„We are a moderate, pragmatic people, more comfortable with practice than theory.“

Speech in reply to Addresses from both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall in the year of Her Golden Jubilee (30 April 2002)

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II. Erzsébet fénykép
II. Erzsébet
brit királynő 1926

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„When asked his opinion of pragmatism, Morgenbesser replied "It's all very well in theory but it doesn't work in practice."“

—  Sidney Morgenbesser American philosopher 1921 - 2004

The Times, Sidney Morgenbesser: Erudite and influential American linguistic philosopher with the analytical acuity of Spinoza and the blunt wit of Groucho Marx https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sidney-morgenbesser-5cz8gg8qfvm, September 8, 2004.

Jean-Baptiste Say fénykép

„Nothing can be more idle than the opposition of theory to practice!“

—  Jean-Baptiste Say French economist and businessman 1767 - 1832

Forrás: A Treatise On Political Economy (Fourth Edition) (1832), Introduction, p. xxi

Marilyn Manson fénykép
Stéphane Dion fénykép

„Canada is a country that works better in practice than in theory.“

—  Stéphane Dion Canadian politician 1955

As quoted in "One nation or many?" https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20170522044424/http://www.economist.com/node/8173164 (16 November 2006), The Economist

„In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.“

—  Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut Dutch computer scientist 1953 - 1994

The earliest known appearance in print of this quote is Benjamin Brewster in the October 1881 - June 1882 issue of "The Yale Literary Magazine." Brewster asks, "What does his lucid explanation amount to but this, that in theory there is no difference between theory and practice, while in practice there is?" See page 202. https://books.google.com/books?id=iJ9MAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&vq=%22no+difference%22#v=onepage&q&f=false It has also been attributed by Doug Rosenberg and Matt Stephens (2007) Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UMLTheory and Practice p. xxvii as well as Walter J. Savitch, Pascal: An Introduction to the Art and Science of Programming (1984), where it is attributed as a "remark overheard at a computer science conference". It circulated as an anonymous saying for more than ten years before attributions to van de Snepscheut and Yogi Berra began to appear (and later still to various others).
Misattributed

Yogi Berra fénykép

„In theory there is no difference between theory and practice; in practice there is.“

—  Yogi Berra American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015

Attributed in Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Antifragile - Things that Gain From Disorder (2012), p. 213.
The earliest known appearance of this quote in print is Walter J. Savitch, Pascal: An Introduction to the Art and Science of Programming (1984), where it is attributed as a "remark overheard at a computer science conference". It circulated as an anonymous saying for more than ten years before attributions to Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut and Yogi Berra began to appear (and later still to various others).
Disputed, Misattributed

George Fitzhugh fénykép
Mao Zedong fénykép
Robert Silverberg fénykép

„Political theorists tend to swallow their theories when forced back on pragmatic measures of survival.“

—  Robert Silverberg American speculative fiction writer and editor 1935

Section 5
Short fiction, Hawksbill Station (1967)

Gabriel García Márquez fénykép

„A lie is more comfortable than doubt, more useful than love, more lasting than truth.“

—  Gabriel García Márquez Colombian writer 1927 - 2014

[The Autumn of the Patriarch, 2006 [1976], HarperCollins, 978-0-06-088286-0, 254] translated from El Ontoño del Patriarica (1975) by Gregory Rabassa

Patrice Lumumba fénykép

„A minimum of comfort is necessary for the practice of virtue.“

—  Patrice Lumumba Congolese Prime Minister, cold war leader, executed 1925 - 1961

Congo, My Country

Ken Livingstone fénykép
Paulo Freire fénykép
Pablo Picasso fénykép

„People want to find a 'meaning' in everything and everyone. That's the disease of our age, an age that is anything but practical but believes itself to be more practical than any other age.“

—  Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973

Quoted in: Ingo F. Walther (1996), Picasso, p. 67.
Attributed from posthumous publications

Ernest J. Gaines fénykép
Richard Bach fénykép

„If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats.“

—  Richard Bach American spiritual writer 1936

Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977)
Forrás: Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Erich Maria Remarque fénykép

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