Facts Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Facts

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


I often wish... that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
~By Bliss Carman ~


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 ~


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 ~


A fact must be assimilated with, or discriminated fromm, some other fact or facts, in order to be raised to the dignity of a truth, and made to convey the least knowledge to the mind.
~By Henry Mayhew ~


The secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Nothing matters but the facts. Without them, the science of criminal investigation is nothing more than a guessing game.
~By Blake Edwards ~


The trouble with facts is that there are so many of them.
~By Samuel McChord Crothers ~


I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don't like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don't solicit their opinions or votes.
~By William Tecumseh Sherman ~


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


So sometimes the facts are good and sometimes the facts are bad, the important thing from the point of view of a principle as broad and important as freedom of speech is that the courts articulate and set forth in a very protective way what those principles are.
~By Floyd Abrams ~


This nation's elected leaders owe all Americans the duty of formulating an Iraqi policy based on sound analysis of the actual facts.
~By Charlie Gonzalez ~


Facts are counterrevolutionary.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


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


I will try to cram these paragraphs full of facts and give them a weight and shape no greater than that of a cloud of blue butterflies.
~By Brendan Gill ~


Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
~By Henry B. Adams ~


Once the object has been constructed, I have a tendency to discover in it, transformed and displaced, images, impressions, facts which have deeply moved me.
~By Alberto Giacometti ~


If we had failed to pursue the facts as far as they led, we would have denied the public any knowledge of an unprecedented scheme of political surveillance and sabotage.
~By Katharine Graham ~


Sometimes paranoia's just having all the facts.
~By William S. Burroughs ~


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


We apply law to facts. We don't apply feelings to facts.
~By Sonia Sotomayor ~


We don't focus as much in schools on educational knowledge which requires thinking and application, as we do on acquiring facts.
~By William Glasser ~


My reading is extremely eclectic. Lately I've been teaching myself computer graphics, so I'm reading a lot about that. I read books of trivia, of facts.
~By Jack Prelutsky ~


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 ~


Don't become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin.
~By Ivan Pavlov ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


So I see that Christianity in believing in a Creator pulls together more facts, data, inner experience and ability than any mechanistic view could hold for me.
~By Kenneth L. Pike ~


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


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


Claims of right and insistence upon obligations may depend upon treaty stipulations, or upon the rules of international law, or upon the sense of natural justice applied to the circumstances of a particular case, or upon disputed facts.
~By Elihu Root ~


To the fantastic mental illness of Rationalism, hard facts are regrettable things, and to talk about them is to create them.
~By Francis Parker Yockey ~


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


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 ~


Facts do not speak.
~By Henri Poincare ~


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 ~


Our empirical criterion for a series of theories is that it should produce new facts. The idea of growth and the concept of empirical character are soldered into one.
~By Imre Lakatos ~


I deal in facts.
~By Louis Freeh ~


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


There's no such thing as 'facts of life'. Only standing theories that haven't been disproved as of yet.
~By Simon Travaglia ~


Facts are many, but the truth is one.
~By Rabindranath Tagore ~


Advocates of unrestricted abortion do not want the public to focus on these undeniable facts of fetal development, but the facts cannot be ignored.
~By Robert Casey ~


I'm just one of the kids, and all because the students at Hamilton Heights High School listened to the facts, educated their parents and themselves, and believed in me.
~By Ryan White ~


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


We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


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 ~


The mathematical facts worthy of being studied are those which, by their analogy with other facts, are capable of leading us to the knowledge of a physical law.
~By Henri Poincare ~


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 ~


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 quarrel of the sociologists with the historians is that the latter have learned so much about how to do it that they have forgotten what to do. They have become so skilled in finding facts that they have no use for the truths that would make the facts worth finding.
~By Albion W. Small ~


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


There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.
~By Clarence Day ~


There never has been a war yet which, if the facts had been put calmly before the ordinary folk, could not have been prevented. The common man, I think, is the great protection against war.
~By Ernest Bevin ~


Science is facts.
~By Henri Poincare ~


We ask the great masses of India to be patient a short time longer, while the cause of freedom is being fought out, not because we want to delay, but because the hard facts of war make a complete change impossible at the moment.
~By Stafford Cripps ~


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 ~


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


The effectiveness of our memory banks is determined not by the total number of facts we take in, but the number we wish to reject.
~By Jon Wynne-Tyson ~


Seek truth from facts.
~By Deng Xiaoping ~


Married life requires shared mystery even when all the facts are known.
~By Richard Ford ~


Game shows are designed to make us feel better about the random, useless facts that are all we have left of our education.
~By Chuck Palahniuk ~


When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images.
~By Niels Bohr ~


The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions.
~By John Ruskin ~


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


As a world view, Darwinism cannot of course be refuted, since Faith is, always has been, and always will be, stronger than facts.
~By Francis Parker Yockey ~


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.
~By John Adams ~


Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.
~By Jawaharlal Nehru ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


I think fiction is a very serious thing, that while it is fiction, it is also a revelation of truth, or facts.
~By John McGahern ~


In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed. And if they are, the fictional points should be printed in red ink, the facts printed in black ink.
~By Catherine Drinker Bowen ~


Why should we, however, in economics, have to plead ignorance of the sort of facts on which, in the case of a physical theory, a scientist would certainly be expected to give precise information?
~By Friedrich August von Hayek ~


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 ~


Listening to medical facts was not enough. People wanted one hundred percent guarantees.
~By Ryan White ~


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 ~


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.
~By Barack Obama ~


Facts are, insurance ratings are really dependent on the notion that some people are higher risk than others.
~By Patrick J. Kennedy ~


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 ~


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 ~


The facts are always friendly, every bit of evidence one can acquire, in any area, leads one that much closer to what is true.
~By Carl Rogers ~


One of the most obvious facts about grown-ups, to a child, is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.
~By Randall Jarrell ~


Don't confuse facts with reality.
~By Robert D. Ballard ~


There I was limited to what happened the same way I am with Riel. It doesn't feel like a great burden to have your story, to some degree, set. I am enjoying figuring out what I think is the most dramatic way of telling this set of historical facts.
~By Chester Brown ~


Physiology and psychology cover, between them, the field of vital phenomena; they deal with the facts of life at large, and in particular with the facts of human life.
~By Wilhelm Wundt ~


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 ~


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

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