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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Facts (71 Quotations)

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Men on their side must force themselves for a while to lay their notions by and begin to familiarize themselves with facts.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
~ Henry Brooks Adams

 

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

 

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It is not the facts which guide the conduct of men, but their opinions about facts; which may be entirely wrong. We can only make them right by discussion
~ Norman Angell

 

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If you get all the facts, your judgment can be right; if you don't get all the facts, it can't be right.
~ Bernard M. Baruch

 

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Facts can't be recounted; much less twice over, and far less still by different persons. I've already drummed that thoroughly into your head. What happens is that your wretched memory remembers the words and forgets what's behind them.
~ Augusto Roa Bastos

 

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The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions.
~ Walter Benjamin

 

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Remember son, many a good story has been ruined by over verification.
~ James Gordon Bennett

 

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A fact in itself is nothing. It is valuable only for the idea attached to it, or for the proof which it furnishes.
~ Claude Bernard

 

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People can refute your facts, but never your feelings.
~ Sharon Anthony Bower

 

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Facts in books, statistics in encyclopedias, the ability to use them in men's heads.
~ Fogg Brackell

 

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It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
~ Edmund Burke

 

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

 

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I grow daily to honor facts more and more, and theory less and less. A fact, it seems to me, is a great thing -- a sentence printed, if not by God, then at least by the Devil.
~ Thomas Carlyle

 

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What are your historical Facts; still more your biographical? Wilt thou know a man by stringing-together beadrolls of what thou namest Facts?
~ Thomas Carlyle

 

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I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
~ Dale Carnegie

 

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The best current evidence is that media are mere vehicles that deliver instruction but do not influence student achievement any more than the truck that delivers groceries causes change in our nutrition.
~ Richard Clark

 

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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!
~ Charles Dickens

 

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As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

 

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Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them.
~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

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