Facts are stubborn things. [ Smollett or Le Sage or Elliot ]
All that I know is, that the facts I state
Are true as truth has ever been of late. [ Byron ]
The facts don't agree with the statements. [ Cicero ]
One fact is better than one hundred analogies.
There is nothing I know of so sublime as a fact. [ George Canning ]
To all facts there are laws,
The effect has its cause, and I mount to the cause. [ Lord Lytton ]
Some people have a peculiar faculty for denying facts. [ G. D. Prentice ]
Every fact that is learned becomes a key to other facts. [ Edward L. Youmans ]
Facts are plain spoken; hopes and figures are its aversion. [ Addison ]
The safest words are always those which bring us most directly to facts. [ Charles H. Parkhurst ]
Ten Things To Do.
Do good to all.
Speak evil of none.
Hear and know the facts before judging.
Think before speaking.
Hold an angry tongue.
Be kind to the distressed.
Ask pardon for all wrongs.
Be patient toward everybody.
Stop the ears to a tale-bearer.
Disbelieve most of the ill reports concerning friends, neighbors, and people in general.
From principles is derived probability; but truth, or certainty, is obtained only from facts.
The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions. [ Ruskin ]
Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away. [ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey ]
He knows very little of mankind who expects, by facts or reasoning, to convince a determined party-man. [ Lavater ]
In matters of fact, they say there is some credit to be given to the testimony of men, but not in matters of judgment. [ Hooker ]
Science is the knowledge of constant things, not merely of passing events, and is properly less the knowledge of general laws than of existing facts. [ John Ruskin ]
Man is saved by love and duty, and by the hope that springs from duty, or rather from the moral facts of consciousness, as a flower springs from the soil. [ Amiel ]
No belief of ours will change the facts or reverse the laws of the spiritual universe; and it is our first business to discover the laws and to learn how the facts stand. [ Dr. Dale ]
Man is the whole encyclopedia of facts. The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn; and Egypt, Greece, Rome, Gaul, Britain, America, lie enfolded already in the first man. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
Simple creatures, whose thoughts are not taken up, like those of educated people, with the care of a great museum of dead phrases, are very quick to see the live facts which are going on about them. [ Holmes ]
All reasoning is retrospect; it consists in the application of facts and principles previously known. This will show the very great importance of knowledge, especially of that kind called experience. [ J. Foster ]
No picture of life can have any veracity that does not admit the odious facts. A man's power is hooped in by a necessity, which, by many experiments, he touches on every side, until he learns its arc. [ Emerson ]
Commonsense punishes all departures from her, by forcing those who rebel into a desperate war with all facts and experience, and into a still more terrible civil war with each other and with themselves. [ Colton ]
All the other passions condescend at times to accept the inexorable logic of facts; but jealousy looks facts straight in the face, ignores them utterly, and says that she knows a great deal better than they can tell her. [ Helps ]
Commonsense is science exactly so far as it fulfils the ideal of commonsense; that is, sees facts as they are, or at any rate without the distortion of prejudice, and reasons from them in accordance with the dictates of sound judgment. [ Huxley ]
Only well-written works will descend to posterity. Fulness of knowledge, interesting facts, even useful inventions, are no pledge of immortality, for they may be employed by more skilful hands; they are outside the man; the style is the man himself. [ Buffon ]
Truth does not consist in minute accuracy of detail, but in conveying a right impression; and there are vague ways of speaking that are truer than strict facts would be. When the Psalmist said, "Rivers of water run down mine eyes, because men keep not thy law," he did not state the fact but he stated a truth deeper than fact and truer. [ Dean Alford ]
It is the close observation of little things which is the secret of success in business, in art. in science, and in every pursuit in life. Human knowledge is but an accumulation of small facts made by successive generations of men - the little bits of knowledge and experience carefully treasured up by them growing at length into a mighty pyramid. [ Samuel Smiles ]
Facts are to the mind the same thing as food to the body. On the due digestion of facts depends the strength and wisdom of the one, just as vigour and health depend on the other. The wisest in council, the ablest in debate, and the most agreeable in the commerce of life, is that man who has assimilated to his understanding the greatest number of facts. [ Burke ]
It is excellent discipline for an author to feel that he must say all he has to say in the fewest possible words, or his reader is sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words, or his reader will certainly misunderstand them. Generally, also, a downright fact may be told in a plain way; and we want downright facts at present more than anything else. [ Ruskin ]