The evil that men do lives after them;The good is oft interred with their bones.
Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.
He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
Science, my boy, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.
So obscure are the greatest events, as some take for granted any hearsay, whatever its source, others turn truth into falsehood, and both errors find encouragement with posterity.
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.
No facts are to me sacred; none are profane; I simply experiment, an endless seeker, with no past at my back.
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.
I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions -- adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
The fatal futility of Fact.
Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.
One precedent creates another and they soon accumulate and constitute law. What yesterday was a fact, today is doctrine.
If you're searching for the truth, throw out all your prejudices and just gather the facts. If you do that, you'll be able to see the real truth.
When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.
Storytellers seldom let facts get in the way of perpetuating a legend, although a few facts add seasoning and make the legend more believable.
For every fact there is an infinity of hypotheses.
We must think things not words, or at least we must constantly translate our words into the facts for which they stand, if we are to keep to the real and the true.
Facts? What are facts? I only know imagination!
Sometimes, some lies that spoken with high confidencecould be more receptive than facts that spoken with doubt.
I don't believe that aliens exist,but I do believe that any new facts can strengthen foundation of my belief.
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