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A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty.
A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective.

-: [ Conversations on the Dark Secrets of Physics (1991), Ch. 5, p. 69. ]
~ Edward Teller | (American nuclear physicist ) | 1908 -2003 | Facts
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
A world of facts lies outside and beyond the world of words.
~ Thomas H. Huxley | ( English biologist. ) | 1825-1895 | Facts
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
~ Benjamin Disraeli | ( British politician and author. ) | 1804-1881 | Facts
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
~ George Eliot | ( British writer. ) | 1819-1880 | Facts
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Conclusive facts are inseparable from inconclusive except by a head that already understands and knows.
~ Thomas Carlyle | ( British historian and essayist. ) | 1795-1881 | Facts
quotes Division : Historians   
     
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 | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Facts
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Facts and truth really don't have much to do with each other.
~ William Faulkner | ( American novelist and short-story writer. ) | 1897-1962 | Facts
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
Facts are counterrevolutionary.
~ Eric Hoffer | ( American philosopher and author. ) | 1902-1983 | Facts
quotes Division : American Philosophers   
     
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 | ( American writer. ) | 1932 - | Facts
quotes Division : American writers   
     
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 | (Second President of the USA ) | 1735-1826 | Facts
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
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 | ( British author. ) | 1894-1963 | Facts
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Facts don't cease to exist because they are ignored.
~ Aldous Huxley | ( British author. ) | 1894-1963 | Facts
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
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 | ( British essayist. ) | 1778-1830 | Facts
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
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 | ( British clergyman and author. ) | 1608-1661 | Facts
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
~ Mark Twain | (American Humorist and Educator ) | 1835 - 1910 | Facts
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
~ Dale Carnegie | ( American writer. ) | 1888-1955 | Facts
quotes Division : American writers   
     
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 | ( British historian and essayist. ) | 1795-1881 | Facts
quotes Division : Historians   
     
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 | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Facts
quotes Division : American poets   
     
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
~ Albert Einstein | ( German-Swiss-U.S. scientist. ) | 1879-1955 | Facts
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
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 | (American financier, and political consultant. ) | 1870-1965 | Facts
quotes Division : Economists and Business   
     
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
~ Edmund Burke | ( British political writer. ) | 1729-1797 | Facts
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Men on their side must force themselves for a while to lay their notions by and begin to familiarize themselves with facts.
~ Francis Bacon | (English philosopher and statesman ) | 1561-1626 | Facts
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
My facts shall be falsehoods to the common sense. I would so state facts that they shall be significant, shall be myths or mythologies. Facts which the mind perceived, thoughts which the body thought -- with these I deal.
~ Henry David Thoreau | ( American naturalist ) | 1817-1862 | Facts
quotes Division : Naturalists   
     
No facts are to me sacred; none are profane; I simply experiment, an endless seeker, with no past at my back.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Facts
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It is itself almost religious. Our scientific temper is devout.
~ William James | ( American philosopher and psychologist. ) | 1842-1910 | Facts
quotes Division : Psychotherapists   
     
Sit down before fact like a little child, and be prepared to give up every preconceived notion. Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
~ Thomas H. Huxley | ( English biologist. ) | 1825-1895 | Facts
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions.
~ Walter Benjamin | ( German philosopher. ) | 1892-1940 | Facts
quotes Division : German Philosophers   
     
The facts: nothing matters but the facts: worship of the facts leads to everything, to happiness first of all and then to wealth.
~ Edmond de Goncourt | ( French Writer. ) | 1822-1896 | Facts
quotes Division : French Authors and Writers   
     
The fatal futility of Fact.
~ Henry James | ( American author. ) | 1843-1916 | Facts
quotes Division : American writers   
     
The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals.
~ William James | ( American philosopher and psychologist. ) | 1842-1910 | Facts
quotes Division : Psychotherapists   
     
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche | ( German-Swiss philosopher and writer. ) | 1844-1900 | Facts
quotes Division : German Philosophers   
     
There are no facts, only interpretations.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche | ( German-Swiss philosopher and writer. ) | 1844-1900 | Facts
quotes Division : German Philosophers   
     
Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires.
~ Bertrand Russell | ( British logician and philosopher. ) | 1872-1970 | Facts
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Facts
quotes Division : American poets   
     
What are your historical Facts; still more your biographical? Wilt thou know a man by stringing-together beadrolls of what thou namest Facts?
~ Thomas Carlyle | ( British historian and essayist. ) | 1795-1881 | Facts
quotes Division : Historians   
     

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