Theory of Three Dimensions Quotes

Capitalism is a great idea in theory, but in practice it just doesn't work.

Jeremy Hardy

A gram of experience is worth a ton of theory.

Robert Gascoyne Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

If the evidence says youre wrong, you dont have the right theory. You change the theory, not the evidence.

John Kilian Houston Brunner

Quantum physics is no longer an abstract theory for specialists. We must now absolutely include it in our education and also in our culture.

Claude Cohen Tannoudji

A single test which proves some piece of theory wrong is more valuable than a hundred tests showing that idea might be true.

William Clark

...talent and genius operate outside the rules, and theory conflicts with practice.

Carl von Clausewitz

Mainstream economics scholarship produces theory without facts ("pure theory") and facts without theory ("applied economics")

Michel Chossudovsky

I have this theory that anything that happens to you that leaves you alive and intact can be used somewhere in your writing.

Octavia E. Butler

I am a member of a party of one, and I live in an age of fear. Nothing lately has unsettled my party and raised my fears as much as your editorial, on Thanksgiving Day, suggesting that employees should be required to state their beliefs in order to hold their jobs. The idea is inconsistent with our constitutional theory and has been stubbornly opposed by watchful men since the early days of the Republic.

E. B. White

We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question that divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct.

Niels Henrik David Bohr

Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it.

Niels Henrik David Bohr

A theory is only as good as its assumptions. If the premises are false, the theory has no real scientific value. The only scientific criterion for judging the validity of a scientific theory is a confrontation with the data of experience.

Maurice Flix Charles Allais

In the theory of gender I began from zero. There is no masculine power or privilege I did not covet. But slowly, step by step, decade by decade, I was forced to acknowledge that even a woman of abnormal will cannot escape her hormonal identity.

Camille Paglia

My pacifism is an instinctive feeling, a feeling that possesses me because the murder of men is disgusting. My attitude is not derived from any intellectual theory but is based on my deepest antipathy to every kind of cruelty and hatred.

Albert Einstein

No theory, no ready-made system, no book that has ever been written will save the world. I cleave to no system. I am a true seeker.

Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin

If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.

Albert Einstein

The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation.

Adam Smith

A theory can be proved by experiment; but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory.

Albert Einstein

Agricultural practice served Darwin as the material basis for the elaboration of his theory of Evolution, which explained the natural causation of the adaptation we see in the structure of the organic world. That was a great advance in the knowledge of living nature.

Trofim Lysenko

The idea that the sole aim of punishment is to prevent crime is obviously grounded upon the theory that crime can be prevented, which is almost as dubious as the notion that poverty can be prevented.

Henry Louis Mencken

a few philosophers really do important work. This applies to the so called critical philosophy and to the theory of knowledge or epistemology. This class of workers I call epistemologists to avoid the disagreeable implications of the term philosopher.

Alfred Korzybski

The major novelty of my theory was its claim that the most rapid evolutionary change does not occur in widespread, populous species, as claimed by Most geneticists, but in small founder populations.

Ernst Mayr

I think the greatest weakness for the lawsuit is its novelty. This is a use of nuisance laws and consumer protection laws that has no precedent. And whenever it's a new theory, the outcome is difficult to guess or predict.

Erwin Chemerinsky

There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

Woody Allen

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