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Insufficient facts always invite danger.
– Mr. Spock
We used to speak familiarly of an agent, now do more, who was accustomed to manufacture evidence, and to invent facts in his cases, or at least to alter the aspects of facts to such an extent that they might fairly be viewed as new.
– George Combe
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
– Henry Adams
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.
– Henri Poincare
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
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.
– Henry Mayhew
The great liberation of imaginative writing is that you’re not held back by the facts.
– Gerald Vizenor
Just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts.
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.
– Harry S Truman
Exclusively oral cultures are unencumbered by dead knowledge, dead facts. Libraries, on the other hand, are full of them.
– Huston Smith
I’m not trying to change an image, I’m just trying to make sure that the facts match the image. The facts are basically that I’m a builder. I have not dissembled any company nor split up any companies, nor do I ever buy any companies with that intent.
– Harold Simmons
I write novels, mostly historical ones, and I try hard to keep them accurate as to historical facts, milieu and flavor.
– Gary Jennings
Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts.
Science is built up of facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.
We may either proceed from principles to facts, or recede from facts to principles.
I would never have been a good reporter because I am not accurate regarding facts.
– George Akerlof
Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
I am repeating the facts and the facts are I did not send nor did I receive material marked classified.
– Hillary Clinton
Breast-feeding does not belong in the realm of facts and hard numbers; it is much too intimate and elemental.
– Hanna Rosin
As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use.
– Gustave Flaubert
He has a number of curious facts in illustration of the power of mere goodness to protect against outrage.
I’m an optimist, so I think everything can be worked out and fixed. But from having cancer I learned that even if you’re even an optimist, sometimes you just have to face the facts that certain things are broken.
– Hoda Kotb
Science is facts.
Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
– Joyce Brothers
Justice can only be dispensed when you have all the facts in front of you.
– Julian Baggini
The capacity to make free choices is not something we either have entirely or not at all. Rather, choices become freer the more they are the result of our own capacity to reflect on and assess facts and arguments.
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.
– Joseph Campbell
I am confident that when the facts and policies have been examined, when the record of performances have been reviewed, Barack Obama and Joe Biden will once again be elected to lead our beloved country to a better future.
– Jimmy Carter
The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions.
– John Ruskin
Even though we all know the facts, it’s hard to resist the lure of a tan.
– Jane Krakowski