Henri Poincaré Quote
Now what is science?... it is before all a classification, a manner of bringing together facts which appearances separate, though they are bound together by some natural and hidden kinship. Science, in other words, is a system of relations.... it is in relations alone that objectivity must be sought.... it is relations alone which can be regarded as objective.
External objects... are really objects and not fleeting and fugitive appearances, because they are not only groups of sensations, but groups cemented by a constant bond. It is this bond, and this bond alone, which is the object in itself, and this bond is a relation.
Ch. 11: Science and Reality - The Value of Science (1905)