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Truth Theory Sayings By Kenneth A. Kitchen: No theory can be sacrosanct, and widespread acceptance of a theory does not guarantee its No theory can be sacrosanct, and widespread acceptance of a theory does not guarantee its truth. — Kenneth A. Kitchen
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Truth Theory Sayings By Bertrand Russell: Protestants, on the contrary, rejected the Church as a vehicle of revelation; truth was to Protestants, on the contrary, rejected the Church as a vehicle of revelation; truth was to be sought only in the Bible, which each man could interpret for himself. If men differed in their interpretation, there was no divinely appointed authority to decide the dispute. In practice, the State claimed the right that had formerly belonged to the Church, but this was a usurpation. In Protestant theory, there should be no earthly intermediary between the soul and God. — Bertrand Russell
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Truth Theory Sayings By Robert Lanza: Travel in a rocket at 99 percent the speed of light and you'll enjoy the Travel in a rocket at 99 percent the speed of light and you'll enjoy the consequential sevenfold time dilation: from your perspective nothing has changed; you have aged a decade in ten years' worth of travel. But upon returning to Earth you'd find that seventy years have passed and none of your old friends are still alive to greet you. (For the famous formula that lets you calculate the slowdown of time at any speed you care to consider, see the Lorentz transformation in Appendix 1.) Then the truth rather than the theory — Robert Lanza
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Truth Theory Sayings By Marisha Pessl: May you walk a lighted path. May you fight for truth - your truth, not May you walk a lighted path. May you fight for truth - your truth, not someone else's - and may you understand, above all things, that you are the most important concept, theory, and philosophy I have ever known. — Marisha Pessl
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Truth Theory Sayings By Roger Bacon: As regards authority I so proceed. Boetius says in the second prologue to his Arithmetic, As regards authority I so proceed. Boetius says in the second prologue to his Arithmetic, 'If an inquirer lacks the four parts of mathematics, he has very little ability to discover truth.' And again, 'Without this theory no one can have a correct insight into truth.' And he says also, 'I warn the man who spurns these paths of knowledge that he cannot philosophize correctly.' And Again, 'It is clear that whosoever passes these by, has lost the knowledge of all learning.' — Roger Bacon
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Truth Theory Sayings By Barack Obama: It's not just absolute power that the Founders sought to prevent. Implicit in its structure, It's not just absolute power that the Founders sought to prevent. Implicit in its structure, in the very idea of ordered liberty, was a rejection of absolute truth, the infallibility of any idea or ideology or theology or "ism," any tyrannical consistency that might lock future generations into a single, unalterable course, or drive both majorities and minorities into the cruelties of the Inquisition, the pogrom, the gulag, or the jihad. The Founders may have trusted in God, but true to the Enlightenment spirit, they also trusted in the minds and senses that God had given them. They were suspicious of abstraction and liked asking questions, which is why at every turn in our early history theory yielded to fact and necessity. — Barack Obama
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Truth Theory Sayings By B.W. Powe: We become slaves the moment we hand the keys to the definition of reality entirely We become slaves the moment we hand the keys to the definition of reality entirely over to someone else, whether it is a business, an economic theory, a political party, the White House, Newsworld or CNN. — B.W. Powe
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Truth Theory Sayings By James H. Cone: Indeed our survival and liberation depend upon our recognition of the truth when it is Indeed our survival and liberation depend upon our recognition of the truth when it is spoken and lived by the people. If we cannot recognize the truth, then it cannot liberate us from untruth. To know the truth is to appropriate it, for it is not mainly reflection and theory. Truth is divine action entering our lives and creating the human action of liberation. — James H. Cone
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Truth Theory Sayings By Paul Feyerabend: It is clear, then, that the idea of a fixed method, or of a fixed It is clear, then, that the idea of a fixed method, or of a fixed theory of rationality, rests on too naive a view of man and his social surroundings. To those who look at the rich material provided by history, and who are not intent on impoverishing it in order to please their lower instincts, their craving for intellectual security in the form of clarity, precision, 'objectivity', 'truth', it will become clear that there is only one principle that can be defended under all circumstances and in all stages of human development. It is the principle: anything goes. — Paul Feyerabend
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Truth Theory Sayings By Malcolm Muggeridge: There's far more truth in the Book of Genesis than in the quantum theory. There's far more truth in the Book of Genesis than in the quantum theory. — Malcolm Muggeridge
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Truth Theory Sayings By Mike Carey: They used to call the devil the father of lies. But for someone whose sin They used to call the devil the father of lies. But for someone whose sin is meant to be pride, you'd think that lying would leave something of a sour taste. So my theory is that when the devil wants to get something out of you, he doesn't lie at all. He tells you the exact, literal truth. And he lets you find your own way to hell. — Mike Carey
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Truth Theory Sayings By Karl Popper: This false epistemology, however, has also led to disastrous consequences. The theory that truth is This false epistemology, however, has also led to disastrous consequences. The theory that truth is manifest - that it is there for everyone to see, if only he wants to see it - this theory is the basis of almost every kind of fanaticism. For only the most depraved wickedness can refuse to see the manifest truth; only those who have reason to fear truth conspire to suppress it. — Karl Popper
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Truth Theory Sayings By Mary T. Clark: There is ... a contemporary trend to make a sort of 'common intellect' out of There is ... a contemporary trend to make a sort of 'common intellect' out of society and forbid man his own independent access to truth. All is culture-clouded, and society as the climate of thought is the cause of our thoughts. But in Thomas's theory a man can transcend his environment just as he can transcend the material conditions surrounding any essence; material conditions will be his point of departure, and yet arrival at the truth or being of whatever he is studying is not ruled out. As an unlimited power, man's intellect opens man to the infinite, although only love reaches it. The relation of each man to transcendent existence in his knowing and living experience - this is the ground of objectivity. — Mary T. Clark
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Truth Theory Sayings By Shauna Niequist: There's nothing small or inconsequential about our stories. There is, in fact, nothing bigger. And There's nothing small or inconsequential about our stories. There is, in fact, nothing bigger. And when we tell the truth about our lives - the broken parts, the secret parts, the beautiful parts - then the gospel comes to life, an actual story about redemption, instead of abstraction and theory and things you learn in Sunday school. — Shauna Niequist
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Truth Theory Sayings By R.M. Engelhardt: Write from truth, write from self. Writing theory or conceptual writing may be A way Write from truth, write from self.
Writing theory or conceptual writing may be
A way to create new forms or styles but in the end?
The Words Must Be Your Own. — R.M. Engelhardt
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Truth Theory Sayings By Hal Duncan: We insist that this stuff we call science fiction is not SCI-FI. For some in We insist that this stuff we call science fiction is not SCI-FI. For some in the ghetto of Genre this is axiomatic, a secret truth known only to the genre kids, that there is proper science fiction and then there's that SCI-FI shit. — Hal Duncan
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Truth Theory Sayings By Augustus De Morgan: The first experiment already illustrates a truth of the theory, well confirmed by practice, what-ever The first experiment already illustrates a truth of the theory, well confirmed by practice, what-ever can happen will happen if we make trials enough. — Augustus De Morgan
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Truth Theory Sayings By Herbert Marcuse: Hypostatized into a ritual pattern, Marxian theory becomes ideology. But its content and function distinguish Hypostatized into a ritual pattern, Marxian theory becomes ideology. But its content and function distinguish it from classical forms of ideology; it is not false consciousness, but a rather consciousness of falsehood, a falsehood which is corrected in the context of the higher truth represented by the objective historical interest. — Herbert Marcuse
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Truth Theory Sayings By Christopher Langan: I believe in the theory of evolution, but I believe as well in the allegorical I believe in the theory of evolution, but I believe as well in the allegorical truth of creation theory. In other words, I believe that evolution, including the principle of natural selection, is one of the tools used by God to create mankind. Mankind is then a participant in the creation of the universe itself, so that we have a closed loop. I believe that there is a level on which science and religious metaphor are mutually compatible. — Christopher Langan
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Truth Theory Sayings By Amelia B. Edwards: All tradition,' said the Professor, 'is a type of spiritual truth. The superstitions of the All tradition,' said the Professor, 'is a type of spiritual truth. The superstitions of the East, and the mythologies of the North - the beautiful Fables of old Greece, and the bold investigations of modern science - all tend to elucidate the same principles; all take their root in those promptings and questionings which are innate in the brain and heart of man. Plato believed that the soul was immortal, and born frequently; that it knew all things; and that what we call learning is but the effort which it makes to recall the wisdom of the Past. "For to search and to learn," said the poet-philosopher, "is reminiscence all." At the bottom of every religious theory, however wild and savage, lies a perception - dim perhaps, and distorted, but still a perception - of God and immortality. — Amelia B. Edwards
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Truth Theory Sayings By Paul Craig Roberts: For reporting a scientific finding, I was called a 'conspiracy theorist.' Only in America is For reporting a scientific finding, I was called a 'conspiracy theorist.' Only in America is scientific analysis seen as conspiracy theory and government lies as truth. — Paul Craig Roberts
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Truth Theory Sayings By William James: To plead the organic causation of a religious state of mind, then, in refutation of To plead the organic causation of a religious state of mind, then, in refutation of its claim to possess superior spiritual value, is quite illogical and arbitrary, unless one has already worked out in advance some psycho-physical theory connecting spiritual values in general with determinate sorts of physiological change. Otherwise none of our thoughts and feelings, not even our scientific doctrines, not even our DIS-beliefs, could retain any value as revelations of the truth, for every one of them without exception flows from the state of its possessor's body at the time. — William James
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Truth Theory Sayings By The Worldwatch Institute: However inventive humans turn out to be, they will never invent their way around the However inventive humans turn out to be, they will never invent their way around the laws of thermodynamics. That fundamental truth is denied by standard infinite-growth theory, which blithely projects productivity gains from technological innovation indefinitely into the future. — The Worldwatch Institute
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Truth Theory Sayings By Marty Rubin: No ideology or psychological theory can possibly do justice to the full range of human No ideology or psychological theory can possibly do justice to the full range of human experience. — Marty Rubin
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Truth Theory Sayings By William James: To give the theory plenty of 'rope' and see if it hangs itself eventually is To give the theory plenty of 'rope' and see if it hangs itself eventually is better tactics than to choke it off at the outset b abstract accusations of self-contradiction — William James
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Truth Theory Sayings By G.K. Chesterton: Is that all?" asked Flambeau after a long pause. "Have we got to the dull Is that all?" asked Flambeau after a long pause. "Have we got to the dull truth at last?"
"Oh, no," said Father Brown.
As the wind died in the most distant pine woods with a long hoot as of mockery Father Brown, with an utterly impassive face, went on:
"I only suggested that because you said one could not plausibly connect snuff with clockwork or candles with bright stones. Ten false philosophies will fit the universe; ten false theories will fit Glengyle Castle. But we want the real explanation of the castle and the universe. But are there no other exhibits?"
Craven laughed, and Flambeau rose smiling to his feet and strolled down the long table.
[Ch.6] — G.K. Chesterton
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Truth Theory Sayings By J.L. Austin: The theory of truth is a series of truisms. The theory of truth is a series of truisms. — J.L. Austin
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Truth Theory Sayings By John Le Carre: I am so sick of theory Teddy," says Sasha as his movement and ideals collapse. I am so sick of theory Teddy," says Sasha as his movement and ideals collapse. "I am ready to give up half of what I believe in exchange for one clarifying vision. To see one great rational truth glowing on the horizon, to go to it regardless of the cost, regardless of what must be left behind, is what I dream of beyond all things. Will tomorrow change me? Nothing changes me. It is only the world that changes. — John Le Carre
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Truth Theory Sayings By Herman Melville: And this tattooing, had been the work of a departed prophet and seer of his And this tattooing, had been the work of a departed prophet and seer of his island, who, by those hieroglyphic marks, had written out on his body a complete theory of the heavens and the earth, and a mystical treatise on the art of attaining truth; so that Queequeg in his own proper person was a riddle to unfold; a wondrous work in one volume; but whose mysteries not even himself could read, though his own live heart beat against them; and these mysteries were therefore destined in the end to moulder away with the living parchment whereon they were inscribed, and so be unsolved to the last. — Herman Melville
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Truth Theory Sayings By Slavoj Zizek: For Lacan, psychoanalysis at its most fundamental is not a theory and technique of treating For Lacan, psychoanalysis at its most fundamental is not a theory and technique of treating psychic disturbances, but a theory and practice that confronts individuals with the most radical dimension of human existence. It does not show an individual the way to accommodate him- or herself to the demands of social reality; instead it explains how something like 'reality' constitutes itself in the first place. It does not merely enable a human being to accept the repressed truth about him- or herself; it explains how the dimension of truth emerges in human reality. — Slavoj Zizek
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Truth Theory Sayings By Wesley Stace: Even at such a tender age, I knew that life is lived in leftovers, account Even at such a tender age, I knew that life is lived in leftovers, account ledgers, and timetables rather than in the Platonic sphere of perfect theory. I couldn't float sylphlike around Love Hall in the flowing robes of indeterminacy for the rest of my life, however much I wished there to be no change. I had to accept my responsibilities and, at least in the eyes of the world and at least for the time being, nail my colors to a mast. Unless I wished to appear a strange wonder for the rest of time, caked in circus makeup covering the truth inches beneath, the mast would be male. — Wesley Stace
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Truth Theory Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: Whenever a true theory appears, it will be its own evidence. Its test is, that Whenever a true theory appears, it will be its own evidence. Its test is, that it will explain all phenomena. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Truth Theory Sayings By Alan Moore: The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory, is that conspiracy theorists believe in The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory, is that conspiracy theorists believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is actually chaotic. The truth is that it is not The Iluminati, or The Jewish Banking Conspiracy, or the Gray Alien Theory.
The truth is far more frightening - Nobody is in control.
The world is rudderless. — Alan Moore
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Truth Theory Sayings By Emma Goldman: Anarchism, the great leaven of thought, is today permeating every phase of human endeavor ... Anarchism, the great leaven of thought, is today permeating every phase of human endeavor ... It is the philosophy of the sovereignty of the individual. It is the theory of social harmony. It is the great, surging, living truth that is reconstructing the world, and that will usher in the Dawn. — Emma Goldman
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Truth Theory Sayings By George Sarton: The history of science should not be an instrument to defend any kind of social The history of science should not be an instrument to defend any kind of social or philosophic theory; it should be used only for its own purpose, to illustrate impartially the working of reason against unreason, the gradual unfolding of truth, in all its forms, whether pleasant or unpleasant, useful of useless, welcome or unwelcome. — George Sarton
Truth Theory Sayings By H.L. Mencken: As for me, my literary theory, like my politics, is based chiefly upon one main As for me, my literary theory, like my politics, is based chiefly upon one main idea, to wit, the idea of freedom. I am, in brief, a libertarian of the most extreme variety, and know of no human right that is one-tenth as valuable as the simple right to utter what seems (at the moment) to be the truth. — H.L. Mencken
Truth Theory Sayings By Pope Benedict XVI: The more ardent the love for the Eucharist in the hearts of the Christian people, The more ardent the love for the Eucharist in the hearts of the Christian people, the more clearly will they recognize the goal of all mission: to bring Christ to others. Not just a theory or a way of life inspired by Christ, but the gift of his very person. Anyone who has not shared the truth of love with his brothers and sisters has not yet given enough. — Pope Benedict XVI
Truth Theory Sayings By Philip Rieff: The truth is, Jung has brought back one member of the old duality, unreason, with The truth is, Jung has brought back one member of the old duality, unreason, with a new name; it is no synthesis at all, but only the latest maneuver in the war against rationality that has been conducted with rising hysteria by literary intellectuals and humanists against the laws of a culture they have reason to distrust and disobey. The Jungian theory proposes to every disaffected humanist his "personal myth," as a sanctuary against the modern world. Against the vulgar democracy of intelligence, Jungian theory proposes an aristocracy of feeling. From this proposal derives Jung's persistent influence on modern critical and aesthetic style. — Philip Rieff
Truth Theory Sayings By Claude Bernard: Men who believe too firmly in their theories, do not believe enough in the theories Men who believe too firmly in their theories, do not believe enough in the theories of others. So ... these despisers of their fellows ... make experiments only to destroy a theory, instead of to seek the truth. — Claude Bernard
Truth Theory Sayings By Dalton Trumbo: Now the truth of the matter is that there are a lot of things people Now the truth of the matter is that there are a lot of things people don't understand. Take the Einstein theory. Take taxes. Take love. Do you understand them? Neither do I. But they exist. They happen. — Dalton Trumbo
Truth Theory Sayings By Thomas Huxley: Mr. Darwin's hypothesis is not, so far as I am aware, inconsistent with any known Mr. Darwin's hypothesis is not, so far as I am aware, inconsistent with any known biological fact; on the contrary, if admitted, the facts of Development, of Comparative Anatomy, of Geographical Distribution, and of Palaeontology, become connected together, and exhibit a meaning such as they never possessed before; and I, for one, am fully convinced that if not precisely true, that hypothesis is as near an approximation to the truth as, for example, the Copernican hypothesis was to the true theory of the planetary motions. — Thomas Huxley
Truth Theory Sayings By Rene Guenon: [Modern scientific] theories can necessarily never be more than hypothetical, since their starting-point is wholly [Modern scientific] theories can necessarily never be more than hypothetical, since their starting-point is wholly empirical, for facts in themselves are always susceptible of diverse explanations and so never have been and never will be able to guarantee the truth of any theory. — Rene Guenon
Truth Theory Sayings By Bertrand Russell: The battle must be fought exactly as the battle of religious toleration was fought. And The battle must be fought exactly as the battle of religious toleration was fought. And as in that case, so in this, a decay in the intensity of belief is likely to prove the decisive factor. While men were convinced of the absolute truth of Catholicism or Protestantism, as the case may be, they were willing to persecute on account of them. While men are quite certain of their modern creeds, they will persecute on their behalf. Some element of doubt is essential to the practice, thought not to the theory, of toleration. — Bertrand Russell
Truth Theory Sayings By Alister E. McGrath: Tolkien helped Lewis to realise that the problem lay not in Lewis's rational failure to Tolkien helped Lewis to realise that the problem lay not in Lewis's rational failure to understand the theory, but in his imaginative failure to grasp its significance. The issue was not primarily about truth, but about meaning. When — Alister E. McGrath
Truth Theory Sayings By Albert Einstein: The truth of a theory can never be proven, for one never knows if future The truth of a theory can never be proven, for one never knows if future experience will contradict its conclusions. — Albert Einstein
Truth Theory Sayings By Louis-Ferdinand Celine: There is no rest for the humble except in despising the great, whose only thought There is no rest for the humble except in despising the great, whose only thought of the people is inspired by self-interest or sadism. — Louis-Ferdinand Celine
Truth Theory Sayings By Charles Caleb Colton: Theories are private property, but truth is common stock. Theories are private property, but truth is common stock. — Charles Caleb Colton
Truth Theory Sayings By James Douglas, Lord Of Douglas: Theory is continually the precursor of truth; we must pass through the twilight and its Theory is continually the precursor of truth; we must pass through the twilight and its shade, to arrive at the full and perfect day. — James Douglas, Lord Of Douglas
Truth Theory Sayings By Ludwig Von Mises: It is completely in accord with the etatist thinking prevalent everywhere today to consider a It is completely in accord with the etatist thinking prevalent everywhere today to consider a theory to be finally disposed of merely because the authorities who control appointments to academic positions, want to know nothing of it, and to see the criterion of truth in the approval of a government office. — Ludwig Von Mises
Truth Theory Sayings By Chris Bohjalian: She had read articles over the years about a man's supposed biological craving for young She had read articles over the years about a man's supposed biological craving for young women: it was all about primeval procreation, in theory, the need to plant seed in fertile soil. Maybe ... She thought of a line from Nabokov: "Because you took advantage of my disadvantage." Lolita. In this case, however, Kristin felt that she was at the disadvantage - not the young thing. The truth was, she feared, all men were Humbert Humbert. Maybe they weren't pedophiles lusting after twelve-year-olds, but didn't Lolita look old for her age? Older, anyway? Sure, there were MILFs in porn, but Kristin had a feeling that considerably more men wanted their porn stars to be students at Duke University than moms from the bleachers at a middle-school soccer game. — Chris Bohjalian
Truth Theory Sayings By Maurice Blanchot: Art is not religion, 'it doesn't even lead to religion.' But in the time of Art is not religion, 'it doesn't even lead to religion.' But in the time of distress which is ours, the time when the gods are missing, the time of absence and exile, art is justified, for it is the intimacy of this distress: the effort to make manifest, through the image, the error of the imaginary, and eventually the ungraspable, forgotten truth which hides behind the error. — Maurice Blanchot
Truth Theory Sayings By Fleeming Jenkin: The popular conception of any philosophical doctrine is necessarily imperfect, and very generally unjust. Lucretius The popular conception of any philosophical doctrine is necessarily imperfect, and very generally unjust. Lucretius is often alluded to as an atheistical writer, who held the silly opinion that the universe was the result of a fortuitous concourse of atoms readers are asked to consider how long letters must be shaken in a bag before a complete annotated edition of Shakespeare could result from the process; and after being reminded how much more complex the universe is than the works of Shakespeare, they are expected to hold Lucretius, with his teachers and his followers, in derision. A nickname which sticks has generally some truth in it, and so has the above view, but it would be unjust to form our judgment of a man from his nickname alone, and we may profitably consider what the real tenets of Lucretius were, especially now that men of science are beginning, after a long pause in the inquiry, once more eagerly to attempt some explanation of the ultimate constitution of matter. — Fleeming Jenkin
Truth Theory Sayings By Andrew Sullivan: In this nonfundamentalist understanding of faith, practice is more important than theory, love more important In this nonfundamentalist understanding of faith, practice is more important than theory, love more important than law, and mystery is seen as an insight into truth rather than an obstacle. It is the great lie of our time that all religious faith has to be fundamentalist to be valid. — Andrew Sullivan
Truth Theory Sayings By R. R. Reno: Relativism is not a philosophical theory. It is a spiritual truth, a protective dogma designed Relativism is not a philosophical theory. It is a spiritual truth, a protective dogma designed to fend off any power that might claim our loyalty. It is a habit of mind that insulates postmodern life from the sober potency of arguments and the force of evidence, from the rightful claims of reason and the wisdom of the past. — R. R. Reno
Truth Theory Sayings By Lisa Kleypas: You've read Descartes," he remarked, every syllable edged in disbelief. ""I should like to hear You've read Descartes," he remarked, every syllable edged in disbelief. ""I should like to hear your opinion on Cartesian dualism, then."
Vivian thought for a long moment, inwardly relieved to discover that she understood the question. "I suppose you're referring to Mr. Descartes's theory that spirit and matter are separate entities? That we cannot rely on our senses as the basis of knowledge? I believe he is correct, and I think..." She paused and continued more slowly. "I think the truth is something you recognize with your heart, even when the evidence seems to prove otherwise. — Lisa Kleypas
Truth Theory Sayings By Irvin D. Yalom: Truth," Nietzsche continued, "is arrived at through disbelief and skepticism, not through a childlike wishing Truth," Nietzsche continued, "is arrived at through disbelief and skepticism, not through a childlike wishing something were so! Your patient's wish to be in God's hands is not truth. It is simply a child's wish - and nothing more! It is a wish not to die, a wish for the eveastingly bloated nipple we have labeled 'God'! Evolutionary theory scientifically demonstrates God's redundancy - though Darwin himself had not the courage to follow his evidence to its true conclusion. Surely, you must realize that we created God, and that all of us together now have killed him. — Irvin D. Yalom
Truth Theory Sayings By Thomas A. Edison: I never once made a discovery ... I speak without exaggeration that I have constructed I never once made a discovery ... I speak without exaggeration that I have constructed three thousand different theories in connection with the electric light ... Yet in only two cases did my experiments prove the truth of my theory. — Thomas A. Edison
Truth Theory Sayings By Brian Greene: My emotional investment is in finding truth. If string theory is wrong, I'd like to My emotional investment is in finding truth. If string theory is wrong, I'd like to have known that yesterday. But if we can show it today or tomorrow, fantastic. — Brian Greene
Truth Theory Sayings By Stephen Jay Gould: [A]s a graduate student at Columbia University, I remember the a priori derision of my [A]s a graduate student at Columbia University, I remember the a priori derision of my distinguished stratigraphy professor toward a visiting Australian drifter [a supporter of the theory of continental drift]. [ ... ] Today [ ... ] my own students would dismiss with even more derision anyone who denied the evident truth of continental drift a prophetic madman is at least amusing; a superannuated fuddy-duddy is merely pitiful. — Stephen Jay Gould
Truth Theory Sayings By Joseph McCabe: If a single one of these gentlemen is correct, if a believer of any type If a single one of these gentlemen is correct, if a believer of any type is right, the essential truth for man, the real drama of life, in comparison with which the secular story of the race, is a puppet-show and the unfolding of the universe is a triviality, is the dialogue of the immortal soul and the eternal God. Yet it seems that there is nothing in the world so hard to discover as this. The theory refutes itself. — Joseph McCabe
Truth Theory Sayings By Imre Lakatos: If even in science there is no a way of judging a theory but by If even in science there is no a way of judging a theory but by assessing the number, faith and vocal energy of its supporters, then this must be even more so in the social sciences: truth lies in power. — Imre Lakatos
Truth Theory Sayings By Criss Jami: There are those who feel that the world is ultimately moving closer to Truth and There are those who feel that the world is ultimately moving closer to Truth and to prosperity as the times evolve; then there are those who feel that it is ultimately moving farther away from Truth and into self-destruction. From this, and if it were really that simplistic, one might get the impression that life gravitates slightly into two types of people whom which are diametrically opposed in spirit. — Criss Jami
Truth Theory Sayings By William James: Our theories are wedged and controlled as nothing else is. Yet sometimes alternative theoretic formulas Our theories are wedged and controlled as nothing else is. Yet sometimes alternative theoretic formulas are equally compatible with all the truths we know, and then we choose between them for subjective reasons. We choose the kind of theory to which we are already partial: we follow 'elegenace' or 'economy' — William James
Truth Theory Sayings By Anonymous: If God has the truth and if man has only an analogy, it follows that If God has the truth and if man has only an analogy, it follows that he does not have the truth. An analogy of the truth is not the truth; even if man's knowledge is not called an analogy of the truth but an analogical truth, the situation is no better. An analogical truth, except it contain a univocal point of coincident meaning, simply is not the truth at all. In particular (and the most crushing reply of all) if the human mind were limited to analogical truths, it could never know the univocal truth that it was limited to analogies. Even if it were true that the contents of human knowledge are analogies, a man could never know that such was the case; he could only have the analogy that his knowledge was analogical. This theory, therefore, whether found in Thomas Aquinas, Emil Brunner, or professed conservatives is unrelieved skepticism and is incompatible with the acceptance of a divine revelation of truth. — Anonymous
Truth Theory Sayings By John Rawls: Justice is the first virtue of social institutions, as truth is of systems of thought. Justice is the first virtue of social institutions, as truth is of systems of thought. A theory however elegant and economical must be rejected or revised if it is untrue; likewise laws and institutions no matter how efficient and well-arranged must be reformed or abolished if they are unjust. Each person possesses an inviolability founded on justice that even the welfare of society as a whole cannot override. For this reason justice denies that the loss of freedom for some is made right by a greater good shared by others. It does not allow that the sacrifices imposed on a few are outweighed by the larger sum of advantages enjoyed by many. Therefore in a just society the liberties of equal citizenship are taken as settled; the rights secured by justice are not subject to political bargaining or to the calculus of social interests. — John Rawls
Truth Theory Sayings By Vladimir Lenin: It is essential to grasp the incontestable truth that a Marxist must take cognisance of It is essential to grasp the incontestable truth that a Marxist must take cognisance of real life, of the true facts of reality, and not cling to a theory of yesterday, which, like all theories, at best only outlines the main and the general, only comes near to embracing life in all its complexity. — Vladimir Lenin
Truth Theory Sayings By Daniel J. Flynn: Like the Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School, postmodernism seeks to institutionalize dishonesty as a Like the Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School, postmodernism seeks to institutionalize dishonesty as a legitimate school of thought. The idea of truth as the ultimate goal of the intellectual is discarded. In its place, scholars are asked to pursue political objectives
so long as those political objectives are the 'correct' ones. Postmodernism is not fringe within the community of scholars. It is central. This tells us a great deal about the life of the mind today. Peruse any university course catalogue, and you find names like Foucault, Derrida, and Barthes. Scour the footnotes of scholarly books and journals and a similar story unfolds. With the primacy of philosophies
postmodernism, Critical Theory, and even the right-leaning Straussianism
that exalt dishonesty in the service of supposedly noble causes, is it at all surprising that liars like Alfred Kinsey, Rigoberta Menchu, Alger Hiss, and Margaret Sanger have achieved a venerated status among the intellectuals? — Daniel J. Flynn
Truth Theory Sayings By Emmet Fox: Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:33). The principle that Jesus expressed in these words is the basic law that underlies all answer to prayer. Many people know this in theory but are confused about putting it into practice. They think, "I will ignore this problem and think about God instead." Here there is a subtle mistake; because they are really thinking of their problem as existing in one place, of God as existing in another, and of themselves as going in thought from the first place to the second place. This, of course, is by implication to reaffirm the existence of the problem in its own place, and such a belief will not heal. What we have to do is to seek the Kingdom in the very place where the trouble seems to be. We have to know that in Truth and reality it is not there, because God is there. When we succeed in doing this, the difficulty disappears. — Emmet Fox
Truth Theory Sayings By Jeffrey Dahmer: If a person doesn't think there is a God to be accountable to, then-then what's If a person doesn't think there is a God to be accountable to, then-then what's the point of trying to modify your behavior to keep it within acceptable ranges? That's how I thought anyway. I always believed the theory of evolution as truth, that we all just came from the slime. When we, when we died, you know, that was it, there is nothing — Jeffrey Dahmer
Truth Theory Sayings By Albert Einstein: [Kepler] had to realize clearly that logical-mathematical theoretizing, no matter how lucid, could not guarantee [Kepler] had to realize clearly that logical-mathematical theoretizing, no matter how lucid, could not guarantee truth by itself; that the most beautiful logical theory means nothing in natural science without comparison with the exactest experience. Without this philosophic attitude, his work would not have been possible. — Albert Einstein
Truth Theory Sayings By Thomas Nagel: The existence of conscious minds and their access to the evident truth of ethics and The existence of conscious minds and their access to the evident truth of ethics and methematics are among the data that a theory of the world and our place in it has yet to explain. — Thomas Nagel
Truth Theory Sayings By Michael H. Long: In the absence of either a widely accepted theory of language learning or a solid In the absence of either a widely accepted theory of language learning or a solid empirical base for classroom practice, teachers and learners have always been, and will always be, vulnerable to drastic pendulum swings of fashion, the coming and going of various unconventional and unlamented "Wonder Methods" being an obvious recent example. The sad truth is that after at least 2,000 years, most language teaching takes place on a wing and a prayer - sometimes successfully, but often a relative failure. — Michael H. Long
Truth Theory Sayings By H.L. Mencken: The essence of science is that it is always willing to abandon a given idea The essence of science is that it is always willing to abandon a given idea for a better one; the essence of theology is that it holds its truths to be eternal and immutable. — H.L. Mencken
Truth Theory Sayings By Russ Shafer-Landau: Any first-order, substantive normative theory worth its salt will require attention to the mental states Any first-order, substantive normative theory worth its salt will require attention to the mental states of agents in a variety of quite complex ways. But realism, being a view about the status of such normative theories, insists that the truth of any firstorder normative standard is not a function of what anyone happens to think of it. — Russ Shafer-Landau
Truth Theory Sayings By Osho: Truth cannot be found by intellectual effort because truth is not a theory, it is Truth cannot be found by intellectual effort because truth is not a theory, it is an experience. — Osho
Truth Theory Sayings By Yuval Noah Harari: The real test of 'knowledge' is not whether it is true, but whether it empowers The real test of 'knowledge' is not whether it is true, but whether it empowers us. Scientists usually assume that no theory is 100 per cent correct. Consequently, truth is a poor test for knowledge. The real test is utility. A theory that enables us to do new things constitutes knowledge. Over — Yuval Noah Harari
Truth Theory Sayings By Anthony De Mello: As the Japanese Zen masters say, "Don't seek the truth; just drop your opinions". Drop As the Japanese Zen masters say, "Don't seek the truth; just drop your opinions". Drop your theories; don't seek the truth. — Anthony De Mello
Truth Theory Sayings By Dana Reinhardt: I have a theory that as long as you have one good friend, one real I have a theory that as long as you have one good friend, one real friend, you can get through anything. — Dana Reinhardt
Truth Theory Sayings By Kenneth R. Miller: We don't regard any scientific theory as the absolute truth. We don't regard any scientific theory as the absolute truth. — Kenneth R. Miller
Truth Theory Sayings By Richard K. Sanderson: The truthfulness of 'The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism' is in doubt largely because The truthfulness of 'The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism' is in doubt largely because of uncertainty about its authorship, and, as we have seen, a nearly identical ambiguity surrounds the Appendix. The parallel is significant. Two psychologically oriented critics, Murray Sperber and J. Brooks Bouson, have each pointed out strong resemblances between O'Brien's manipulation of Winston and Orwell's manipulation of the reader. I believe these resemblances extend to the book's handling of its two principal documents. Just as O'Brien plays upon Winston's desire for certain knowledge about Oceania's social and political structure, leading him on with the possibly spurious 'Goldstein' tract, so the story's narrator draws the truth-seeking reader into an Appendix whose truth value cannot be determined. — Richard K. Sanderson
Truth Theory Sayings By Dorothy L. Sayers: The truth and value of a theory does not depend on the number of people The truth and value of a theory does not depend on the number of people who are interested in it - otherwise you might compare the number of people who follow the predictions of astrologers in the daily press with those who attend lectures by Einstein, and conclude that astrology was more valuable and true than physics. — Dorothy L. Sayers
Truth Theory Sayings By Yukio Mishima: By means of microscopic observation and astronomical projection the lotus flower can become the foundation By means of microscopic observation and astronomical projection the lotus flower can become the foundation for an entire theory of the universe and an agent whereby we may perceive Truth. — Yukio Mishima
Truth Theory Sayings By Michael Smith: Evolution is no longer just a theory; it has been proven true beyond a reasonable Evolution is no longer just a theory; it has been proven true beyond a reasonable doubt. The problem is, even people who believe evolution is true disassociate themselves from the process. They somehow skipped all the lower forms of animal life and just started out at the top of the evolutionary ladder.

The evidence says we evolved as life evolved.

Human beings did not just appear at the top of the evolutionary ladder to reap the benefits of those millions of years of evolution without having to live through it.

In other words, you were those other animals. Someone had to be them.

You had to be lower animals to be a human now. You lived as all the different animals in your evolutionary line. You lived through millions of years, and millions of lives and deaths to get to where you are now. That's what Darwin's book means. — Michael Smith
Truth Theory Sayings By Kelsea Ballerini: My theory is the root of a country artist is truth and honesty. For me, My theory is the root of a country artist is truth and honesty. For me, I look at Sam Hunt. The truth and the honest thing is we have southern roots, we were raised in a southern way, but we listen to Drake and other stuff, too. — Kelsea Ballerini
Truth Theory Sayings By Paul Mason: Einstein believed the truth of a theory is, for certain, borne out by whether it Einstein believed the truth of a theory is, for certain, borne out by whether it successfully predicts experience. But the relationship between the theory and the experience can only be grasped intuitively. — Paul Mason
Truth Theory Sayings By Joseph Fiennes: I think academics are infuriating. For every expert on Shakespeare there is another one to I think academics are infuriating. For every expert on Shakespeare there is another one to cancel his theory out. It drives you up the wall. I think the greatest form of finding out the truth is through fantasy. — Joseph Fiennes
Truth Theory Sayings By Adrien-Marie Legendre: It is a matter for considerable regret that Fermat, who cultivated the theory of numbers It is a matter for considerable regret that Fermat, who cultivated the theory of numbers with so much success, did not leave us with the proofs of the theorems he discovered. In truth, Messrs Euler and Lagrange, who have not disdained this kind of research, have proved most of these theorems, and have even substituted extensive theories for the isolated propositions of Fermat. But there are several proofs which have resisted their efforts. — Adrien-Marie Legendre
Truth Theory Sayings By David Stove: But the stupidity which is common to all such "explanations" is, of course, simply that But the stupidity which is common to all such "explanations" is, of course, simply that of proceeding as though the merits of a theory - such things as truth, or probability, or explanatory power - could not possibly be among the reasons for its currency. — David Stove
Truth Theory Sayings By Johnny Rich: The only simple truth is that there is nothing simple in this complex universe. Everything The only simple truth is that there is nothing simple in this complex universe. Everything relates. Everything connects — Johnny Rich
Truth Theory Sayings By Subhas Chandra Bose: Reality is, after all, too big for our frail understanding to fully comprehend. Nevertheless, we Reality is, after all, too big for our frail understanding to fully comprehend. Nevertheless, we have to build our life on the theory which contains the maximum truth.We cannot sit still because we cannot, or do not , know the Absolute Truth. — Subhas Chandra Bose
Truth Theory Sayings By Kenneth Rogoff: Marx's theory that only capitalists benefit from capitalism and workers are exploited was completely wrong. Marx's theory that only capitalists benefit from capitalism and workers are exploited was completely wrong. Nothing could have been further from the truth. Workers earned more as economies grew. — Kenneth Rogoff
Truth Theory Sayings By Mat Johnson: Here I was, on the cusp of my own great dream, my own impossible truth, Here I was, on the cusp of my own great dream, my own impossible truth, and this gluttonous man was crowding it with his improbable vision. There wasn't enough magic in the universe for both of us. Worse, Garth's mad theory put mine in an altogether new light. Was I as crazy as his fat ass? — Mat Johnson
Truth Theory Sayings By Esi Edugyan: Chip recons that he is charming as hell, and who am I to poke holes Chip recons that he is charming as hell, and who am I to poke holes in his theory. That means that sometimes lies leave his mouth dressed like truth. He just can't help it. — Esi Edugyan
Truth Theory Sayings By Henry Augustus Rowland: There is no such thing as absolute truth and absolute falsehood. The scientific mind should There is no such thing as absolute truth and absolute falsehood. The scientific mind should never recognise the perfect truth or the perfect falsehood of any supposed theory or observation. It should carefully weigh the chances of truth and error and grade each in its proper position along the line joining absolute truth and absolute error. — Henry Augustus Rowland
Truth Theory Sayings By Karl Mannheim: A modern theory of knowledge which takes account of the relational as distinct from the A modern theory of knowledge which takes account of the relational as distinct from the merely relative character of all historical knowledge must start with the assumption that there are spheres of thought in which it is impossible to conceive of absolute truth existing independently of the values and position of the subject and unrelated to the social context. — Karl Mannheim
Truth Theory Sayings By Albert Mohler: You cannot coherently affirm the Christian-truth claim and the dominant model of evolutionary theory at You cannot coherently affirm the Christian-truth claim and the dominant model of evolutionary theory at the same time. — Albert Mohler
Truth Theory Sayings By Nhat Hanh: Do not be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or ideology, even Buddhist Do not be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or ideology, even Buddhist ones. All systems of thought are guiding means; they are not absolute truth. — Nhat Hanh
Truth Theory Sayings By Thomas Jefferson: If the freedom of religion, guaranteed to us by law in theory, can ever rise If the freedom of religion, guaranteed to us by law in theory, can ever rise in practice under the overbearing inquisition of public opinion, [then and only then will truth]prevail over fanaticism. — Thomas Jefferson
Truth Theory Sayings By Dave Van Ronk: If there was ever any truth to the trickle-down theory, the only evidence of it If there was ever any truth to the trickle-down theory, the only evidence of it I've ever seen was in that period of 1960 to 1965. All of sudden they were handing out major label recording contracts like they were coming in Cracker Jack boxes. — Dave Van Ronk
Truth Theory Sayings By Brennan Manning: The gospel of grace nullifies our adulation of televangelists, charismatic superstars, and local church heroes. The gospel of grace nullifies our adulation of televangelists, charismatic superstars, and local church heroes. It obliterates the two-class citizenship theory operative in many American churches. For grace proclaims the awesome truth that all is gift. All that is good is ours, not by right, but by the sheer bounty of a gracious God. — Brennan Manning