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Top 78 Quotes About Speculations

#1. I had gone far in search of the sun, and the sun, found at last, was hostile to me. And if I were to fling myself off a cliff? While I was making such rather grim speculations, considering these pines, these rocks, these waves, I suddenly felt how bound I was to this lovely, accursed universe. - Author: Emil M. Cioran
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#2. It is scandalous the way some scientists accept uncritically some of the most ridiculous speculations, such as the plurality of worlds, the opinion that spacetime has more than 4 dimensions, that particles can move faster than light, or that human life can be prolonged indefinitely. - Author: Mario Bunge
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#3. I leave these speculations to others. It's quite possible that my work represents a search for beauty in the most prosaic and ordinary places. One doesn't have to be in some faraway dreamland in order to find beauty. - Author: Saul Leiter
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#4. I am of the opinion that all the finer speculations in the realm of science spring from a deep religious feeling, and that without such feeling they would not be fruitful. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#5. Surgical knowledge depends on long practice, not from speculations. - Author: Marcello Malpighi
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#6. Now let the matter rest as it is, or as it may be, what avail useless speculations? What is to occur we do not know; still in so far we do! what God wills! - Author: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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#7. Our are speculations are not the measure of our God. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#8. We are perpetually moralists, but we are geometricians only by chance. Our intercourse with intellectual nature is necessary; our speculations upon matter are voluntary, and at leisure. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#9. What wonderful things are events! The least are of greater importance than the most sublime and comprehensive speculations. - Author: Benjamin Disraeli
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#10. Ah, Death, the spectre which sate at all feasts! How often, Monos, did we lose ourselves in speculations upon its nature! How mysteriously did it act as a check to human bliss - saying unto it thus far, and no farther! - Author: Edgar Allan Poe
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#11. More often than not, you will never be judged by your intentions because the world can't read minds and very few will know the heart of a person they have not given time to know personally. - Author: Shannon L. Alder
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#12. Faith is kept alive in us, and gathers strength, more from practice than from speculations. - Author: Joseph Addison
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#13. In arriving at a decision in a question of doubt, the apostles in the Acts were guided solely by their sense of the Spirit behind the action, not by any speculations as to consequences which might ensue. And so they found the truth. - Author: Roland Allen
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#14. The artist must scorn all judgment that is not based on an intelligent observation of character. He must beware of the literary spirit which so often causes a painting to deviate from its true path - the concrete study of nature - to lose itself all too long in intangible speculations. - Author: Paul Cezanne
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#15. The men are much alarmed by certain speculations about women; and well they may be, for when the horse and ass begin to think and argue, adieu to riding and driving. - Author: Adelaide Anne Procter
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#16. The privilege of ruling would be in the hands of the skilled and the learned, with a wide scope left for profitable crooked deals carried on by the Jews, who would be attracted by the enormous extension of the international speculations of the national banks. - Author: Mikhail Bakunin
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#17. A dozen more questions occurred to me. Not to mention twenty-two possible solutions to each one, sixteen resulting hypotheses and counter-theorems, eight abstract speculations, a quadrilateral equation, two axioms, and a limerick. That's raw intelligence for you. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#18. Obviously, you're trying to peel through 20 centuries of theology, speculations, church doctrine and storytelling. I'm trying to get back to the absolute basic story of who was Jesus, what did he say, what was he teaching, and what did he do. - Author: Jay Parini
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#19. Every man hath greater assurance that God is good and just than he can have of any subtle speculations about predestination and the decrees of God. - Author: John Tillotson
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#20. Ask if you need to, but don't assume. Sometimes our bad feelings are only assumptions and speculations doing dark dances in our heads. - Author: Bonnie Lyn Smith
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#21. I also ask you my friends not to condemn me entirely to the mill of mathematical calculations, and allow me time for philosophical speculations, my only pleasures. - Author: Johannes Kepler
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#22. A man who is all theory is like "a rudderless ship on a shoreless sea." ... Theories and speculations may be indulged in with safety only as long as they are based on facts that we can go back to at all times and know that we are on solid ground. - Author: Elisha Gray
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#23. Consider the concepts referred to in the words 'where', 'when', 'why', 'being', to the elucidation of which innumerable volumes of philosophy have been devoted. We fare no better in our speculations than a fish which should strive to become clear as to what is water. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#24. Like this cup, you are full of opinions and speculations. To see the light of wisdom... you first must empty your cup. - Author: Lama Rinpoche
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#25. Can you identify in your own life speculations that became educated guesses and then truth? Have you ever seen your established truths upended, with a resulting revolution in your life? - Author: Kip S. Thorne
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#26. The vortex theory [of the atom] is only a dream. Itself unproven, it can prove nothing, and any speculations founded upon it are mere dreams about dreams. - Author: Lord Kelvin
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#27. Faith's speculations to the worst and hardest, in point of resolution, are sweet. - Author: Samuel Rutherford
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#28. But by degrees the flood of music drove all speculations out of his mind. It was as though it were a kind of liquid stuff that poured all over him and got mixed up with the sunlight that filtered through the leaves. - Author: George Orwell
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#29. Man acts from adequate motives relative to his interest, and not on metaphysical speculations. - Author: Edmund Burke
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#30. There is no escaping the fact, however, that social science research on the distribution of wealth was for a long time based on a relatively limited set of firmly established facts together with a wide variety of purely theoretical speculations. - Author: Thomas Piketty
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#31. There are no detailed Darwinian accounts for the evolution of any fundamental biochemical or cellular system, only a variety of wishful speculations
[Article : "In the Details . . . What?"] - Author: James A. Shapiro
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#32. The mysteries of death and birth occupy women far more than is the case with men, to whom political and mercantile speculations are more congenial. - Author: James Stephens
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#33. Atheists have had to resort to wild speculations to give chance more of a chance. - Author: Frank Turek
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#34. Like this cup, you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you wisdom unless you first empty your cup? - Author: Nyogen Senzaki
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#35. There is an important feature of modern science that is almost completely missing in all the thinkers I have mentioned, from Thales to Plato: none of them attempted to verify or even (aside perhaps from Zeno) seriously to justify their speculations. In - Author: Steven Weinberg
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#36. Disclaimer:This is a work of nonfiction, but it is also full of dreams, speculations, and shadows. Many names have been changed. - Author: Nick Flynn
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#37. Speculations apparently the most unprofitable have almost invariably been those from which the greatest practical applications have emanated. - Author: John Herschel
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#38. For its speculations to be taken seriously, dystopian fiction must be part of a discussion of contemporary society, a projection of ongoing political failures perhaps, or the wringing of present jeopardy for future disaster. - Author: Sarah Hall
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#39. Rejecting all organs of informationbut my senses, I rid myself of the Pyrrhonisms with which an indulgence in speculations hyperphysical and antiphysical so uselessly occupy and disquiet the mind. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#40. While you can't control your experiences, you can control your explanations. - Author: Martin E.P. Seligman
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#41. I do not bother my head with speculations about the nature of God. I simply attach myself to the human Christ, - Author: Martin Luther
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#42. If I'm to listen to someone else's opinion, it must be put in a positive way; I have enough problematic speculations in my own head - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#43. I don't know who explained this rule to me; maybe it was the product of my own speculations and fantasies. That would have been typical: I was always inventing stories and machinations to make sense of things I didn't understand, and I understood almost nothing. - Author: Cesar Aira
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#44. It reveals to me the causes of many natural phenomena that are entirely incomprehensible in the light of the generally accepted hypotheses. To refute the latter I collected many proofs, but I do not publish them ... I would dare to publish my speculations if there were people men like you. - Author: Galileo Galilei
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#45. One of the most mysterious of semi-speculations is, one would suppose, that of one Mind's imagining into another - Author: John Keats
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#46. It is very rare, indeed, for men to be wrong in their feelings concerning public misconduct; as rare to be right in their speculations upon the cause of it. I have constantly observed that the generality of people are fifty years, at least, behind in their politics. - Author: Edmund Burke
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#47. Geology differs as widely from cosmogony, as speculations concerning the creation of man differ from history. - Author: Charles Lyell
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#48. Learning chiefly in mathematical sciences can so swallow up and fix one's thought, as to possess it entirely for some time; but when that amusement is over, nature will return, and be where it was, being rather diverted than overcome by such speculations. - Author: Gilbert Burnet
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#49. Utopian speculations ... must come back into fashion. They are a way of affirming faith in the possibility of solving problems that seem at the moment insoluble. Today even the survival of humanity is a utopian hope. - Author: Norman O. Brown
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#50. The media tends to report rumors, speculations, and projections as facts ... How does the media do this? By quoting some 'expert' ... you can always find some expert who will say something hopelessly hopeless about anything. - Author: Peter McWilliams
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#51. If we avail ourselves for a moment longer of the right to elaborate from the dream interpretation such far-reaching psychological speculations, we are in duty bound to demonstrate that we are thereby bringing the dream into a relationship which may also comprise other psychic structures. - Author: Sigmund Freud
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#52. It is interesting thus to follow the intellectual truths of analysis in the phenomena of nature. This correspondence, of which the system of the world will offer us numerous examples, makes one of the greatest charms attached to mathematical speculations. - Author: Pierre-Simon Laplace
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#53. I am quite conscious that my speculations run beyond the bounds of true science ... It is a mere rag of an hypothesis with as many flaw[s] & holes as sound parts. - Author: Charles Darwin
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#54. When facts are few, speculations are most likely to represent individual psychology. - Author: Carl Jung
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#55. Lovers may be - and indeed generally are - enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations. - Author: Lord Byron
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#56. Those who assume hypotheses as first principles of their speculations ... may indeed form an ingenious romance, but a romance it will still be. - Author: Roger Cotes
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#57. Like the winds that we come we know not whence and blow whither soever they list, the forces of society are derived from an obscure and distant origin. They arise before the date of philosophy, from the instincts, not the speculations of men. - Author: Adam Ferguson
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#58. The friend of the present order of things condemns all political speculations in the gross. - Author: Thomas Malthus
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#59. For many centuries, humans have speculated that there might be planetary systems around other stars and that there could be extraterrestrial life there and even intelligent being. However, those were simply speculations, and now we have evidence for the first part of these ideas. - Author: George Smoot
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#60. Confrontation is better than speculations. - Author: Sunday Adelaja
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#61. Holiness does not consist in mystic speculations, enthusiastic fervours, or uncommanded austerities; it consists in thinking as God thinks, and willing as God wills. - Author: John Brown
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#62. The idea of the mulatto has been a gathering point for a wide variety of racial prejudices, fears, myths, and speculations. - Author: Randall Kennedy
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#63. I felt the kind of acute anticipation that a child might experience at a carnival, where each lurid attraction incites fantastic speculations, while unexpected desires arise for something which has no specific qualities in the imagination yet seems to be only a few steps away. - Author: Thomas Ligotti
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#64. The theories and speculations of men concern us more than their puny accomplishment. It is with a certain coldness and languor that we loiter about the actual and so-called practical. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#65. Simple truths are a relief from grand speculations. - Author: Luc De Clapiers
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#66. The end of all moral speculations is to teach us our duty; and, by proper representations of the deformity of vice and beauty of virtue, beget correspondent habits, and engage us to avoid the one, and embrace the other. - Author: David Hume
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#67. there are no fruitful speculations outside of reality. - Author: Cheikh Anta Diop
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#68. Our speculations about Shakespeare are almost as multifarious and foolish as our speculations about the maker of the universe, and, like those, are frequently concerned to establish that his works were not made by him but by another person of the same name. - Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
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#69. To design an easy-to-use interface, pay attention to what users do, not what they say. Self-reported claims are unreliable, as are user speculations about future behavior. - Author: Jakob Nielsen
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#70. Speculations? I have none. I am resting on certainties. - Author: Michael Faraday
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#71. That was the way he always was, alien to the existence of his sons, partly because he considered childhood as a period of mental insufficiency, and partly because he was always too absorbed in his fantastic speculations. - Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#72. You know, this is a very strange phenomenon. I keep reading that in American newspapers, and I keep reading extensive speculations. I meet with the Chinese leaders periodically, and while I don't say they've endorsed the missile shield, it has not been in the forefront of their discussions. - Author: Henry A. Kissinger
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#73. Abstruse speculations contain vertigo. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#74. It was my first meeting with a philosophy that confirmed my vague speculations and seemed at once logical and boundless. - Author: William Butler Yeats
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#75. [T]he rare earth elements perplex us in our researches, baffle us in our speculations, and haunt us in our very dreams. They stretch like an unknown sea before us mocking, mystifying and murmuring strange revelations and possibilities. - Author: William Crookes
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#76. Old Castro remembered bits of hideous legend that paled the speculations of theosophists and made man and the world seem recent and transient indeed. - Author: H.P. Lovecraft
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#77. To model our political system upon speculations of lasting tranquility, is to calculate on the weaker springs of the human character. - Author: Alexander Hamilton
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#78. When I was a kid, one of my favorite books was George Gamow's 'One Two Three ... Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science.' - Author: Mark Frauenfelder
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