Quotes about facts

If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts. Albert Einstein

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. John Adams

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. Mark Twain

The truth is more important than the facts. Frank Lloyd Wright

NOW, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will ever be of any service to them. This is the principle on which I bring up my own children, and this is the principle on which I bring up these children. Stick to Facts, sir!Gradgrind in Hard Times by Charles Dickens,

Comments are free but facts are sacred. C.P. Scott

I don’t give a damn for anybody’s opinion, I only care about the facts. So I’m not an enthusiast for diversity of opinion where factual matters are concerned. Richard Dawkins

Cognitive psychology has shown that the mind best understands facts when they are woven into a conceptual fabric, such as a narrative, mental map, or intuitive theory. Disconnected facts in the mind are like unlinked pages on the Web: They might as well not exist. Steven Pinker

There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth. Maya Angelou

Facts are to the mind what food is to the body. Edmund Burke

Facts do not speak. Henri Poincare

There are no facts, only interpretations. Friedrich Nietzsche

Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts. Daniel Patrick Moynihan

The mark of a mature, psychologically healthy mind is indeed the ability to live with uncertainty and ambiguity, but only as much as there really is. Uncertainty is no virtue when the facts are clear, and ambiguity is mere obfuscation when more precise terms are applicable. Julian Baggini

Since the masses are always eager to believe something, for their benefit nothing is so easy to arrange as facts. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir? John Maynard Keynes

 

 

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