Facts Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Facts

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He who feels compelled to consider the consequences of these facts cannot but realize that the specific sensibility of nerves for certain impressions is not enough, since all nerves are sensitive to the same cause but react to the same cause in different ways.
~By Johannes P. Muller ~


I worked hard at memorizing lists of facts and figures, and carried with me a book of facts.
~By Charles Van Doren ~


Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.
~By Garry Winogrand ~


Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
~By Bernard Baruch ~


Civil libertarians have raised concerns that some of the Patriot Act's provisions infringe on Constitutional rights. Those concerns are not supported by the facts.
~By Roger Wicker ~


Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
~By Mark Twain ~


The facts will speak for themselves. Credit them or not, but read!
~By Ralph Chaplin ~


We do not talk - we bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines and digests.
~By Henry Miller ~


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 ~


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


If you ever want to get the facts straight about me or the Batman, please write to the original source, myself, for the truth, instead of second guessing.
~By Bob Kane ~


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 ~


The fundamental laws of physics do not describe true facts about reality. Rendered as descriptions of facts, they are false; amended to be true, they lose their explanatory force.
~By Nancy Cartwright ~


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


It is intellectually dishonest to look backwards with all the facts and judge the decisions that were made with almost none of the facts, or the facts that existed hidden in the normal cloud of endless speculation of what might happen.
~By Norm Coleman ~


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


The importance of the facts testified, and their relations to the affairs of the soul, and the life to come, can make no difference in the principles or the mode of weighing the evidence.
~By Simon Greenleaf ~


A torn rotator cuff is a cancer for a pitcher and if a pitcher gets a badly torn one, he has to face the facts, it's all over baby.
~By Don Drysdale ~


A judgment pronounced in accordance with the facts can therefore assign to it an historical place only within that movement of reformation which was brought to a victorious issue by King Josiah.
~By Julius Wellhausen ~


Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.
~By Arthur Conan Doyle ~


We have seen that no religion stands on the basis of things known; none bounds its horizon within the field of human observation; and, therefore, as it can never present us with indisputable facts, so must it ever be at once a source of error and contention.
~By Francis Wright ~


Paganism is wholesome because it faces the facts of life.
~By Aleister Crowley ~


To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


All observers not laboring under hallucinations of the senses are agreed, or can be made to agree, about facts of sensible experience, through evidence toward which the intellect is merely passive, and over which the individual will and character have no control.
~By Chauncey Wright ~


The intelligence investigation under the leadership of Senator Church, which I know has helped cause this investigation by you, points out that the agencies did not disclose certain facts to us and that certain plots were going on.
~By John Sherman Cooper ~


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 ~


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 ~


Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts.
~By Henry B. Adams ~


She always says, my lord, that facts are like cows. If you look them in the face hard enough they generally run away.
~By Dorothy L. Sayers ~


I am sorry to upset my colleagues by saying we wasted four years in opposition, but if you do get so badly defeated as a party you do have to face up to some painful facts and you do have to change.
~By Kenneth Clarke ~


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 difference between ignorant and educated people is that the latter know more facts. But that has nothing to do with whether they are stupid or intelligent.
~By Neal Stephenson ~


In so far as such a theory is empirically correct it will also tell us what empirical facts it should be possible to observe in a given set of circumstances.
~By Talcott Parsons ~


My heart has been heavy and I have deliberated within my own conscience, knowing that my decision should not come out of my initial emotion of anger toward the President for such reckless behavior, but should be based on the facts.
~By Blanche Lincoln ~


I would like that to be known; these facts are in the summary which I think is a very good one.
~By John Sherman Cooper ~


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 ~


I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.
~By George Santayana ~


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


I am not making spiteful assertions now but merely stating the facts-that, for instance, among Hungarian generals there is such a considerable percentage of men of German origin, who of course had, in most cases, to alter their names if they wanted to get anywhere.
~By Heinrich Himmler ~


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 ~


To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.
~By Edmund Burke ~


Of what use is the memory of facts, if not to serve as an example of good or of evil?
~By Alfred de Vigny ~


The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions.
~By Walter Benjamin ~


The purpose of sealing the records was not to conceal them or to conceal the facts from the American people.
~By Louis Stokes ~


You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on.
~By Harry S. Truman ~


The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.
~By William S. Burroughs ~


There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.
~By Denis Diderot ~


I have barely time to give you a brief statement of facts as I find them.
~By John White Geary ~


I don't think his life has been in any way disfigured by the film. The film did disclose some difficult facts.
~By Martin Bashir ~


From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.
~By Tom Stoppard ~


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 ~


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 ~


We want the facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don't it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions.
~By Jessamyn West ~


What is in question is a kind of book reviewing which seems to be more and more popular: the loose putting down of opinions as though they were facts, and the treating of facts as though they were opinions.
~By Gore Vidal ~


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 ~


Metaphors are much more tenacious than facts.
~By Paul de Man ~


The reporter is the daily prisoner of clocked facts. On all working days, he is expected to do his best in one swift swipe at each story.
~By Jim Bishop ~


My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.
~By Bob Marley ~


My business is to teach my aspirations to confirm themselves to fact, not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


But when you see personal artifacts relating to - by genealogy at least - a living human being, it was just more impressive to me than just about anything I've ever read about slavery before.
~By Bob Edwards ~


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 ~


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 ~


For us, Marxism is always open because there are always new xperiences, there are always new facts, including facts about the past, which have to be incorporated in the corpus of scientific socialism.
~By Ernest Mandel ~


The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding.
~By Willie Dixon ~


Let me dispel a few rumors so they don't fester into facts.
~By Tom Schulman ~


Theories that go counter to the facts of human nature are foredoomed.
~By Edith Hamilton ~


Facts from paper are not the same as facts from people. The reliability of the people giving you the facts is as important as the facts themselves.
~By Harold S. Geneen ~


News reports don't change the world. Only facts change it, and those have already happened when we get the news.
~By Friedrich Durrenmatt ~


To conclude that women are unfitted to the task of our historic society seems to me the equivalent of closing male eyes to female facts.
~By Lyndon B. Johnson ~


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


General principles... are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree are to its leaves.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
~By Robert Fulghum ~


It will sometimes strike a scientific man that the philosophers have been less intent on finding out what the facts are, than on inquiring what belief is most in harmony with their system.
~By Charles Sanders Peirce ~


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


Facts, according to my ideas, are merely the elements of truths, and not the truths themselves; of all matters there are none so utterly useless by themselves as your mere matters of fact.
~By Henry Mayhew ~


Tact and diplomacy are fine in international relations, in politics, perhaps even in business; in science only one thing matters, and that is the facts.
~By Hans Eysenck ~


You're under pressure when you produce facts. You're working with facts in journalism, but you're under all kinds of formal constraints; there are expectations.
~By Denis Johnson ~


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 ~


What is a historian, anyway? It is someone who uses facts to record the development of humanity.
~By Lion Feuchtwanger ~


It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native criminal class except Congress.
~By Mark Twain ~


All significant truths are private truths. As they become public they cease to become truths; they become facts, or at best, part of the public character; or at worst, catchwords.
~By T. S. Eliot ~


When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.
~By Al Gore ~


The facts are on our side.
~By Karen Hughes ~


My style is where you see the individual and where a personality is communicated through actions, decisions, single objects and facts, where the whole draws together to form a history.
~By Martin Kippenberger ~


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


Truthiness is tearing apart our country, and I don't mean the argument over who came up with the word. I don't know whether it's a new thing, but it's certainly a current thing, in that it doesn't seem to matter what facts are. It used to be, everyone was entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. But that's not the case anymore. Facts matter not at all. Perception is everything.
~By Stephen Colbert ~


Facts are stubborn things.
~By Ronald Reagan ~


There is other disturbing facts surround the hideous 911 attacks, which my family and I could see from the third floor bathroom window of our homes!
~By Amiri Baraka ~


I am more fond of achieving than striving. My theories must prove to be facts or be discarded as worthless. My efforts must soon be crowned with success, or discontinued.
~By Carolyn Wells ~


Since the masses are always eager to believe something, for their benefit nothing is so easy to arrange as facts.
~By Charles Maurice de Talleyrand ~


Every woman needs to know the facts. And the fact is, when it comes to breast cancer, every woman is at risk.
~By Debbie Wasserman Schultz ~


Our political leaders must be honest and forthcoming with data that will allow citizens to use facts and figures to judge for themselves what state Social Security is in.
~By Grace Napolitano ~


You can no more bridle passions with logic than you can justify them in the law courts. Passions are facts and not dogmas.
~By Alexander Herzen ~


Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them.
~By Tryon Edwards ~


I don't use composers. I research music the way I research the photographs or the facts in my scripts.
~By Ken Burns ~


If the facts are contrary to any predictions, then the hypothesis is wrong no matter how appealing.
~By David Douglass ~


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


Just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts.
~By Henri Poincare ~

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