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A concept is stronger than a fact.
~ Charlotte P. Gillman

 

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A fact in itself is nothing. It is valuable only for the idea attached to it, or for the proof which it furnishes.
~ Claude Bernard

 

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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

 

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A world of facts lies outside and beyond the world of words.
~ Thomas H. Huxley

 

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All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called ''facts.'' They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain. Who does not know fellows that always have an ill-conditioned fact or two that they lead after them into decent company like so many bull-dogs, ready to let them slip at every ingenious suggestion, or convenient generalization, or pleasant fancy? I allow no ''facts'' at this table.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

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Anyone who knows a strange fact shares in its singularity.
~ Jean Genet

 

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As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

 

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Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
~ George Eliot

 

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Comment is free but facts are sacred.
~ Charles Prestwich Scott

 

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Conclusive facts are inseparable from inconclusive except by a head that already understands and knows.
~ Thomas Carlyle

 

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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.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Facts and truth really don't have much to do with each other.
~ William Faulkner

 

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Facts are counterrevolutionary.
~ Eric Hoffer

 

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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Facts are the most important thing in business. Study facts and do more than is expected of you.
~ Frederick Hudson Ecker

 

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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

 

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Facts can't be recounted; much less twice over, and far less still by different persons. I've already drummed that thoroughly into your head. What happens is that your wretched memory remembers the words and forgets what's behind them.
~ Augusto Roa Bastos

 

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Facts don't cease to exist because they are ignored.
~ Aldous Huxley

 

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