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If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.Albert Einstein More
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Facts are ventriloquists dummies. Sitting on a wise man's knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere, they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer diabolism.Aldous Huxley More
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Facts don't cease to exist because they are ignored.Aldous Huxley More
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There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact.Arthur Conan Doyle More
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Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them.Arthur Conan Doyle More
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As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.Benjamin Disraeli More
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If you get all the facts, your judgment can be right; if you don't get all the facts, it can't be right.Bernard Baruch More
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Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires.Bertrand Russell More
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If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way.Bertrand Russell More
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Now, what I want is, facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will ever be of any service to them. This is the principle on which I bring up my own children, and this is the principle on which I bring up these children. Stick to Facts, sir!Charles Dickens More
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I might show facts as plain as day: but, since your eyes are blind, you'd say, Where? What? and turn away.Christina Rossetti More
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I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.Dale Carnegie More
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It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.Edmund Burke More
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Facts are counterrevolutionary.Eric Hoffer More
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To some lawyers, all facts are created equal.Felix Frankfurter More
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new! Men on their side must force themselves for a while to lay their notions by and begin to familiarize themselves with facts.Francis Bacon More
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There are no facts, only interpretations.Friedrich Nietzsche More
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There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.Friedrich Nietzsche More
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Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.George Eliot More
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It is the spirit of the age to believe that any fact, no matter how suspect, is superior to any imaginative exercise, no matter how true.Gore Vidal More
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Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.Henry Adams More
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My facts shall be falsehoods to the common sense. I would so state facts that they shall be significant, shall be myths or mythologies. Facts which the mind perceived, thoughts which the body thought -- with these I deal.Henry David Thoreau More
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The fatal futility of Fact.Henry James More
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Anyone who knows a strange fact shares in its singularity.Jean Genet More
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Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.John Adams More
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Facts are generally overesteemed. For most practical purposes, a thing is what men think it is. When they judged the earth flat, it was flat. As long as men thought slavery tolerable, tolerable it was. We live down here among shadows, shadows among shadows.John Updike More
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One precedent creates another and they soon accumulate and constitute law. What yesterday was a fact, today is doctrine.Junius More
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I have always found that if I move with seventy-five percent or more of the facts that I usually never regret it. It's the guys who wait to have everything perfect that drive you crazy.Lee Iacocca More
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A fact is like a sack -- it won't stand up if it's empty. To make it stand up, first you have to put in it all the reasons and feelings that caused it in the first place.Luigi Pirandello More
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Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.Mark Twain More
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Obviously the facts are never just coming at you but are incorporated by an imagination that is formed by your previous experience. Memories of the past are not memories of facts but memories of your imaginings of the facts.Philip Roth More
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If a man will kick a fact out of the window, when he comes back he finds it again in the chimney corner.
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Every fact is related on one side to sensation, and, on the other, to morals. The game of thought is, on the appearance of one of these two sides, to find the other; given the upper, to find the under side.
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new! Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts.
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No facts are to me sacred; none are profane; I simply experiment, an endless seeker, with no past at my back.
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Oh, don't tell me of facts -- I never believe facts: you know Canning said nothing was so fallacious as facts, except figures.Sydney Smith More
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What are your historical Facts; still more your biographical? Wilt thou know a man by stringing-together beadrolls of what thou namest Facts?
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I grow daily to honor facts more and more, and theory less and less. A fact, it seems to me, is a great thing -- a sentence printed, if not by God, then at least by the Devil.
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Conclusive facts are inseparable from inconclusive except by a head that already understands and knows.
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Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get em, get em right, or they will get you wrong.Thomas Fuller More
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Sit down before fact like a little child, and be prepared to give up every preconceived notion. Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
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A world of facts lies outside and beyond the world of words.
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My business is to teach my aspirations to conform themselves to fact, not to try and make facts harmonise with my aspirations.
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The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions.Walter Benjamin More
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Facts and truth really don't have much to do with each other.William Faulkner More
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General principles are not the less true or important because from their nature they elude immediate observation; they are like the air, which is not the less necessary because we neither see nor feel it.William Hazlitt More
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Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It is itself almost religious. Our scientific temper is devout.William James More
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The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals.William James More
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The facts: nothing matters but the facts: worship of the facts leads to everything, to happiness first of all and then to wealth.
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