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If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.

Tags: Change, Funny  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.

Tags: Greatest, Science  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native criminal class except Congress.

Tags: Congress, Except  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.

Tags: Statistics, Stubborn  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

Tags: Funny, Please  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Facts are stubborn things.

Tags: Stubborn  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

I believe that historians and analysts of historical events need the authority of facts supplied by living witnesses to the events, which they make their subject.

Tags: Authority, Living  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

When you seek advice, do not withhold any facts from the person whose advice you seek.

Tags: Advice, Whose  ✍ Author: Tammy Faye Bakker

Don't confuse facts with reality.

Tags: Confuse, Reality  ✍ Author: Robert Ballard

Facts are not interesting to me.

 ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, to imagine your facts is another.

Tags: Another, Treat  ✍ Author: John Burroughs

My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts.

Tags: Become, Mind  ✍ Author: Charles Darwin

I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.

Tags: Machine, Observing  ✍ Author: Charles Darwin

Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them.

Tags: Sense, Treating  ✍ Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Nothing matters but the facts. Without them, the science of criminal investigation is nothing more than a guessing game.

Tags: Game, Science  ✍ Author: Blake Edwards

Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them.

Tags: Careful, God  ✍ Author: Kim Edwards

In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled.

Tags: Strangled, Truth  ✍ Author: John Eldredge

A man is the whole encyclopedia of facts.

Tags: Whole  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is a historian, anyway? It is someone who uses facts to record the development of humanity.

Tags: Humanity, Someone  ✍ Author: Lion Feuchtwanger

As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use.

Tags: Disbelieve, Rule  ✍ Author: Gustave Flaubert

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

Tags: Wrong  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten.

Tags: Happened, True  ✍ Author: Neil Gaiman

I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts.

Tags: Learn, Research  ✍ Author: Bill Gates

I have barely time to give you a brief statement of facts as I find them.

Tags: Give, Time  ✍ Author: John White Geary

The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.

Tags: Opinion, Science  ✍ Author: William E. Gladstone
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Labour have been listening for too long to the so-called experts who think that competition is a dirty word and that communicating facts to our children is elitist.

Tags: Children, Word  ✍ Author: William Hague

Theories that go counter to the facts of human nature are foredoomed.

Tags: Human, Nature  ✍ Author: Edith Hamilton

Mankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other.

Tags: Ideas, Single  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Tags: Exist, Ignored  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

We talked about the Internet and Wikipedia and how facts and history are being collectively created online.

Tags: History, Internet  ✍ Author: Joichi Ito

It's extremely damaging to a fair trial to have people reaching judgment about the case in the newspapers and on the radio before the facts are heard in a case.

Tags: Fair, Heard  ✍ Author: Bill James

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

Tags: Almost, Religious  ✍ Author: William James

One of the most obvious facts about grown-ups, to a child, is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.

Tags: Child, Forgotten  ✍ Author: Randall Jarrell

Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.

Tags: Change, Face  ✍ Author: Soren Kierkegaard

No religious position is loyally served by refusing to consider annoying theories which may well turn out to be facts.

Tags: May, Religious  ✍ Author: Johann Heinrich Lambert

Attitudes are more important than facts.

Tags: Attitude, Attitudes  ✍ Author: George MacDonald

People who disagree on important issues don't agree on the facts.

Tags: Agree, Issues  ✍ Author: Rachel Maddow

When you think of how history is revealed, we know certain things to be facts at certain periods of time, which turn out not to be so factual as time marches on.

Tags: History, Time  ✍ Author: John Malkovich

My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.

Tags: Fool, Music  ✍ Author: Bob Marley

We do not talk - we bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines and digests.

Tags: Another, Talk  ✍ Author: Henry Miller

An autobiography can distort; facts can be realigned. But fiction never lies: it reveals the writer totally.

Tags: Lies, Writer  ✍ Author: V. S. Naipaul

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

Tags: Disappear, Likes  ✍ Author: Jawaharlal Nehru

The historian is terribly responsible to what he can discern are the facts of the case, but he's nothing if he doesn't make out a case.

Tags: Case, Discern  ✍ Author: Howard Nemerov

Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not... We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them.

Tags: Cannot, Change  ✍ Author: John Henry Newman

There are no facts, only interpretations.

 ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Tags: Eternal, Truths  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

There's only one side with me. You get the right side. You get the correct version of the facts.

Tags: Correct, Side  ✍ Author: Kevin O\'Leary

I think the facts reveal that the European partners have taken extraordinary measures to help Greece address its problems.

Tags: Help, Problems  ✍ Author: Lucas Papademos

The safest words are always those which bring us most directly to facts.

Tags: Bring, Words  ✍ Author: Trey Parker

I did have a Twitter account that I tried for a couple days, but found I had nothing to say. There are some interesting facts I could share, but I don't want to share that part of myself.

Tags: Days, Found  ✍ Author: Jim Parsons

If observed facts of undoubted accuracy will not fit any of the alternatives it leaves open, the system itself is in need of reconstruction.

Tags: Open, System  ✍ Author: Talcott Parsons

Empirical interest will be in the facts so far as they are relevant to the solution of these problems.

Tags: Far, Problems  ✍ Author: Talcott Parsons

The importance of certain problems concerning the facts will be inherent in the structure of the system.

Tags: Problems, System  ✍ Author: Talcott Parsons

A theoretical system does not merely state facts which have been observed and that logically deducible relations to other facts which have also been observed.

Tags: State, System  ✍ Author: Talcott Parsons

If we knew about the real facts and statistics of mortality, we'd be terrified.

Tags: Knew, Real  ✍ Author: Aron Ralston

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

Tags: Government, Politics  ✍ Author: Will Rogers

People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe.

Tags: Accept, Truth  ✍ Author: Andy Rooney

The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions.

Tags: Science, Work  ✍ Author: John Ruskin

The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts.

Tags: Emotions, Knowledge  ✍ Author: Bertrand Russell

When I was there, something clicked in my head; I found myself interviewing people, searching out facts and figures. Later on I became much more self-conscious of what I was doing.

Tags: Found, Head  ✍ Author: Steve Sabol

Diplomats make it their business to conceal the facts.

Tags: Business, Conceal  ✍ Author: Margaret Sanger

Theory helps us to bear our ignorance of facts.

Tags: Ignorance, Theory  ✍ Author: George Santayana

The French people need to have all the facts so they can choose. And I won't be running away from it or hiding from it.

Tags: Away, Won  ✍ Author: Nicolas Sarkozy

Facts are many, but the truth is one.

Tags: Truth  ✍ Author: Rabindranath Tagore

Since the masses are always eager to believe something, for their benefit nothing is so easy to arrange as facts.

Tags: Easy, Since  ✍ Author: Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Ignoring facts does not make them go away.

Tags: Away, Ignoring  ✍ Author: Fran Tarkenton

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.

Tags: Cannot, Unless  ✍ Author: Harry S. Truman

The truth is more important than the facts.

Tags: Truth  ✍ Author: Frank Lloyd Wright

Seek truth from facts.

Tags: Seek, Truth  ✍ Author: Deng Xiaoping

Pessimism only describes an attitude, and not facts, and hence is entirely subjective.

Tags: Attitude, Pessimism  ✍ Author: Francis Parker Yockey

To the fantastic mental illness of Rationalism, hard facts are regrettable things, and to talk about them is to create them.

Tags: Hard, Talk  ✍ Author: Francis Parker Yockey

These are facts, these are not imaginary things.

Tags: Imaginary  ✍ Author: Wayne Allard

Legends are material to be moulded, and not facts to be recorded.

Tags: Legends, Material  ✍ Author: Hervey Allen

The facts of life are very stubborn things.

Tags: Life, Stubborn  ✍ Author: Cleveland Amory

It desirable to add one or two facts bearing on the domestic political aspects of the problem.

Tags: Political, Problem  ✍ Author: Dave Anderson

There is other disturbing facts surround the hideous 911 attacks, which my family and I could see from the third floor bathroom window of our homes!

Tags: Family, Third  ✍ Author: Amiri Baraka

The interpretation of facts in a certain way stimulates other scientists' thoughts.

Tags: Scientists, Thoughts  ✍ Author: Robert Barany

Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.

Tags: Opinion, Wrong  ✍ Author: Bernard Baruch

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

Tags: Judgment  ✍ Author: Bernard Baruch

A lawyer's performance in the courtroom is responsible for about 25 percent of the outcome; the remaining 75 percent depends on the facts.

Tags: Lawyer, Percent  ✍ Author: Melvin Belli

If you want to hear the facts, you are going to have to let me speak.

Tags: Hear, Speak  ✍ Author: Jaime Herrera Beutler

The facts of Watergate have been wildly exaggerated.

Tags: Watergate, Wildly  ✍ Author: Conrad Black

The historian is, by definition, absolutely incapable of observing the facts which he examines.

Tags: Incapable, Observing  ✍ Author: Marc Bloch

I want this book to be facts, to be important, to be history.

Tags: Book, History  ✍ Author: Anatoli Boukreev

Decisions should be based on facts, objectively considered.

Tags: Based, Decisions  ✍ Author: Marvin Bower

Mr. Speaker, the Delaware River deepening project is important for my constituents, for our region and for the entire nation. I trust that, when they examine the facts about it, every one of my colleagues will join me in supporting it.

Tags: Nation, Trust  ✍ Author: Robert Brady

Independence means you decide according to the law and the facts.

Tags: Law, Means  ✍ Author: Stephen Breyer

Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.

Tags: Away, Trust  ✍ Author: Joyce Brothers

There I was limited to what happened the same way I am with Riel. It doesn't feel like a great burden to have your story, to some degree, set. I am enjoying figuring out what I think is the most dramatic way of telling this set of historical facts.

Tags: Great, Story  ✍ Author: Chester Brown

Dick Durbin's a worthy opponent on any debate. He's very intelligent, quick. Knows his facts and puts them forward well.

Tags: Forward, Knows  ✍ Author: Sam Brownback

Learners are encouraged to discover facts and relationships for themselves.

Tags: Discover, Themselves  ✍ Author: Jerome Bruner

I don't use composers. I research music the way I research the photographs or the facts in my scripts.

Tags: Music, Research  ✍ Author: Ken Burns

Sometimes paranoia's just having all the facts.

Tags: Paranoia, Sometimes  ✍ Author: William S. Burroughs

What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.

Tags: Fact, Point  ✍ Author: Bliss Carman

Intelligent people tend to talk about the facts. They don't sit around and call each other names. That's what you can find on a third grade playground.

Tags: Call, Talk  ✍ Author: Benjamin Carson

You may have read that I went to M.I.T. In 1982 I filled out a Who's Who survey with joking responses, and they never bothered to check the facts.

Tags: May, Read  ✍ Author: Chevy Chase

The jury has the right to determine both the law and the facts.

Tags: Both, Law  ✍ Author: Samuel Chase

I don't need validation, recognition or praise. What I need are facts and the facts are that one of my books gets sold, somewhere in the world, every second.

Tags: Books, Second  ✍ Author: Julia Child

I am appreciative of the Bush administration's commitment to fair trade by looking at the facts in this case and ruling affirmatively for the implementation of quotas in this specific category.

Tags: Fair, Looking  ✍ Author: Howard Coble

General principles... are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree are to its leaves.

Tags: General, Tree  ✍ Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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