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.
  • 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.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
    William James
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    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
    Karl A. Menninger
    American psychiatrist 1893-1990
    Karl A. Menninger
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    Attitudes are more important than facts.
  • T. S. Eliot
    T. S. Eliot
    British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic 1888-1965
    T. S. Eliot
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    Birth, copulation and death. That's all the facts when you come to the brass tacks.
  • Robert Browning
    Robert Browning
    English poet 1812-1889
    Robert Browning
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    But facts are facts and flinch not.

    Source: The ring and the book

  • Comment is free but facts are sacred.
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