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Facing Facts Quotes


"Facing facts is always empowering." - Eckhart Tolle

"This elegant generalization is mathematically very appealing; but physics means facing facts. You should take up case by case." - Kariamanickam Srinivasa Krishnan

"Concepts antedate facts." - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Facts are stubborn things." - Tobias Smollett

"I deal in facts." - Louis Freeh

"If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." - Albert Einstein

"Facts speak louder than statistics." - Geoffrey Streatfeild

"Facts do not constitute truth," - Werner Herzog

"Facts speak plainer than words" - Aesop

"Truth is but approved facts." - Frances Wright

"Insufficient facts always invite danger." - Leonard Nimoy

"Facts and particulars annoy me," - Clarice Lispector

"The world divides into facts." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Don't confuse facts with reality." - Robert Ballard

"Few challenges facing America and the world are more urgent than combating climate change. The science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear." - Barack Obama

"The act of facing overwhelming odds produces greatness and beauty." - Malcolm Gladwell

"Not facing a fire doesn't put it out." - Tennessee Williams

"Comment is free but facts are sacred." - C P Scott

"The facts, although interesting, are irrelevant." - Albert Einstein

"doubts, like facts, are stubborn things." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"Facts mean nothing to wounded feelings ..." - Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

"Separate the story - your story - from facts." - Deepak Chopra

"Without a theory the facts are silent." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"He doesn't know anything except facts." - James Thurber

"From dreams I proceed to facts." - Edwin Abbott Abbott

"Out psychological experiences are all equally facts." - Aldous Huxley

"Truth is independent of facts always." - Oscar Wilde

"Practical politics consists in ignoring facts." - Henry Adams

"Facing yourself is a question of honesty rather than condemning yourself. Good or bad the idea is simply to face the facts. Just see the simple, straightforward truth about yourself without cutting yourself down." - Chogyam Trungpa

"Opinions don't affect facts. But facts should affect opinions, and do, if you're rational" - Ricky Gervais

"Theories without facts may be barren, but facts without theories are meaningless." - Kenneth E. Boulding

"All public facts are to be individualized, all private facts are to be generalized." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Never forget the facts are important but it's the opinion of the facts that causes comment." - Anonymous

"Now, what I want is, Facts. . . . Facts alone are wanted in life." - Charles Dickens

"It is characteristic of ideology to impose self-evident facts as self-evident facts," - Louis Althusser

"Now, what I want is, Facts.... Facts alone are wanted in life." - Charles Dickens

"But facts are facts, and if we only get enough of them theyare sure to combine." - William James

"If the facts don't fit your theory, just find some new facts." - Susan Juby

"We may either proceed from principles to facts, or recede from facts to principles." - Henry Mayhew

"We apply law to facts. We don't apply feelings to facts." - Sonia Sotomayor

"I'm the worst on facts about me or facts about the Beatles." - Paul Mccartney

"Facts are neutral until human beings add their own meaning to those facts. People make their decisions based on what the facts mean to them, not on the facts themselves. The meaning they add to facts depends on their current story ... facts are not terribly useful to influencing others. People don't need new facts-they need a new story." - Blake Mycoskie

"Sometimes it isn't fighting that's brave, its facing the death you know is coming." - Veronica Roth

"Climate change is the Everest of all problems, the thorniest challenge facing humankind." - Lewis Gordon Pugh

"I'm not working now, so I'm sort of facing the unknown." - Radha Mitchell

"I'm not a fan of facts. You see, the facts can change, but my opinion will never change, no matter what the facts are." - Stephen Colbert

"Oh, don't tell me of facts, I never believe facts; you know, [George] Canning said nothing was so fallacious as facts, except figures." - Sydney Smith

"Oh, don't tell me of facts - I never believe facts: you know Canning said nothing was so fallacious as facts, except figures." - Sydney Smith

"Keep your facts, I'm going with the truth." - Stephen Colbert

"Facts are plain spoken; hopes and figures are its aversion." - Joseph Addison

"History is but a confused heap of facts." - Lord Chesterfield

"Most men are less afraid of ghosts than of facts." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"Some people have a peculiar faculty for denying facts." - George D. Prentice

"The greatest American superstition is belief in facts." - Hermann Graf Keyserling

"There are no tragedies, just facts not recognized in time." - William D. Montapert

"Every story has three sides. Yours, mine and the facts." - Rene Fumoleau

"A death is the most terrible of facts." - Iris Murdoch

"Diplomats make it their business to conceal the facts." - Margaret Sanger

"The most familiar facts are often hardest to understand." - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"The truer the facts the better the fiction." - Virginia Woolf

"You can forget facts but you cannot forget understanding." - Eric Mazur

"Facts are stupid things - stubborn things, I should say." - Ronald Reagan

"The world is the totality of facts, not things." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"We are going to follow wherever the facts lead us." - Henry Hyde

"Get some facts and come back and see me!" - Jim Calhoun

"Particular facts are never scientific; only generalization can establish science." - Claude Bernard

"The facts of history have been too well rehearsed." - John Ashbery

"Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable." - Mark Twain

"set sail on a voyage of your own titanic facts" - Mary Pope Osborne

"One does not start with facts. One starts with opinions." - Peter Drucker

"Facts matter not at all. Perception is everything. It's certainty." - Stephen Colbert

"To some lawyers, all facts are created equal." - Felix Frankfurter

"The facts of Watergate have been wildly exaggerated." - Conrad Black

"Our job is to bring the dead facts to life." - William Bernbach

"All genuine progress results from finding new facts" - Wheeler McMillen

"A paranoid is someone who has all the facts." - William S Burroughs

"The facts, if they are there, speak for themselves." - David Seabury

"I haven't exaggerated anything, I've stuck to the facts." - Scott Ritter

"Personal experiences affect the facts that judges choose to see." - Sonia Sotomayor

"A man is the whole encyclopedia of facts." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." - Aldous Huxley

"I hate to think life is just facts and laws." - Ang Lee

"The secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts." - Bryant H Mcgill

"The truth is more important than the facts." - Frank Lloyd Wright

"Learners are encouraged to discover facts and relationships for themselves." - Jerome Bruner

"The poets are almost always wrong about the facts. That's because they're not interested in the facts, only the truth." - William Faulkner

"Facts are constituted by older ideologies, and a clash between facts and theories may be proof of progress." - Paul Feyerabend

"I would rather have the wrong facts and a right attitude, than right facts and a wrong attitude." - Chuck Smith

"Facts are the most important thing in business. Study facts and do more than is expected of you." - Frederick Hudson Ecker

"[The scientist] believes passionately in facts, in measured facts. He believes there are no bad facts, that all facts are good facts, though they may be facts about bad things, and his intellectual satisfaction can come only from the acquisition of accurately known facts, from their organization into a body of knowledge, in which the inter-relationship of the measured facts is the dominant consideration." - Robert Watson-Watt

"Science is not a body of facts. Science is a state of mind. It is a way of viewing the world, of facing reality square on but taking nothing on its face. It is about attacking a problem with the most manicured of claws and tearing it down into sensible, edible pieces." - Natalie Angier

"Regrets are as personal as fingerprints. Discarding what is vain or false, facing the facts that should truly disturb your conscience, is worth whatever time it takes or pain it may cause. It can pay to the future what you owe to the past." - Margaret Culkin Banning

"Men, believing in myths, will always fear something terrible, everlasting punishment as certain or probable . . . Men base all these fears not on mature opinions, but on irrational fancies, that they are more disturbed by fear of the unknown than by facing facts. Peace of mind lies in being delivered from all these fears." - Epicurus

"My long struggles as a soldier of the Chinese Revolution have forced me to realize the necessity of facing hard facts. There will be neither peace, nor hope, nor future for any of us unless we honestly aim at political, social and economic justice for all peoples of the world, great and small." - Chiang Kaishek

"The struggles I'm facing The chances I'm taking Sometimes might knock me down But no, I'm not breaking." - Miley Cyrus

"You can always improve your situation. But you do so by facing it, not by running away." - Brad Warner

"Faith doesn't mean an absence of fear. It means facing fear and trusting that God's goodness is greater." - Matt Chandler

"We have to face the reality of climate change. It is arguably the biggest threat we are facing today." - William Hague

"We are facing extreme volatility." - Carlos Ghosn

"The world is facing a new networked, digital lifestyle, and we will ensure that Canon remains ahead of the game." - Fujio Mitarai

"My facts shall be falsehoods to the common sense. I would so state facts that they shall be significant, shall be myths or mythologies. Facts which the mind perceived, thoughts which the body thought - with these I deal." - Henry David Thoreau

"Facts are facts! And if they're impossible, they're still facts!" - Murray Leinster

"That's the kind of ad I like, facts, facts, facts." - Samuel Goldwyn

"People don't ask for facts in making up their minds. They would rather have one good, soul - satisfying emotion than a dozen facts." - Robert Keith Leavitt

"You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will ever be of any service to them. Stick to Facts, sir!" - Charles Dickens

"I knew the facts of death before I knew the facts of life. There never was a time when I didn't see the skull beneath the skin." - P D James

"If the modern leader doesn't know the facts, he is in grave trouble, but rarely do the facts provide unqualified guidance." - John W Gardner

"Facts are almost irrelevant to most people. We make decisions based on emotion and then justify them later with whatever facts we can scrounge up in our defense." - Paul Rusesabagina

"But facts are facts and flinch not." - Robert Browning

"The New Yorker has devoted itself for 59 years not only to facts and literal accuracy but to truth. And truth begins, journalistically, with the facts." - William Shawn

"Alternative facts are not facts. They're falsehoods." - Chuck Todd

"No, you don't want the American people to hear what the facts are, Helen, and I'm going to tell them the facts." - Scott Mcclellan

"You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have the facts, you cannot make proper judgments about what is going on." - Harry S Truman

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"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." - John Adams

"The more facts you tell, the more you sell. An advertisement's chance for success invariably increases as the number of pertinent merchandise facts included in the advertisement increases." - Charles Edwards

"Advocates of unrestricted abortion do not want the public to focus on these undeniable facts of fetal development, but the facts cannot be ignored." - Robert Casey

"That's always the most productive research - research into tone, into voice. Facts are nice, too, but facts are more raw material than creative inspiration." - Jonathan Dee

"You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on." - Harry S Truman

"Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts." - Garry Winogrand

"I had the lonely child's habit of making up stories and holding conversations with imaginary persons, and I think from the very start my literary ambitions were mixed up with the feeling of being isolated and undervalued. I knew that I had a facility with words and a power of facing unpleasant facts, and I felt that this created a sort of private world in which I could get my own back for my failure in everyday life." - George Orwell

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

"These, Gentlemen, are the opinions upon which I base my facts." - Winston Churchill

"The most difficult We do not deal in facts when we are contemplating ourselves." - Mark Twain

"The first and most fundamental rule is: Consider social facts as things." - Emile Durkheim

"Birth, and copulation, and death; that's all the facts when you come to brass tacks." - T S Eliot

"At least I know I'm bewildered about the really fundamental and important facts of the universe." - Terry Pratchett

"Facts and theories are different things, not rungs in a hierarchy of increasing certainty. Facts are the world's data. Theories are structures of ideas that explain and interpret facts. Facts do not go away while scientists debate rival theories for explaining them. Einstein's theory of gravitation replaced Newton's, but apples did not suspend themselves in mid-air pending the outcome." - Stephen Jay Gould

"Facts do not 'speak for themselves'; they are read in the light of theory." - Stephen Jay Gould

"Facts and truth really don't have much to do with each other." - William Faulkner

"A world of facts lies outside and beyond the world of words." - Thomas Huxley

"Facts may be colored by the personalities of the people who present them." - Reginald Rose

"A man who has bought a theory will fight a vigorous rearguard action against the facts." - Joseph Alsop

"The past is made out of facts...I guess the future is just hope." - Isaac Marion

"We always question the bonafides of the man who tells us unpleasant facts." - R.K. Narayan

"Whenever two hypotheses cover the facts, use the simpler of the two." - William of Ockham

"Any clod can have the facts, but having opinions is an art." - Charles Mccabe

"We make to ourselves pictures of facts. The picture is a model of reality" - Wright Morris

"Let us keep our mouths shut and our pens dry until we know the facts." - Anton Julius Carlson

"Trivial facts are often the best hints to what is going on." - John Roberts

"The man who questions opinions is wise. The man who quarrels with facts is a fool." - Frank Garbutt

"Practical observation commonly consists of collecting a few facts and loading them with guesses." - Anonymous

"You're entitled to your own opinions. Your are not entitled to your own facts." - Anonymous

"Prejudice is a great timesaver. It enables you to form opinions without bothering to get facts." - Anonymous

"But facts are chiels that winna ding, An downa be disputed." - Robert Burns

"Every fact that is learned becomes a key to other facts." - Edward Livingston Youmans

"Facts do not 'speak for themselves', they are read in the light of theory." - Stephen Jay Gould

"If the brutal facts are not faced by leaders, the brutal reality sets in." - Andy Grove

"I know all about the facts of life, and I don't think much of them." - Dodie Smith

"Facts always are sensational." - Saul Bellow



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