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Quotes And Sayings About Facts

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A man is the whole encyclopedia of facts.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


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


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 ~


With time, many of the facts I learned were forgotten but I never lost the excitement of discovery.
~By Paul Berg ~


In approaching our subject it will be best, without attempting to shorten the path by referring to famous theories of the drama, to start directly from the facts, and to collect from them gradually an idea of Shakespearean Tragedy.
~By Andrew Coyle Bradley ~


Attitudes are more important than facts.
~By George MacDonald ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


But if it not be true, the myth itself requires to be explained, and every principle of philosophy and common sense demand that the explanation be sought, not in arbitrary allegorical categories, but in the actual facts of ritual or religious custom to which the myth attaches.
~By William Robertson Smith ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I'm duty-bound to follow the law and apply to the law to the facts as I find them.
~By Stephanie Tubbs Jones ~


You're not a historian, but most historians will tell you that they make very discrete judgment as to what facts to omit in order to make their book into some shape, some length that can be managed.
~By Oliver Stone ~


The imaginations which people have of one another are the solid facts of society.
~By Charles Horton Cooley ~


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 ~


If you get all the facts, your judgment can be right; if you don't get all the facts, it can't be right.
~By Bernard Baruch ~


Truth in science is always determined from observational facts.
~By David Douglass ~


I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions - adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
~By Oliver Wendell Holmes ~


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


It has something to do with the facts and the law and who the judges are. So I think lawyers sometimes exaggerate their role in winning and losing. Lawyers do have a role, and a major role, but they're not the only players in this game.
~By Floyd Abrams ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


I know that some endeavor to throw the mantle of romance over the subject and treat woman like some ideal existence, not liable to the ills of life. Let those deal in fancy who have nothing better to deal in; we have to do with sober, sad realities, with stubborn facts.
~By Ernestine Rose ~


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 ~


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


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


I might show facts as plain as day: but, since your eyes are blind, you'd say, 'Where? What?' and turn away.
~By Christina G. Rossetti ~


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


Almost any biographer, if he respects facts, can give us much more than another fact to add to our collection. He can give us the creative fact; the fertile fact; the fact that suggests and engenders.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


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 ~


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 ~


When I was there, something clicked in my head; I found myself interviewing people, searching out facts and figures. Later on I became much more self-conscious of what I was doing.
~By Joe Sacco ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.
~By Charles Darwin ~


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 ~


The nice thing about the Bible is it doesn't give you too many facts. Two an a half lines and it tells you the whole story and that leaves you a great deal of freedom to elaborate on how it might have happened.
~By Howard Nemerov ~


The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
~By Albert Einstein ~


I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


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


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 ~


Show me a better man. Name one and I am answered; but do not point, as a disqualification, to the very facts which make this man fit beyond all others.
~By Roscoe Conkling ~


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


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


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


As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use.
~By Gustave Flaubert ~


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


Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.
~By Daniel Patrick Moynihan ~


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 ~


Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited; and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division; and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts.
~By Joseph Stalin ~


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 ~


There are many facts showing that Putin's people enriched themselves by using power mechanisms so that's why for them losing power means losing their fortunes.
~By Garry Kasparov ~


Science is facts.
~By Henri Poincare ~


The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation.
~By Adam Smith ~


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


Facts sometimes have a strange and bizarre power that makes their inherent truth seem unbelievable.
~By Werner Herzog ~


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


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 am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.
~By Charles Darwin ~


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


When the mind withdraws into itself and dispenses with facts it makes only chaos.
~By Edith Hamilton ~


The lonely wanderer, who watches by the seashore the waves that roll between him and his home, talks of cruel facts, material barriers that, just because they are material, and not ideal, shall be the irresistible foes of his longing heart.
~By Josiah Royce ~


Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It is itself almost religious. Our scientific temper is devout.
~By William James ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
~By Will Rogers ~


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 facts of life are that a child who has seen war cannot be compared with a child who doesn't know what war is except from television.
~By Sophia Loren ~


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 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 ~


Our experiments not only proved the existence of a nervous apparatus in the above-mentioned glands, but also disclosed some facts clearly showing the participation of these nerves in normal activity.
~By Ivan Pavlov ~


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 ~


Pessimism only describes an attitude, and not facts, and hence is entirely subjective.
~By Francis Parker Yockey ~


Facts do not speak for themselves. They speak for or against competing theories. Facts divorced from theories or visions are mere isolated curiosities.
~By Thomas Sowell ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 are the vice president's company that he was CEO of, that did business with sworn enemies of the United States, paid millions of dollars in fines for providing false financial information, it's under investigation for bribing foreign officials.
~By John Edwards ~

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