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Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get em, get em right, or they will get you wrong.

Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author

Anyone who knows a strange fact shares in its singularity.

Author: Jean Genet (1910-1986)

Profession: French Playwright, Novelist

A concept is stronger than a fact.

Author: Charlotte P. Gillman (1860-1935)

Profession: American Feminist and Writer

The facts: nothing matters but the facts: worship of the facts leads to everything, to happiness first of all and then to wealth.

Author: Edmond and Jules De Goncourt (1822-1896)

Profession: French Writers

General principles are not the less true or important because from their nature they elude immediate observation; they are like the air, which is not the less necessary because we neither see nor feel it.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

Facts are counterrevolutionary.

Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Profession: American Author, Philosopher

All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called ''facts.'' They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain. Who does not know fellows that always have an ill-conditioned fact or two that they lead after them into decent company like so many bull-dogs, ready to let them slip at every ingenious suggestion, or convenient generalization, or pleasant fancy? I allow no ''facts'' at this table.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Profession: American Author, Wit, Poet

Facts don't cease to exist because they are ignored.

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author

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.

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author

A world of facts lies outside and beyond the world of words.

Author: Thomas H. Huxley (1825-1895)

Profession: British Biologist, Educator

Sit down before fact like a little child, and be prepared to give up every preconceived notion. Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.

Author: Thomas H. Huxley (1825-1895)

Profession: British Biologist, Educator

I have always found that if I move with seventy-five percent or more of the facts that I usually never regret it. It's the guys who wait to have everything perfect that drive you crazy.

Author: Lee Iacocca (1924)

Profession: American Businessman, Former CEO of Chrysler

The fatal futility of Fact.

Author: Henry James (1843-1916)

Profession: American Author

Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It is itself almost religious. Our scientific temper is devout.

Author: William James (1842-1910)

Profession: American Psychologist, Professor, Author

The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals.

Author: William James (1842-1910)

Profession: American Psychologist, Professor, Author