Wise quotes for Empirical thinking

Thinking empirically is deriving knowledge and assumptions from experience, experiment, and perceptual evidence. Its thinking for practice and use in the real world.
Here are some Wise Quotes for empirical thinking by some very smart men:
 

Praxis

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

— Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut
(source:http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Practical_reason)
 

Morality

…science without ethics is sociopathology.
To say, “I’ll apply what I know regardless of the outcome
” is to take absolutely no responsibility for your actions.

–Bill Mollison
(source:http://www.scottlondon.com/interviews/mollison.html)
 

Work

1. Out of clutter find simplicity
2. from discord find harmony
3. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity

–Albert Einstein
(three rules for work).
 

Being

Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.

–Soren Kierkegaard.
 

k.i.s.s

Keep it simple, stupid.

–Unknown
 

Truth

Truth happens to an idea.

-William James
(source: “The Meaning of Truth” by William James)

 

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The Golden Rule: the pan-moral principle

Action:

**Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. — Traditional
** Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.— book of Mathew, Christianity
** No one of you is a believer until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” — traditional Islam
** “Every person has dignity and worth, and, therefore, should command the respect of every other person.”—Humanist Manefesto I.”
** “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” — Leviticus, Judiasm.
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Abstention:

**“Hurt not others with that which pains yourself.” –Udanarga
**What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others” –Confusism
**“Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you.” –Farewell Sermon, Muhammad.
**”Avoid doing what you would blame others for doing. —Thales of Miletos

—This is the “ethic of reciprocity” in various forms through history, often forgotten .
It is both selfish and social. But it is the only contract between us i see fit to live in an integrated and peaceful world.

I’m posting it here to remind myself i am still an idealist some times. This kind of stuff certainly doesn’t get alot of props on the Internet these days.