Quotes: facts

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  • John Junor
    John Junor
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    An ounce of emotion is equal to a ton of facts.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    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
    Thomas Henry Huxley
    English biologist 1825-1895
    Thomas Henry Huxley
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    A world of facts lies outside and beyond the world of words.
  • Finley Peter Dunne
    Finley Peter Dunne
    American Journalist, Humorist 1867-1936
    Finley Peter Dunne
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    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.
  • Karl A. Menninger
    Karl A. Menninger
    American psychiatrist 1893-1990
    Karl A. Menninger
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    Attitudes are more important than facts.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
    Aldous Huxley
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    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
    Martin Luther King
    American preacher 1929-1968
    Martin Luther King
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    Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
  • Alexander Herzen
    Alexander Herzen
    Russian journalist and political thinker 1812-1870
    Alexander Herzen
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    You can no more bridle passions with logic than you can justify them in the law courts. Passions are facts and not dogmas.
  • Bradley Denton
    Bradley Denton
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    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
    Finley Peter Dunne
    American Journalist, Humorist 1867-1936
    Finley Peter Dunne
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    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
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
    Jean de la Bruyère
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    A heap of epithets is poor praise: the praise lies in the facts, and in the way of telling them.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
    George Orwell
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    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)
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
    Virginia Woolf
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    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.
  • Ben Goldacre
    Ben Goldacre
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    Amazing things happen when you pull individual pieces of information together into larger linked datasets: meaning emerges, as you produce facts from figures.
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