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A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.
Theory
Edgar Watson Howe

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A young man is a theory, an old man is a fact.
Theory
Edgar Watson Howe

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Even for practical purposes theory generally turns out the most important thing in the end.
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Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Every theory is a self-fulfilling prophecy that orders experience into the framework it provides.
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Ruth Hubbard

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Good tests kill flawed theories; we remain alive to guess again.
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Karl Popper

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It is theory that decides what can be observed.
Theory
Albert Einstein

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Let us work without theorizing, 'Tis the only way to make life endurable.
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Voltaire

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One must credit an hypothesis with all that has had to be discovered in order to demolish it.
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Jean Rostand

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Socrates thought and so do I that the wisest theory about the gods is no theory at all.
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Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

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Some theories are good for nothing except to be argued about.
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Georg C. Lichtenberg

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The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.
Theory
Sherlock Holmes

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Theoretical principals must sometimes give way for the sake of practical advantages.
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William Pitt

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Theories are always very thin and insubstantial, experience only is tangible.
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Hosea Ballou

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Theories that go counter to the facts of human nature are foredoomed.
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Edith Hamilton

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun