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I often wish that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.

Oh, don't tell me of facts -- I never believe facts: you know Canning said nothing was so fallacious as facts, except figures.
She always says, my lord, that facts are like cows. If you look them in the face hard enough they generally run away.
Comment is free but facts are sacred.
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.
I might show facts as plain as day: but, since your eyes are blind, you'd say, Where? What? and turn away.
The facts are always friendly, every bit of evidence one can acquire, in any area, leads one that much closer to what is true.
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.
Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.
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.
The ultimate umpire of all things in life is -- fact.
One precedent creates another and they soon accumulate and constitute law. What yesterday was a fact, today is doctrine.
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.
A world of facts lies outside and beyond the world of words.
Facts are counterrevolutionary.
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.
The facts: nothing matters but the facts: worship of the facts leads to everything, to happiness first of all and then to wealth.
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.
Anyone who knows a strange fact shares in its singularity.
To some lawyers, all facts are created equal.
Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts.
Facts are the most important thing in business. Study facts and do more than is expected of you.
Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them.
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
I grow daily to honor facts more and more, and theory less and less. A fact, it seems to me, is a great thing -- a sentence printed, if not by God, then at least by the Devil.
What are your historical Facts; still more your biographical? Wilt thou know a man by stringing-together beadrolls of what thou namest Facts?
Facts in books, statistics in encyclopedias, the ability to use them in men's heads.
Remember son, many a good story has been ruined by over verification.
The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions.
Facts can't be recounted; much less twice over, and far less still by different persons. I've already drummed that thoroughly into your head. What happens is that your wretched memory remembers the words and forgets what's behind them.
If you get all the facts, your judgment can be right; if you don't get all the facts, it can't be right.
Men on their side must force themselves for a while to lay their notions by and begin to familiarize themselves with facts.
Twenty children can never play together for twenty years
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not to their own facts.

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