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The Theory of Groups is a branch of mathematics in which one does something to something and then compares the result with the result obtained from doing the same thing to something else, or something else to the same thing.
~ James Newman

 

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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

 

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The world can doubtless never be well known by theory: practice is absolutely necessary; but surely it is of great use to a young man, before he sets out for that country, full of mazes, windings, and turnings, to have at least a general map of it, made by some experienced traveler.
~ Lord Chesterfield

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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There never comes a point where a theory can be said to be true. The most that one can claim for any theory is that it has shared the successes of all its rivals and that it has passed at least one test which they have failed.
~ Sir Alfred Jules Ayer

 

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To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.
~ Albert Camus

 

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Unaware of the absurdity of it, we introduce our own petty household rules into the economy of the universe for which the life of generations, peoples, of entire planets, has no importance in relation to the general development.
~ Alexander Herzen

 

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