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An ounce of emotion is equal to a ton of facts.
Irish writer 1854-1900+3
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.
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.
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.
American philosopher 1842-19100
As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use.
As far as I know, only a small minority of mathematicians, even of those with Platonist views, accept the idea that there may be mathematical facts which are true but unknowable.
Karl A. Menninger
American psychiatrist 1893-19900
Attitudes are more important than facts.
T. S. Eliot
British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic 1888-19650
Birth, copulation and death. That's all the facts when you come to the brass tacks.
English poet 1812-18890
But facts are facts and flinch not.
Source: The ring and the book