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There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.
~By Maya Angelou ~


To solve a problem it is necessary to think. It is necessary to think even to decide what facts to collect.
~By Robert M. Hutchins ~


In the plays - that's where I go crazy. But my prose has a much lighter touch; it's not trying to thrill with language, just to be more truthful. I'm not concerned with the accuracy of anything. We don't get to the truth of anything with facts.
~By Denis Johnson ~


Once I had all the facts in, I found I didn't have the immoral courage to pull the caper. So I wrote it as a story. As a teenager, I didn't have any skills for writing as such, so it came out in 1500 words.
~By Theodore Sturgeon ~


It is kind of tedious after a while, to parse politicians doing the same thing over and over again. The facts change from week to week, but the sort of masquerade doesn't.
~By Frank Rich ~


Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not... We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them.
~By John Henry Newman ~


The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.
~By E. M. Forster ~


To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, to imagine your facts is another.
~By John Burroughs ~


Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
~By Martin Henry Fischer ~


History creates comprehensibility primarily by arranging facts meaningfully and only in a very limited sense by establishing strict causal connections.
~By Johan Huizinga ~


Looking back 25 years later, what I may say is that the facts have been far better than the dreams. In the long course of cell life on this earth it remained, for our age for our generation, to receive the full ownership of our inheritance.
~By Albert Claude ~


The existence of inherent limits of experience in no way settles the question about the subordination of facts of the human world to our knowledge of matter.
~By Wilhelm Dilthey ~


The truth is more important than the facts.
~By Frank Lloyd Wright ~


Despite recent media reports that have clouded, or even misrepresented, the facts, there is compelling evidence that al-Qaida and Iraq have been linked for more than a decade.
~By Elizabeth Dole ~


He has a number of curious facts in illustration of the power of mere goodness to protect against outrage.
~By George Combe ~


The world is the totality of facts, not of things.
~By Ludwig Wittgenstein ~


The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.
~By Oliver Wendell Holmes ~


Proceeding further, to inquire whether the facts related by the Four Evangelists are proved by competent and satisfactory evidence, we are led, first, to consider on which side lies the burden of establishing the credibility of the witnesses.
~By Simon Greenleaf ~


Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.
~By Mark Twain ~


The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


I've always believed that the facts about dancing are more interesting than the myths, and this was a great chance for me to explore how the human body does such incredible things.
~By Deborah Bull ~


Exclusively oral cultures are unencumbered by dead knowledge, dead facts. Libraries, on the other hand, are full of them.
~By Huston Smith ~


Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
~By Joyce Brothers ~


Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.
~By Evan Esar ~


To do so, we are creating a Fairness for Switzerland Committee that will not only disseminate some of the facts, but also protect a relationship that is important to all of us in North America.
~By Peter Munk ~


Facts are the air of scientists. Without them you can never fly.
~By Linus Pauling ~


I believe that historians and analysts of historical events need the authority of facts supplied by living witnesses to the events, which they make their subject.
~By Ibrahim Babangida ~


One of the most untruthful things possible, you know, is a collection of facts, because they can be made to appear so many different ways.
~By Karl A. Menninger ~


Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.
~By E. B. White ~


Facts are not science - as the dictionary is not literature.
~By Martin H. Fischer ~


I am not politically correct. I am all about the facts, I am all about the truth and I am all about Godly pursuits and what this country was built on, and I am not apologetic about it.
~By Luke Scott ~


I grow daily to honour 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.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we're hardwired not to always think clearly when we're scared. And the country's scared.
~By Barack Obama ~


To hell with facts! We need stories!
~By Ken Kesey ~


Once we thought, journalists and readers alike, that if we put together enough "facts" and gave them a fast stir, we would come up with something that, at least by the standards of short-order cooks, could be called the truth.
~By Melvin Maddocks ~


A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of the facts and of the pun, and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character, return a verdict of justifiable homicide.
~By Oliver Wendell Holmes ~


It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom; it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom.
~By Quentin Crisp ~


We often attribute 'understanding' and other cognitive predicates by metaphor and analogy to cars, adding machines, and other artifacts, but nothing is proved by such attributions.
~By John Searle ~


Just when we most need to be clearheaded, in order to face the hard facts before us, there is all too frequently a very real inclination to give way to dangerous tendencies merely as an escape from realities.
~By William Lyon Mackenzie King ~


Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts.
~By George Santayana ~


The most difficult thing in any negotiation, almost, is making sure that you strip it of the emotion and deal with the facts. And there was a considerable challenge to that here and understandably so.
~By Howard Baker ~


In order to maintain an untenable position, you have to be actively ignorant. One motto on the show is, 'Keep your facts, I'm going with the truth.'
~By Stephen Colbert ~


Our job is to bring the dead facts to life.
~By William Bernbach ~


Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away, and in their stead I beheld the horrors, the corruption, the evils and hypocrisy of society, and as I stood among them, a young wife, a great wail of agony went out from my soul.
~By Victoria Woodhull ~


When you seek advice, do not withhold any facts from the person whose advice you seek.
~By Abu Bakr ~


Independence means you decide according to the law and the facts.
~By Stephen Breyer ~


That's always an interesting concept when you try to make your dream into a reality and you come up against the facts of exactly what it is you're attempting to do.
~By Karl Urban ~


May this plain statement of facts prevail on the friends of the rising generation to interpose for their welfare; that the education of children may no longer be to parent and master a lottery, in which the prizes bear no proportion to the enormous number of blanks.
~By Joseph Lancaster ~


Our main agenda is to have ALL guns banned. We must use whatever means possible. It doesn't matter if you have to distort facts or even lie. Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.
~By Sarah Brady ~


In order to dream, you need to have a springboard which is the facts... It gives it that touch of reality, and I think that's quite important... truth with fiction.
~By Janet Leigh ~


We need to ask our policy makers and those we elect to office who are supposed to make decisions to give us the evidence of the facts that are behind the decisions that we make. We should be skeptical.
~By Dixie Lee Ray ~


If the president is failing to disclose material facts with regard to legislation being presented to the Congress on a question as important as war and peace, I think it does impair the level of trust that the House and the Senate have for this administration.
~By John Dingell ~


But, as we have before been led to remark, most of Mr. Darwin's statements elude, by their vagueness and incompleteness, the test of Natural History facts.
~By Richard Owen ~


Empirical interest will be in the facts so far as they are relevant to the solution of these problems.
~By Talcott Parsons ~


I think, then, that man, after having satisfied his first longing for facts, wanted something fuller - some grouping, some adaptation to his capacity and experience, of the links of this vast chain of events which his sight could not take in.
~By Alfred de Vigny ~


The historian is, by definition, absolutely incapable of observing the facts which he examines.
~By Marc Bloch ~


If observed facts of undoubted accuracy will not fit any of the alternatives it leaves open, the system itself is in need of reconstruction.
~By Talcott Parsons ~


You may have read that I went to M.I.T. In 1982 I filled out a Who's Who survey with joking responses, and they never bothered to check the facts.
~By Chevy Chase ~


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.
~By Philip Roth ~


Personal experiences affect the facts that judges choose to see.
~By Sonia Sotomayor ~


Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities - that's training or instruction - but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed.
~By Thomas Moore ~


I would say in just about every investigation we have, there will be differences of opinion, where you have partial facts, as to what those facts mean.
~By Robert Mueller ~


The facts fairly and honestly presented; truth will take care of itself.
~By William Allen White ~


Finding that no religion is based on facts and cannot be true, I began to reflect what must be the condition of mankind trained from infancy to believe in error.
~By Robert Owen ~


Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten.
~By Neil Gaiman ~


Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with.
~By Robert Lynd ~


To the present writer a careful study of the facts now available seems to leave no doubt that civilization was born at the southeast corner of the Mediterranean.
~By James H. Breasted ~


Washington's entire honesty of mind and his fearless look into the face of all facts are qualities which can never go out of fashion and which we should all do well to imitate.
~By Henry Cabot Lodge ~


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.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


But I love honesty, and, therefore; do I make great account of facts.
~By Gerrit Smith ~


The police had already found the cartridges and the rifles and the bag in the Texas School Depository and within a half an hour, those facts were known.
~By John Sherman Cooper ~


I have always made an effort to render every detail of my reality with the greatest accuracy; but I have never paid attention to whether my presentation of historical facts was an exact one.
~By Lion Feuchtwanger ~


Since 1980, we've used reconciliation 22 times, and out of those times, Republicans used it 16 times. So, earth to my Republican friends, you can have your option but you cannot change these facts. They're in the Congressional Record.
~By Barbara Boxer ~


Simple people... are very quick to see the live facts which are going on about them.
~By Oliver Wendell Holmes ~


I am appreciative of the Bush administration's commitment to fair trade by looking at the facts in this case and ruling affirmatively for the implementation of quotas in this specific category.
~By Howard Coble ~


Learners are encouraged to discover facts and relationships for themselves.
~By Jerome Bruner ~


Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.
~By Arnold H. Glasow ~


The facts are always less than what really happened.
~By Nadine Gordimer ~


So I think it's important to communicate with the people in terms of what the real facts are on these proposals and try to have a discussion and a dialogue that gives people information. I think they're hungry for that rather than just political rhetoric.
~By John Podesta ~


All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts". They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
~By Thomas Hobbes ~


The un-conscious distortion of the facts is almost harmless compared to the unconscious neglect of an animal's mental life until it verges on the unusual and marvelous.
~By Edward Thorndike ~


We give you the facts. I told you information is power - knowledge is power. We can't be in an ideological battle to redeem the soul of this country if we don't have the facts.
~By Tavis Smiley ~


The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn't contain a single idea.
~By Mortimer Adler ~


Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble.
~By Joseph Campbell ~


Your desires and true beliefs have a way of playing blind man's bluff. You must corner the inner facts.
~By David Seabury ~


My head was always bubbling over with facts and it seems to me this had little to do with my paying close attention in school and more to do with my voracious and omnivorous reading habits.
~By Eric Allin Cornell ~


Perfect as the wing of a bird may be, it will never enable the bird to fly if unsupported by the air. Facts are the air of science. Without them a man of science can never rise.
~By Ivan Pavlov ~


Mistakes can be corrected by those who pay attention to facts but dogmatism will not be corrected by those who are wedded to a vision.
~By Thomas Sowell ~


I want this book to be facts, to be important, to be history.
~By Anatoli Boukreev ~


Howard Dean is not the first politician to distort facts in his own interests. But many activists in the party he now leads are puzzled over what he thinks he is accomplishing politically. Is it good politics to contend that Iraq was better off under Saddam Hussein than even a flawed Islamic republic?
~By Robert Novak ~


The facts of a person's life will, like murder, come out.
~By Norman Sherry ~


The media tends to report rumors, speculations, and projections as facts... How does the media do this? By quoting some "expert"... you can always find some expert who will say something hopelessly hopeless about anything.
~By Peter McWilliams ~


This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.
~By Adam Smith ~


It desirable to add one or two facts bearing on the domestic political aspects of the problem.
~By Dillon Anderson ~


Instead of establishing facts, we have to overthrow errors; instead of ascertaining what is, we have to chase from our imaginations what is not.
~By Francis Wright ~


It can hardly be denied that such a demand quite arbitrarily limits the facts which are to be admitted as possible causes of the events which occur in the real world.
~By Friedrich August von Hayek ~


He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.
~By Richard Brinsley Sheridan ~


Never give up. And never, under any circumstances, face the facts.
~By Ruth Gordon ~


The hypothesis of surviving intelligence and personality - not only surviving but anxious and able with difficulty to communicate - is the simplest and most straightforward and the only one that fits all the facts.
~By Oliver Joseph Lodge ~


Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.
~By Galileo Galilei ~

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