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Facts have a cruel way of substituting themselves for fancies. There is nothing more remorseless, just as there is nothing more helpful, than truth.
~ William C. Redfield

 

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Facts in books, statistics in encyclopedias, the ability to use them in men's heads.
~ Fogg Brackell

 

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General principles are not the less true or important because from their nature they elude immediate observation; they are like the air, which is not the less necessary because we neither see nor feel it.
~ William Hazlitt

 

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Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get em, get em right, or they will get you wrong.
~ Thomas Fuller

 

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

 

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I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
~ Dale Carnegie

 

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I grow daily to honor 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.
~ Thomas Carlyle

 

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I have always found that if I move with seventy-five percent or more of the facts that I usually never regret it. It's the guys who wait to have everything perfect that drive you crazy.
~ Lee Iacocca

 

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

 

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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.
~ Anonymous

 

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I'm not afraid of facts, I welcome facts but a congeries of facts is not equivalent to an idea. This is the essential fallacy of the so-called ''scientific'' mind. People who mistake facts for ideas are incomplete thinkers; they are gossips.
~ Cynthia Ozick

 

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If a man will kick a fact out of the window, when he comes back he finds it again in the chimney corner.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
~ Albert Einstein

 

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

 

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It is easier to believe a lie that one has heard a thousand times than to believe a fact that no one has heard before.
~ Anonymous

 

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It is not the facts which guide the conduct of men, but their opinions about facts; which may be entirely wrong. We can only make them right by discussion
~ Norman Angell

 

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It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
~ Edmund Burke

 

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It is the spirit of the age to believe that any fact, no matter how suspect, is superior to any imaginative exercise, no matter how true.
~ Gore Vidal

 

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It may be said with a degree of assurance that not everything that meets the eye is as it appears.
~ Rod Serling

 

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Men on their side must force themselves for a while to lay their notions by and begin to familiarize themselves with facts.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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