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An ounce of emotion is equal to a ton of facts.
Irish writer 1854-1900+4
Beauty is a form of genius - is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.
Thomas Henry Huxley
English biologist 1825-1895+1
A world of facts lies outside and beyond the world of words.
Finley Peter Dunne
American Journalist, Humorist 1867-1936+1
Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed be the facts.
Any clod can have the facts; having opinions is an art.
Approach each new problem not with a view of finding what you hope will be there, but to get the truth, the realities that must be grappled with. You may not like what you find. In that case you are entitled to try to change it. But do not deceive yourself as to what you do find to be the facts of the situation.
Karl A. Menninger
American psychiatrist 1893-1990+1
Attitudes are more important than facts.
English writer 1894-1963+1
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.
Martin Luther King
American preacher 1929-1968+1
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
Russian journalist and political thinker 1812-1870+1
You can no more bridle passions with logic than you can justify them in the law courts. Passions are facts and not dogmas.
A belief in the purposeful complexity of Fate is always more comforting than random, straightforward facts. This may be why Mother preferred to believe in Atlantis and UFOs rather than in virtually everything else.Source: Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede (1991)
Finley Peter Dunne
American Journalist, Humorist 1867-19360
A fanatic is a man that does what he thinks the Lord would do if He knew the facts of the case.
Jean de la Bruyère
French writer 1645-16960
A heap of epithets is poor praise: the praise lies in the facts, and in the way of telling them.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-19500
A mass of Latin words falls upon the facts like soft snow, blurring the outline and covering up all the details.Source: Politics and the English Language (1945)
English writer 1882-19410
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.