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FACTS
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[ Also see Assertions Certainty Circumstance Data Dreams Evidence Fables Fancy Hypotheses Imagination Impossibility Impression Knowledge News Opinion Principles Reality Science Speculation Statistics Theories Truth ]

Facts are plain spoken; hopes and figures are its aversion.
      - Joseph Addison

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

But facts are chiels that winna ding,
  An downa be disputed.
      - Robert Burns

To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, but to imagine your facts is another.
      - John Burroughs

There is nothing I know of so sublime as a fact.
      - George Canning

Conclusive facts are inseparable from inconclusive except by a head that already understands and knows.
      - Thomas Carlyle

I grow daily to honor facts more and more, and theory less and less.
      - Thomas Carlyle

Facts are not truths; they are not conclusions; they are not even premises, but in the nature and parts of premises.
      - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

Facts are stubborn things.
      - Jane (or Jean) Elliot

No facts are to me sacred; none are profane. I simply experiment, an endless seeker, with no past at my back.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

To some lawyers, all facts are created equal.
      - Justice Felix Frankfurter

Facts do not 'speak for themselves', they are read in the light of theory.
      - Stephen Jay Gould

From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.
      - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Facts are counterrevolutionary.
      - Eric Hoffer

In matters of fact, they say there is some credit to be given to the testimony of men, but not in matters of judgment.
      - Richard Hooker

A world of facts lies outside and beyond the world of words.
      - Thomas Henry Huxley

In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal, enjoy democratic equality.
      - Mary McCarthy

Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.
      - Jawaharlal Nehru

There are no eternal facts as there are no eternal truths.
      - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.
      - Norman Vincent Peale

Some people have a peculiar faculty for denying facts.
      - George Denison Prentice

Facts are stupid things.
      - Ronald Reagan

I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.
      - George Santayana

When facts were weak, his native cheek brought him serenely through.
      - Charles Haddon Spurgeon


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