65 Hypothetical Quotes On Success In Life

These hypothetical quotes will inspire you. Hypothetical, involving or based on a suggested idea or theory or of, based on, or serving as a hypothesis.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging hypothetical quotes, hypothetical sayings, and hypothetical proverbs.

Best Hypothetical Quotes

  1. “I am myself an empiric in natural philosophy, suffering my faith to go no further than my facts. I am pleased, however, to see the efforts of hypothetical speculation, because by the collisions of different hypotheses, truth may be elicited and science advanced in the end.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  2. “When distant and unfamiliar and complex things are communicated to great masses of people, the truth suffers a considerable and often a radical distortion. The complex is made over into the simple, the hypothetical into the dogmatic, and the relative into an absolute.” ~ Walter Lippmann , Hypothetical quotes truth
  3. “Never answer a hypothetical question. It gets you beyond where you want to be.” ~ George H. W. Bush
  4. “Hypothetical questions get hypothetical answers.” ~ Joan Baez

  5. “No language exists that cannot be misused… Every Interpretation is hypothetical, for it is a mere attempt to read an unfamiliar text.” ~ Carl Jung
  6. “I don’t know how to sit outside myself and test against a hypothetical self who stayed home.” ~ Thom Gunn
  7. “Now everything is wonderful and hazardous and nothing’s hypothetical.” ~ Alan Moore
  8. “Getting you a date to prom is so hard that the hypothetical idea itself is used to cut diamonds.” ~ John Green

  9. “Be contemporary. Have impact. Strive for it. Be of the world. Move it. Be bold, don’t hold back. Then the moment you think you’ve been bold, be bolder. We are all alive today, ever so briefly here now, not then, not ago, not in some dreamworld of a hypothetical future. Whatever you do, you must make it contemporary. Make it matter now. You must give us a new path to tread, even if it carries the footfalls of old soles. You must not be immune to the weird urgency of today.” ~ Ian Bogost
  10. “People don’t realize that molecules themselves are somewhat hypothetical, and that their interactions are more so, and that the biological reactions are even more so.” ~ Kary Mullis
  11. “There was a time when she had indulged in the hypothetical for hours a day, plotting the map that had led her here. But no life is a line, and hers was an uneven orbit around a dark star, a moth circling a dead bulb, searching for the light it once held.” ~ Anthony Marra
  12. “I think the future and the past are equally hypothetical.” ~ Dan Mangan

  13. “When scientists need to explain difficult points of theory, illustration by hypothetical example – rather than by total abstraction – works well (perhaps indispensably) as a rhetorical device. Such cases do not function as speculations in the pejorative sense – as silly stories that provide insight into complex mechanisms – but rather as idealized illustrations to exemplify a difficult point of theory. (Other fields, like philosophy and the law, use such conjectural cases as a standard device.” ~ Stephen Jay Gould
  14. “So I want to ask you a hypothetical question. My favorite kind. Next to rhetorical ones. I can nap equally well through either kind.” ~ Orson Scott Card
  15. “None but those who have learned the art of subjecting their senses as well as reason to hypothetical systems can be persuaded by the most specious rhetorician that the lots of life are equal; yet it cannot be denied that every one has his peculiar pleasures and vexations, that external accidents operate variously upon different minds, and that no man can exactly judge from his own sensations what another would feel in the same circumstances.” ~ Samuel Johnson
  16. “My anguish came from my hypothesis that other people’s hypothetical hypotheses about me mattered. Ridiculous!” ~ Martha Beck

  17. “We have failed to protect science against speculative extensions of nature, continuing to assign physical and mathematical properties to hypothetical entities beyond what is observable in nature.” ~ Robert Lanza
  18. “Far from being a material world, this is a psychic world, which allows us to make only indirect and hypothetical inferences about the real nature of matter. The psychic, alone has immediate reality, and this includes all forms of the psychic, even” ~ Carl Jung
  19. “A good story needs conflict, and virtual reality is a great hypothetical way to create conflict. … In some ways, the future is going to be more boring than we think.” ~ Palmer Luckey
  20. “The RNA World referred to an hypothetical stage in the origin of life on Earth.” ~ Sidney Altman

  21. “We cannot discuss the state of our minorities until we first have a sense of what we are, who we are, what our goals are, and what we take life to be.” ~ James A. Baldwin
  22. “We cannot discuss the state of our minorities until we first have some sense of what we are, who we are, what our goals are, and what we take life to be. The question is not what we can do now for the hypothetical Mexican, the hypothetical Negro. The question is what we really want out of life, for ourselves, what we think is real.” ~ James A. Baldwin
  23. “It’s so interesting that we think we know the rules to this game, this total hypothetical game called, “Would you,” “If you had it to do over.” It’s not out there.” ~ Nora Ephron
  24. “They could not understand the advantage of living contrary to their inclinations in this world in order to enjoy a hypothetical well-being in another.” ~ Isabel Allende

  25. “I mainly get my inspiration for writing from everyday situations and I come up with hypothetical scenarios and I can usually write a lot about that.” ~ Thomston
  26. “I’m not going to put my energy into focusing on things that are hypothetical that we don’t know.” ~ John F. Kerry
  27. “Donald Trump is never going to be the nominee. So, I’m not worried about a hypothetical that’s never going to happen.” ~ Marco Rubio
  28. “What if there were no hypothetical situations?” ~ Christopher Jones

  29. “The purpose of scientific method is to select a single truth from among many hypothetical truths. That, more than anything else, is what science is all about. But historically science has done exactly the opposite. Through multiplication upon multiplication of facts, information, theories and hypotheses, it is science itself that is leading mankind from single absolute truths to multiple indeterminate, relative ones.” ~ Robert M. Pirsig
  30. “I would never go into the ‘Bigg Boss’ house even in a hypothetical situation. I have been to jail, so if I were to be confined in that house, I’d get rattled.” ~ Sanjay Dutt
  31. “To her, saving grace meant you got to live out your life like a normal person: You were healthy and strong, an the prospect of death was just some far-off, barely acknowledged hypothetical. A debt to be paid off in a future you couldn’t imagine” ~ J.R. Ward
  32. “Leading is not hypothetical debating; it’s about solving real problems.” ~ John Yarmuth

  33. “The alternative of hypothetical universalism, according to which Christ’s work is sufficient for all but efficient only for the elect, was alive and well in early Reformed thought. Moreover – and importantly for our purposes – this view was not regarded as an aberration but as a legitimate position that could be taken within the confessional bounds of Reformed thought. But that means that the Five Points aren’t the non-negotiable conceptual core of Calvinism after all.” ~ Oliver D. Crisp
  34. “The historian does not locate known facts in a hypothetical, general pattern of processes; his aim is to link fact to fact, one unique knowable event to another individual one that begot it.” ~ Susanne Katherina Langer
  35. “Obviously making Peter Parker suddenly bisexual or gay wouldn’t really make logical or dramatic sense. It was a hypothetical kind of question about the nature of these comic book characters and the nature of this particular character, and whether sexuality, race, any of those things makes any difference to the character of Peter Parker.” ~ Andrew Garfield
  36. “Yes, and imagine a world where there were no hypothetical situations.” ~ Jasper Fforde

  37. “A hypothetical theory is necessary, as a preliminary step, to reduce the expression of the phenomena to simplicity and order before it is possible to make any progress in framing an abstractive theory.” ~ William John Macquorn Rankine
  38. “I think it’s sort of the hypothetical point where communism and fascism meet. They love tragedy, and they love surface beauty. You just watch it play out over and over in the media. It was the English edition of Glamour who were looking for stories of Iraqi war widows, but specified that they had to be attractive.” ~ Emma Forrest
  39. “In my acting class there was this acting exercise going on, and I remember asking a buddy, “Do you ever do this at your apartment when no one’s home? Do you ever act out these hypothetical moments?” And he goes, “No, Lizzie, because that’s called crazy.” Whatever, I was 20 and doing it so who cares.” ~ Elizabeth Olsen
  40. “To confess ignorance is often wiser than to beat about the bush with a hypothetical diagnosis.” ~ William Osler

  41. “I believe that the idea of the totality, the finality of the master-plan, is misguided. One should advocate a gradual transformation of public space, a metamorphic process, without relying on a hypothetical time in the future when everything will be perfect. The mistake of planners and architects is to believe that fifty years from now Alexanderplatz will be perfected. -p.197” ~ Daniel Libeskind
  42. “Bertrand Russell used a hypothetical teapot in orbit about Mars for the same didactic purpose. You have to be agnostic about the teapot, but that doesn’t mean you treat the likelihood of its existence as being on all fours with its non-existence.” ~ Richard Dawkins
  43. “I would much prefer to be overseas in a covert capacity working on issues, but that is hypothetical. That is no longer open to me. So if I can use my voice in this manner, and talk about something that I care about, then I feel fortunate.” ~ Valerie Plame
  44. “Torture must only be hypothetical exception, not US policy.” ~ William J. Clinton

  45. “What I mean (and everybody else means) by the word ‘quality’ cannot be broken down into subjects and predicates. This is not because Quality is so mysterious but because Quality is so simple, immediate and direct.” ~ Robert M. Pirsig
  46. “If you ask me, the hypothetical zenith of gaming technology is direct neural interface – no body to hamper you and your brain is in whatever you want it to be in. Plus it leads to existential uncertainty, which could be entertaining.” ~ Yahtzee Croshaw
  47. “If art doesn’t require an audience, can an intimate conversation be a work of art? Can a thought be a work of art? Maybe. I don’t know. These questions are completely hypothetical for me, because I love interacting with audiences. I want my poems to be heard.” ~ James Arthur
  48. “That’s what opium does to suffering: makes it of hypothetical interest only.” ~ Sebastian Faulks

  49. “Certainly in order to understand the natural world one needs clarity, logic, and the capacity for theory building. But that understanding tends to improve because and to the extent that it is provisional, hypothetical, when it looks for disconfirmation in the particular rather than final proof as a universal.” ~ Talal Asad
  50. “In an attempt to help me move on from my failed marriage, my mom set me up with Jesus Freak. In fact, the stoner hadn’t even finished moving out when she told me not to worry, because she already had someone better lined up for me. I was just lonely and desperate enough to endure a four-month celibate long distance relationship with a guy who read 15 chapters of the Bible and prayed for two hours every day and expected me to follow suit. He wanted to give our hypothetical children Bible names and for us to move to Korea to become missionaries.” ~ Kate Madison
  51. “We must conclude that, being necessary to God by a necessity which is called “hypothetical”, (that is, because God so willed it), the Blessed Virgin is all the more necessary for men to attain their final end. Consequently we must not place devotion to her on the same level as devotion to the other saints as if it were merely something optional.” ~ Louis de Montfort
  52. “I’ve always said to people that auteurism is nice, but it’s hypothetical, and gradually you learn how much or how little influence different directors had.” ~ Andrew Sarris

  53. “Our hypothetical rich client might even have ordered a Pommard, because it was listed at a higher price…He would have never learned [about other wines]. A man who is rich in his adolescence is almost doomed to be a dilettante at table. This is not because all millionaires are stupid but because they are not impelled to experiment.” ~ A. J. Liebling
  54. “Where there is a confluence of interests among nations, as, for example the swine flu or polio, you can get well functioning international institutions like the World Health Organization. And you can act. Climate change is different, because the science remains hypothetical and the potential costs staggering.” ~ Charles Krauthammer
  55. “I think we are in this era right now where every element in a webpage is rendered to within an inch of its life. I think if it’s a button, it looks like a physical button, you know, if it’s a mailbox that’s meant to signal a messaging functionality then the whole mailbox right down to the rivets on the hypothetical metallic housing is rendered.” ~ Khoi Vinh
  56. “The most loyal and faithful woman indulges her imagination in a hypothetical liaison whenever she dons a new street frock for the first time.” ~ George Jean Nathan

  57. “And what avails it that science has come to treat space and time as simply forms of thought, and the material world as hypothetical, and withal our pretension of property and even of self-hood are fading with the rest, if, at last, even our thoughts are not finalities, but the incessant flowing and ascension reach these also, and each thought which yesterday was a finality, to-day is yielding to a larger generalization?” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  58. “In legal parlance, that is called ‘the rational person test,’ … That’s where somebody else says, ‘Even though we have no idea what this person would want in this circumstance in which they cannot themselves tell us what they want, a ‘rational’ person – meaning, myself – in that circumstance would want to die.’ So you move very quickly from so-called voluntary euthanasia to involuntary euthanasia. These legal and medical developments are not simply hypothetical They’re in the courts right now.” ~ Richard John Neuhaus
  59. “If everything in chemistry is explained in a satisfactory manner without the help of phlogiston, it is by that reason alone infinitely probable that the principle does not exist; that it is a hypothetical body, a gratuitous supposition; indeed, it is in the principles of good logic, not to multiply bodies without necessity.” ~ Antoine Lavoisier
  60. “Who made God? Doesn’t matter. We are not responsible to a hypothetical maker of God but to our maker – God.” ~ Walter Martin

  61. “Characteristically skeptical of the idea that living things would faithfully follow mathematical formulas, [Robert Harper] seized upon factors in corn which seemed to blend in the hybrid-rather than be represented by plus or minus signs, and put several seasons into throwing doubt upon the concept of immutable hypothetical units of inheritance concocted to account for selected results.” ~ Charles Thom
  62. “Much scientific truth proved to be as hypothetical as poetic allegory. The relationshiip of those rod-connected blue and red balls to an actual atomic structure was about the same as the relationship of Christianity to the fish or the Lamb.” ~ Tom Robbins
  63. “I kept a straight face while my inner Neanderthal spluttered and then went on a mental rampage through a hypothetical produce section, knocking over shelves and spattering fruit everywhere in sheer frustration, screaming, ‘JUST TELL ME WHOSE SKULL TO CRACK WITH MY CLUB, DAMMIT!” ~ Jim Butcher
  64. “It is an embarrassment that the dominant forms of matter in the universe remain hypothetical.” ~ Jim Peebles

  65. “Getting you a date to prom is so hard that the hypothetical idea itself is actually used to cut diamonds. Ben, getting you a date to prom is so hard that the American government believes the problem cannot be solved with diplomacy, but will instead require force.” ~ John Green

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