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One precedent creates another and they soon accumulate and constitute law. What yesterday was a fact, today is doctrine.

Author: Junius (1769-1771)

Profession: Anonymous British Letter Writer

The ultimate umpire of all things in life is -- fact.

Author: Agnes C. Laut (1871-1936)

Profession: Canadian Journalist, Author

One of the most untruthful things possible, you know, is a collection of facts, because they can be made to appear so many different ways.

Author: Karl A. Menninger (1893-1990)

Profession: American Psychiatrist

Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.

Author: Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964)

Profession: Indian Nationalist, Statesman

There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

There are no facts, only interpretations.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

I'm not afraid of facts, I welcome facts but a congeries of facts is not equivalent to an idea. This is the essential fallacy of the so-called ''scientific'' mind. People who mistake facts for ideas are incomplete thinkers; they are gossips.

Author: Cynthia Ozick (1928)

Profession: American Novelist, short-story Writer

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.

Author: Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936)

Profession: Italian Author, Playwright

The sky is not less blue because the blind man does not see it.

Author: Danish Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Danish Origin

Facts have a cruel way of substituting themselves for fancies. There is nothing more remorseless, just as there is nothing more helpful, than truth.

Author: William C. Redfield


The facts are always friendly, every bit of evidence one can acquire, in any area, leads one that much closer to what is true.

Author: Carl Rogers (1902-1987)

Profession: American Psychotherapist

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

Author: Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

Profession: British Poet, Lyricist

Obviously the facts are never just coming at you but are incorporated by an imagination that is formed by your previous experience. Memories of the past are not memories of facts but memories of your imaginings of the facts.

Author: Philip Roth (1933)

Profession: American Novelist

Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires.

Author: Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Profession: British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

She always says, my lord, that facts are like cows. If you look them in the face hard enough they generally run away.

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957)

Profession: British Author