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

Author: Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918)

Profession: American Historian

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.

Author: John Adams (1735-1826)

Profession: Second President of the USA

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

Author: Norman Angell (1872-1967)

Profession: British Writer, Pacifist

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

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

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

Author: Bernard M. Baruch (1870-1965)

Profession: American Financier

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.

Author: Augusto Roa Bastos (1917)

Profession: Paraguayan Novelist

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

Author: Walter Benjamin (1982-1940)

Profession: German Critic, Philosopher

Remember son, many a good story has been ruined by over verification.

Author: James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872)

Profession: British-born American Journalist

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

Author: Claude Bernard (1813-1878)

Profession: French Physiologist

People can refute your facts, but never your feelings.

Author: Sharon Anthony Bower

Profession: American Author

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

Author: Fogg Brackell


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

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

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

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

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

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

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.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author