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

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get em, get em right, or they will get you wrong.
No facts are to me sacred; none are profane; I simply experiment, an endless seeker, with no past at my back.
Facts and truth really don't have much to do with each other.
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
Facts don't cease to exist because they are ignored.
If a man will kick a fact out of the window, when he comes back he finds it again in the chimney corner.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
We should keep so close to facts that we never have to remember the second time what we said the first time.
The sky is not less blue because the blind man does not see it.
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.
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.
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
The best current evidence is that media are mere vehicles that deliver instruction but do not influence student achievement any more than the truck that delivers groceries causes change in our nutrition.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
It is the spirit of the age to believe that any fact, no matter how suspect, is superior to any imaginative exercise, no matter how true.
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.
It may be said with a degree of assurance that not everything that meets the eye is as it appears.
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.
Facts have a cruel way of substituting themselves for fancies. There is nothing more remorseless, just as there is nothing more helpful, than truth.
Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It is itself almost religious. Our scientific temper is devout.
The fatal futility of Fact.
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.
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.
A concept is stronger than a fact.
Every fact is related on one side to sensation, and, on the other, to morals. The game of thought is, on the appearance of one of these two sides, to find the other; given the upper, to find the under side.
There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact.
Now, what I want is, facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will ever be of any service to them. This is the principle on which I bring up my own children, and this is the principle on which I bring up these children. Stick to Facts, sir!
Conclusive facts are inseparable from inconclusive except by a head that already understands and knows.
People can refute your facts, but never your feelings.
A fact in itself is nothing. It is valuable only for the idea attached to it, or for the proof which it furnishes.
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.
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
Facts are generally overesteemed. For most practical purposes, a thing is what men think it is. When they judged the earth flat, it was flat. As long as men thought slavery tolerable, tolerable it was. We live down here among shadows, shadows among shadows.
Never forget the facts are important but it's the opinion of the facts that causes comment.
It is easier to believe a lie that one has heard a thousand times than to believe a fact that no one has heard before.