A Quote by Stephen William Hawking on angry, heart, theory, and universe

We find ourselves in a bewildering world. We want to make sense of what we see around us and to ask: What is the nature of the universe? What is our place in it and where did it and we come from? Why is it the way it is?

Stephen Hawking (1942 -)

Source: A Brief History of Time

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on theory


The astonishment of life, is the absence of any appearance of
reconciliation between the theory and the practice of life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Ralph

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A Quote by Eugenie Scott on evolution, fact, theory, biology, and theories

I never say that evolution is a fact. Evolution is a theory. It's much more important than a fact, because theories explain things.

Eugenie Scott


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A Quote by Marcel Proust on theory, earth, revolution, practice, undisturbed, time, and life

In theory one is aware that the earth revolves, but in practice one does not perceive it, the ground upon which one treads seems not to move, and one can live undisturbed.  So it is with Time in one's life. 

Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)

Source: The Past Recaptured, 1927

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A Quote by Ken Wilbur on theory, everything, physics, economics, history, dynamics, wars, and poetry

What would it mean if there were a theory that explained everything? And just what does "everything" actually mean, anyway? Would this new theory in physics explain, say the meaning of human poetry? Or how economics work? Or the stages of psychosexual development? Can this new physics explain the currents of ecosystems, or the dynamics of history, or why human wars are so terribly common?

Ken Wilbur

Source: A Theory of Everything : An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality.

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A Quote by Friedrich Engels on action, theory, ounce, and ton

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory."

Friedrich Engels (1820 - 1985)

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A Quote by Malcolm Gladwell on experience, theory, and writing

People are experience-rich and theory-poor.

Malcolm Gladwell

Source: interview on Charlie Rose, December 2008

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A Quote by Rich on theory, rich, close, prefect, counts, only, and inverse

Close counts only inversely to prefect

Rich Nelson

Source: The Special Theory of Rich Energy and Rich Energy Density, RERED, with Proclamations to "The Mother Equation"

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A Quote by Tom Yeshe on thing of everything, thing theory, ralphs club la jolla, theory of everything, kosmos, yeshe, theory, philosophy, physics, politics, spirituality, something, anything, nothing, and everything

The Thing of Everything

Anything is many things*.

Each and every thing — everything — is something else, so nothing is anything exclusively.

Including everything is the Thing of Everything.

* The scope of “things” is all-inclusive, including all words and all meanings, all thoughts and all theories, from philosophy to physics, from politics to spirituality.

~ Tom

Tom Yeshe

Source: Tom:

Contributed by: Tom Yeshe

A Quote by Betty Sue on theory, experience, transcendent, profane, and cultivation

When your practice has led you to experiences that you can't understand, you need a better theory. Otherwise, if you try to understand these transcendent experiences with 'profane' or, we might say, 'materialistic' ways of thinking, your cultivation will be set back.

Betty Sue Flowers

Source: Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future, Pages: 232

Contributed by: yeshe

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