
As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use.
People love conspiracy theories.
It is a fearful mistake for us to neglect the study of the Bible to investigate theories that are misleading, diverting minds from the words of Christ to fallacies of human production.
Ellen G. White
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.
A people represents not so much an aggregate of ideas and theories as of obsessions.
Emile M. Cioran
Theories pass. The frog remains.
Our tradition of political thought had its definite beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle. I believe it came to a no less definite end in the theories of Karl Marx.
I think one of the reasons that we like conspiracy theories is I think that we like to feel like there is a group of people who are so smart and powerful that they can pull the wool over an entire country or in fact even an entire world's eyes. That certainly makes us feel like somehow we're protected, even if it's not in our best interest.
There are a lot of theories about Shakespeare.
Washington's insatiable desire to spend our children's inheritance on failed stimulus plans and other misguided economic theories have given record debt and left us with far too many unemployed.
We are not called upon to enter into controversy with those who hold false theories. Controversy is unprofitable. Christ never entered into it. 'It is written' is the weapon used by the world's Redeemer. Let us keep close to the Word. Let us allow the Lord Jesus and His messengers to testify. We know that their testimony is true.
Ellen G. White
The credit which the apparent conformity with recognized scientific standards can gain for seemingly simple but false theories may, as the present instance shows, have grave consequences.
Friedrich August von Hayek
Theories of love are found in the works of scientists, philosophers, and theologians.
In making theories, always keep a window open so that you can throw one out if necessary.
The wise man regulates his conduct by the theories both of religion and science. But he regards these theories not as statements of ultimate fact but as art-forms.
John B. S. Haldane
It is a test of true theories not only to account for but to predict phenomena.
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.
Theories are always very thin and insubstantial, experience only is tangible.
While there I began to study the Asian religions as theories of mind.
Philosophical theories or ideas, as points of view, instruments of criticism, may help us to gather up what might otherwise pass unregarded by us.
Good tests kill flawed theories; we remain alive to guess again.
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