Favorite Quotations ~  Facts World Almanac & Book of Facts

"Fact is richer than diction." ~ John Langshaw Austin


Facts are meaningless, you can use facts to prove anything that's remotely true. ~ Homer Simpson

Facts mean nothing unless they are rightly understood, rightly related and rightly interpreted. ~ William Jennings Bryan

A fact is like a sack --it won't stand up if it's empty. To make it stand up, first you have to put in it all the reasons and feelings that caused it in the first place. ~ Luigi Pirandello

I might show facts as plain as day: But since your eyes are blind, you'd say, "Where? What?" and turn away. ~ Christina Rossetti,

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Never accept a fact until it is verified by a theory! ~ Arthur Eddington

Facts are the raw material for thinking. ~ Robert E. Sparks

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. ~ Aldous Huxley, IBD

We (the FBI) are a fact-gathering organization only. We don't clear anybody. We don't condemn anybody.~ J. Edgar Hoover

Facts are the air of scientists. Without them you can never fly. ~ Ivan Pavlov

Never face facts; if you do you'll never get up in the morning. ~ Marlo Thomas

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

All solid facts were originally mist. ~ Henry S. Haskings

A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective. ~ Edward Teller

A thousand probabilities do not make one fact. ~ Italian Proverb

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. ~ Charles Dickens

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