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If you just do a Google search and type in ‘smoking‘ or ‘lung cancer‘, you will be barraged with never ending facts and numbers, like how one in every three Americans is affected by lung disease and how COPD is the third leading cause of death and if you get lung cancer the odds are 95% that you will die.
Thanks to our modern era, facts are incredibly easy to come by. A few web searches for your subject matter, and you have all the information you could dream of.
The imaginations which people have of one another are the solid facts of society.
Many think of memory as rote learning, a linear stuffing of the brain with facts, where understanding is irrelevant. When you teach it properly, with imagination and association, understanding becomes a part of it.
The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions.
The prosecution has to go with the evidence and the facts and tell the story as it happened. The defense has more creative freedom. All you have to do is look for a defense that works. But it doesn’t have to be the truth. Sometimes you get lucky and it is, but sometimes you don’t, and either way, it doesn’t matter.
After the fighting is done, and even when it’s still happening, apologies are often needed for the recounting of bare facts. Sometimes bare facts feel unpatriotic.
America’s demographic shift was obvious to everyone in the 2010 Census – but Republicans stubbornly rejected math, facts, and polls to their electoral peril. While Republicans tailored their platform by and for the pale stale and male, among us, Obama and Democrats are embracing America’s diverse mosaic.
Look at the facts as they truly are, not as you want them to be.
Facts and particulars annoy me.
It is one of the little known facts about modern Scottish politics that it is not quite as cut-throat as people think it is.
I’m a ‘just the facts, ma’am’ kind of guy.
Facts are often complicated.
I don’t believe people are interested in dates and facts. I don’t think it is interesting to say what it is to be this person or that, but I do believe it is entertaining and perhaps even of value to express how it is to be that person.
Investing is about predicting the future, and the future is inherently unpredictable. Therefore, the only way you can do better is to assess all the facts and truly know what you know and know what you don’t know. That’s your probability edge.
People often talk about parachute journalism, but one of the skills that you get when you are a correspondent is the ability to look at facts fast and work out what the story is.
News reports don’t change the world. Only facts change it, and those have already happened when we get the news.
Proceeding further, to inquire whether the facts related by the Four Evangelists are proved by competent and satisfactory evidence, we are led, first, to consider on which side lies the burden of establishing the credibility of the witnesses.
As for gun control advocates, I have no hope whatever that any facts whatever will make the slightest dent in their thinking – or lack of thinking.
If you get all the facts, your judgment can be right; if you don’t get all the facts, it can’t be right.
Justice can only be dispensed when you have all the facts in front of you.
‘Zero Dark Thirty’ is a great piece of filmmaking and does a valuable public service by raising difficult questions most Hollywood movies shy away from, but as of this writing, it seems that one of its central themes – that torture was instrumental to tracking down bin Laden – is not supported by the facts.
Influential people aren’t buffeted by the latest trend or by public opinion. They form their opinions carefully, based on the facts. They’re more than willing to change their mind when the facts support it, but they aren’t influenced by what other people think – only by what they know.
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.
When I looked further into my mother‘s history, I realised that her anxieties and her neuroses could be accounted for by facts from a very early age. Her parents, William Henry Jones and Sarah Emily, were desperately poor.
There’s only one side with me. You get the right side. You get the correct version of the facts.
We have a habit of turning to scientists when we want factual answers and artists when we want entertainment, but where are the facts about the nature of the self? Neurologists peering at PET scans and fMRIs know they aren’t seeing the soul in there.
I’m saying that when a publicly traded company says something doesn’t make a difference in terms of their investments, I trust that they are representing those facts accurately.
It’s great that people get together and collaborate, talk about the facts and the analysis, all in the interest of having a great financial system.
Facts from paper are not the same as facts from people. The reliability of the people giving you the facts is as important as the facts themselves.
I think most things I read on the Internet and in newspapers are propaganda. Everyone from the ‘New York Times‘ to Rupert Murdoch has a point of view and is putting forth their own propaganda. They’re stuck with the facts as they are, but the way they interpret and frame them is wildly different.
I like smart movies about smart people, and enjoy it when most of the facts are on the table and we can contemplate them together.
The facts are the vice president‘s company that he was CEO of, that did business with sworn enemies of the United States, paid millions of dollars in fines for providing false financial information, it’s under investigation for bribing foreign officials.
When it comes to Republican debates, fibs and fits come first; facts come last.
To clarify the facts to everyone, yes, I did have a heart attack. I was on a plane leaving from Los Angeles, CA, heading to Secaucus, NJ, for a comic convention when I started to feel some discomfort in my chest.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
Science class is traditionally taught as science history class – you learn all these facts that someone else discovered, which you need to know, but that’s not really an inspiring way to learn science.
There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.
I remember lying on the floor of my room, staring at a black-and-white television for most of the ’80s – watching ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ ‘Facts of Life,’ ‘Silver Spoons,’ Saturday morning cartoons, and ‘Murder, She Wrote’ while eating an insane amount of Stouffer’s French bread pizza. I was sucked into it all.
In so far as such a theory is empirically correct it will also tell us what empirical facts it should be possible to observe in a given set of circumstances.
Questions are often more effective than statements in moving others. Or to put it more appropriately, since the research shows that when the facts are on your side, questions are more persuasive than statements, don’t you think you should be pitching more with questions?
You need to have the advice from experienced people coming from different kinds of educational and backgrounds in general, and then you can make a decision. But you need people around you that you trust to give you advice, and you need to make sure that the facts of the case are presented.
The nice thing about the Bible is it doesn’t give you too many facts. Two an a half lines and it tells you the whole story and that leaves you a great deal of freedom to elaborate on how it might have happened.
Ever since childhood, I’ve been interested in history and myth. Not just the facts and figures of the past, but everything that contributes to shape our perception of an age: architecture, art, literature and so forth.
Facts are God‘s arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them.
Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts.
The way to connect with voters on the plan is to simply give the facts. Fifty per cent of taxpayers pay 97 per cent of the taxes. By most people’s standards, that’s already fair. The President is playing the class warfare card because he knows that a lot of people may never hear that particular fact. But it’s a fact.
I’m not trying to uncover the facts of my life but to discover the dramatic truth of the situations I was in.
Do not be intimidated. Go where the story goes. Report the facts. Make sure you’ve got it right. And don’t let things that the president says or that the White House does throw you off your game.
If we had failed to pursue the facts as far as they led, we would have denied the public any knowledge of an unprecedented scheme of political surveillance and sabotage.
This paradigm of the war on terror, connecting all kinds of armed resistance around the globe in one huge ideological framework, as a new ideology at a stage in history when most of the major ideologies are gone, does not reflect the facts on the ground.
Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.
Real education is about genuine understanding and the ability to figure things out on your own; not about making sure every 7th grader has memorized all the facts some bureaucrats have put in the 7th grade curriculum.
To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, to imagine your facts is another.
It doesn’t seem to matter how often vaccines are proved safe or supplements are shown to offer nothing of value. When people don’t like facts, they ignore them.
The simple facts of Chadian life – what it takes to survive in that kind of climate with nothing but a hut and some animals – stunned me. And this made me realize, perhaps for the first time, how easy my life was compared to those of people in less privileged societies.
In writing my historical novels, I have to rely upon my imagination to a great extent. I think of it as ‘filling in the blanks.’ Medieval chroniclers could be callously indifferent to the needs of future novelists. But I think there is a great difference between filling in the blanks and distorting known facts.
The facts are plain: Religious leaders who preside over marriage ceremonies must and will be guided by what they believe. If they do not wish to celebrate marriages for same-sex couples, that is their right. The Supreme Court says so. And the Charter says so.
That’s the thing about business. Facts and numbers and results actually count. It’s not just about words as it is in politics.
The facts tell us that no religious Faith releases – or ever has released at any moment in History – a higher degree of warmth, a more intense dynamism of unification than the Christianity of our own day – and the more Catholic it is, the truer my words.
Attitudes are more important than facts.
Having to censor yourself – whether it’s lying at the water cooler about how you spent your weekend, scrubbing your Facebook page of any revealing facts, or pretending to be with someone you aren’t – is the antithesis of our foundation as a nation based on freedom of expression and association.
We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
Every science consists in the coordination of facts; if the different observations were entirely isolated, there would be no science.
For me, the facts in anything are always secondary. You don’t lie convincingly with the truth. You lie convincingly with being a good liar.
Thanks to postmodernism, we tend to see all facts as meaningless trivia, no one more vital than any other. Yet this disregard for facts qua facts is intellectually crippling. Facts are the raw material of thought, and the knowledge of significant facts makes sophisticated thought possible.
I am not a great theologian. I know there is a theological concept called invincible ignorance in which a strong enough faith binds you to any facts to the contrary.
To do so, we are creating a Fairness for Switzerland Committee that will not only disseminate some of the facts, but also protect a relationship that is important to all of us in North America.
The world is so heavily influenced by technology, and it has started to feel like it’s not on solid ground. The world has become unreliable, unknowable. Facts are vulnerable, and things you have come to rely on are no longer there.
I have a lot of faith in President Obama. The thing that seems to be true of him is that he doesn’t speak when you would expect him to speak. He’s very measured in his response to things. He likes to get all the facts first before he shoots his mouth off. It makes me crazy; it makes a lot of people crazy.
‘Facts of Life’ was and continues to be a milestone on my journey. But when people act like the journey ended when ‘Facts of Life’ ended, that’s annoying. I could never and would never want to divorce myself from it because it was such a great experience from so many different facets.
I have learned that the state of Israel cannot be ruled in our generation without deceit and adventurism. These are historical facts that cannot be altered.
We ask the great masses of India to be patient a short time longer, while the cause of freedom is being fought out, not because we want to delay, but because the hard facts of war make a complete change impossible at the moment.
Architecture depends on facts, but its real field of activity lies in the realm of the significance.
Surely it is time to examine into the meaning of words and the nature of things, and to arrive at simple facts, not received upon the dictum of learned authorities, but upon attentive personal observation of what is passing around us.
I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
Both poker and investing are games of incomplete information. You have a certain set of facts and you are looking for situations where you have an edge, whether the edge is psychological or statistical.
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.
Lawsuits are rare and catastrophic experiences for the vast majority of men, and even when the catastrophe ensues, the controversy relates most often not to the law, but to the facts. In countless litigations, the law Is so clear that judges have no discretion.
Now, I know among the politically correct, you’re not supposed to use facts that are uncomfortable.
Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.
September 11 was horrific, but I’ve been through enough crises before that I had my own pattern as to how to collect facts, what a leader should do, how to communicate with people, how to set up operating mechanisms to work our way through it.
Historical facts are the vital framework around which non-fiction writers construct their narratives; they are, quite simply, indispensable.
Amazon is now the definitive source for data about whole sets of products – fungible consumer products. EBay is the authoritative source for the secondary market of those products. Google is the authority for information about facts, but they’re relatively undifferentiated.
The media tends to report rumors, speculations, and projections as facts… How does the media do this? By quoting some ‘expert‘… you can always find some expert who will say something hopelessly hopeless about anything.
The facts of science are real enough, and so are the techniques that scientists use, and so are the technologies based on them. But the belief system that governs conventional scientific thinking is an act of faith.
I tend to research as I write so that the narrative can take priority, which is important for a piece of fiction, I think, finding out facts as and when I need to.
Trump has made claims about himself – about his charitable giving, his business success, even the size of the crowd at his inauguration – that are not supported by the facts.
People know the facts of a story just as well as the people on TV do, and they have more platforms to hold the media accountable when they don’t get it right. We are a world full of media experts. That’s a great thing.
Civil libertarians have raised concerns that some of the Patriot Act‘s provisions infringe on Constitutional rights. Those concerns are not supported by the facts.
The facts of the fossil record never justified denying poor people a healthy diet. The facts of the weather record do not justify denying poor people affordable energy. And no set of facts, whatever they may be, can justify denying scientists – or anyone else, for that matter – the right to free speech.
Indeed, we might all forget where we have been if we didn’t have somebody to assemble and arrange the little blocks called facts from which history is constructed, artfully or less so.
What is a historian, anyway? It is someone who uses facts to record the development of humanity.
You’re under pressure when you produce facts. You’re working with facts in journalism, but you’re under all kinds of formal constraints; there are expectations.
It’s kind of hard to tell your life story and state all facts and it still be sweet.
History is the history of human behavior, and human behavior is the raw material of fiction. Most people recognize that novelists do research to get the facts right – how a glove factory works, for example, or how courtesans in imperial Japan dressed.
The importance of the facts testified, and their relations to the affairs of the soul, and the life to come, can make no difference in the principles or the mode of weighing the evidence.
Hope is not the basis for policy. Wise policymakers analyze major issues such as immigration carefully and look at facts and probabilities instead of just hoping for the best.
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.
I think Chinese leadership is trying to tell the world they have another set of logic or reasoning or values which are different from yours. Of course, I don’t think they believe that. It’s just an argument that’s made when you can’t confront the truth and facts. They really want to maintain power.
The true facts are not always obvious. They often have to be looked for.
I feel that historical novelists owe it to our readers to try to be as historically accurate as we can with the known facts. Obviously, we have to fill in the blanks. And then in the final analysis, we’re drawing upon our own imaginations. But I think that readers need to be able to trust an author.
I would say in just about every investigation we have, there will be differences of opinion, where you have partial facts, as to what those facts mean.
Using cold facts and figures, leaders throughout the West must become more transparent with their citizens in explaining their decisions and their choices in global markets.
I would never have been a good reporter because I am not accurate regarding facts.
Science is knowledge arranged and classified according to truth, facts, and the general laws of nature.
A stupid person is someone who has the facts, who has the proper information, and still makes the wrong decision.
You turn on the news, there’re no facts anymore. ‘Here’s what’s happening today,’ and then you cut to thirty minutes of people in little boxes, little windows, telling you their opinions on it. It seems like all the news is going on in the ticker-tape on the bottom of the news. It’s all opinion, it’s all editorial.
To solve a problem it is necessary to think. It is necessary to think even to decide what facts to collect.
The wise policymaker doesn’t assume that any policy adopted in good faith will have good results. Instead, he or she weighs the likely outcome of any new policy based on facts and experience – not sentiments and dreams.
The simple facts are these: We need higher standards in our schools, and we need to hold teachers accountable for the outcomes in their classrooms.
When we come into the NSC, everybody has different opinions. At the end of the day, we present the president with all the facts. We let him make the decision. And we all, as a team, go out and support that decision.
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.
Quite frankly, I’m a member of the investigative committee, one of the senior members of the panel. I don’t take our investigative facts and information from a magazine or some article.
I don’t use composers. I research music the way I research the photographs or the facts in my scripts.
You can no more bridle passions with logic than you can justify them in the law courts. Passions are facts and not dogmas.
Thanks to secondary education and the Internet, we’re all knowledgeable now – if knowledge means the accumulation of facts. Curators are those who know how to maneuver around that knowledge.
The most obvious purpose of college education is to help students acquire information and knowledge by acquainting them with facts, theories, generalizations, principles, and the like. This purpose scarcely requires justification.
I recognize the unknowing, involuntary effect that ‘Facts of Life’ had and continues to have on several generations of people.
Hersh’s account of the bin Laden raid is a farrago of nonsense that is contravened by a multitude of eyewitness accounts, inconvenient facts, and simple common sense.
I have no problem twisting the facts if it’s the only way I can be true to the moment.
The mark of a mature, psychologically healthy mind is indeed the ability to live with uncertainty and ambiguity, but only as much as there really is. Uncertainty is no virtue when the facts are clear, and ambiguity is mere obfuscation when more precise terms are applicable.
If I got my hands on the Mueller report, the thing I’d want to see is what are the reasons why Barr made the conclusion about obstruction of justice that he did? Was it because of the facts? If so, why didn’t he try and interview Trump to learn all the facts?
When it comes to snowing people, one effective technique is to get a whole bunch of verifiable facts right and then add one or two that are untrue.
One of the big concerns is the increasing disrespect for the scientific method and for policies that aren’t based on facts and evidence.
If observed facts of undoubted accuracy will not fit any of the alternatives it leaves open, the system itself is in need of reconstruction.
Without facts you can’t have truth.
Cognitive psychology has shown that the mind best understands facts when they are woven into a conceptual fabric, such as a narrative, mental map, or intuitive theory. Disconnected facts in the mind are like unlinked pages on the Web: They might as well not exist.
My approach has never been to start from theories to arrive at facts, but on the contrary, to try to bring out from the facts the explanatory thread without which they appear incomprehensible and elude effective action.
Despite my firm convictions, I have always been a man who tries to face facts, and to accept the reality of life as new experience and new knowledge unfolds. I have always kept an open mind, a flexibility that must go hand in hand with every form of the intelligent search for truth.
We want the facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don’t it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions.
The acceptance of the facts of African-American history and the African-American historian as a legitimate part of the academic community did not come easily. Slavery ended and left its false images of black people intact.
The hypothesis of surviving intelligence and personality – not only surviving but anxious and able with difficulty to communicate – is the simplest and most straightforward and the only one that fits all the facts.
I think the facts reveal that the European partners have taken extraordinary measures to help Greece address its problems.
Whenever we say a person’s name, notice whether we have stated more than a fact. For example, the judgment, ‘She’s thoughtless‘ goes beyond the facts ‘She said she’d call me and she didn’t.’
I believe what matters are facts and behaviours in our daily life rather than formal gestures.
My humble request to journalists – It only takes one phone call or an email to check facts.
It’s about communication. It’s about honesty. It’s about treating people in the organization as deserving to know the facts. You don’t try to give them half the story. You don’t try to hide the story. You treat them as – as true equals, and you communicate and you communicate and communicate.
Facts are, directors are not thinking of me; they think I only act in my films, because they’re stupid. Or they think I’m a control freak, that I will try to, I don’t know, pimp their scripts and just change everything, which I will never do.
Real history is far more complex and interesting than the simplistic summaries presented in Wikipedia articles. Knowing this allows you to question received wisdom, to challenge ‘facts’ ‘everybody’ knows to be true, and to imagine worlds and characters worthy of our rich historical heritage and our complex selves.
If pro-abortionists want to commit intellectual suicide and deny scientific facts, that’s their problem. But there’s no reason a civilized society should fund their anti-scientific outlook – or accept its inhumane consequences.
Get in the habit of vetting your research as you go – particularly research conducted online. Verify facts from multiple reputable sources before you record them.
People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe.
Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get em, get em right, or they will get you wrong.
Given the knee-jerk patriotism of recent war movies, it’s discouraging to see ‘Windtalkers’ evade pertinent facts that could have recast the doubled-edged issues of racism and loyalty and made them relevant to contemporary times.
I think people do want to cut through the noise, and they do want straight shooters, and they want you to call people out on the facts when the facts are the facts.
I used to have so many opinions before I learned the facts.
A judgment pronounced in accordance with the facts can therefore assign to it an historical place only within that movement of reformation which was brought to a victorious issue by King Josiah.
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.
I tend to think of the reading of any book as preparation for the next reading of it. There are always intervening books or facts or realizations that put a book in another light and make it different and richer the second or the third time.
The pursuit of curiosity about the basic facts of nature has proven, with few exceptions throughout the history of medical science, to be the route by which the successful drugs and devices of modern medicine were discovered.
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.
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.
The importance of certain problems concerning the facts will be inherent in the structure of the system.
I care about facts. I don’t care about your feelings.
Facts have come to light that indicate that a pivotal, close election was likely changed through voter fraud on Nov. 8, 2016: New Hampshire‘s U.S. Senate Seat, and perhaps also New Hampshire’s four electoral college votes in the presidential election.
I think if somebody is so set in their ways about what they feel about something – and you get this a lot in academia, of course, and also different sorts of journalism too – you’re going to sweep under the carpet the facts that don’t suit your thesis. And I think that happens quite a lot in the courtroom, for instance.
In science, we take large numbers of disparate facts and reduce them to see patterns. We use the patterns to reduce the amount of information. It’s the reason we name species and genera and families in biology. It’s also the reason we have names for certain types of geological features and so on in other fields.
I’m not emotional about investments. Investing is something where you have to be purely rational and not let emotion affect your decision making – just the facts.
Some people have facts; these can be proven. Some people have theories; these can be disproven. But people with opinions are mindless and have their minds made up about it.
You need to set a tone at the top that inspires trust – and encourages open and honest 2-way communication. So you hear the brutal facts, and you listen to the good news and the bad news – so that, in the spirit of continuous improvement, you can make changes.
Traditional education is based on facts and figures and passing tests – not on a comprehension of the material and its application to your life.
When student performance shows increases on test scores, that improvement is not associated with an increase in ‘fluid intelligence’ – that is, using logical thinking and problem solving in novel situations, rather than recalling previously learned facts and skills.
Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.
I don’t care that much about rote memorization. An old boyfriend of mine used to get into lacerating arguments with his parents over facts, and I used to watch on in mute astonishment. How could anyone actually argue about something that could be looked up?
Republicans and Democrats have used accounting gimmicks and competing government analyses to deceive the public into believing that 2 + 2 = 6. If our leaders cannot agree on the numbers, if ‘facts’ are fictional, how can they possibly have a substantive debate on solutions?
The interpretation of facts in a certain way stimulates other scientists’ thoughts.
Anything that makes us take more seriously scientists – or economists or chemists or physicists or biologists – I think is helpful in times when things get distorted because of people not paying attention to all the facts.
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.
If there’s ever a place where you can’t argue that you can put the facts over here and the text over there and see if they fit, it is surely in anthropology.
Eventually, while researching, you’ll learn something you didn’t want to know. Some fact that ruins a plotline you had in mind. The good news is that sometimes, learning all the facts can make for a much more interesting story than you originally had in mind.
The facts are always less than what really happened.
Facts can be turned into art if one is artful enough.
People who disagree on important issues don’t agree on the facts.
After the Volcker Fund collapsed, I got another grant from the Lilly Endowment to do a history of the U.S., which I worked on from 1962-66. The original idea was to take the regular facts and put a libertarian assessment on everything.
I’m a working journalist. I’m interested in all points of view, and I draw conclusions based on facts, not just on opinions.
The magic happens when you take facts and figures, features and benefits, decks and PowerPoints – relatively soulless information – and embed them in the telling of a purposeful story. Your ‘tell’ renders an experience to your audience, making the information inside the story memorable, resonant and actionable.
‘Ernest Borgnine’ is sort of my version of Woody Allen’s ‘Purple Rose Of Cairo’ in that it’s about the occasional difficulty of coming to terms with the cold hard facts and the temptation to escape into another world – like movies, for example. I’m a pro at escaping.
Just when we most need to be clearheaded, in order to face the hard facts before us, there is all too frequently a very real inclination to give way to dangerous tendencies merely as an escape from realities.
The world, we are told, was made especially for man – a presumption not supported by all the facts. A numerous class of men are painfully astonished whenever they find anything, living or dead, in all God’s universe, which they cannot eat or render in some way what they call useful to themselves.
If the president is failing to disclose material facts with regard to legislation being presented to the Congress on a question as important as war and peace, I think it does impair the level of trust that the House and the Senate have for this administration.
An incredibly high percentage of successful entrepreneurs are dyslexic. That’s one of the little-known facts.
Just telling the facts are no longer enough. You now have to be persuasive, charismatic, interesting, and funny. Just telling people things isn’t enough anymore.
So far as I am concerned, I think more of reasons than of reputations, more of principles than of persons, more of nature than of names, more of facts than of faiths.
The trouble with facts is that there are so many of them.
Researchers may like to think that, given all the facts, we make rational choices. Ask economists how that assumption works out for them. No, we are emotional creatures who use value-based reasoning in conjunction with our rationality.
Being part of the Fresh Healthy Vending team and the corporate-owned operations division has been incredible thus far. It has given me enough knowledge to take the important facts about healthy vending options to my own personal and professional contacts and expand these positive programs wherever we can.
I will exercise patience and will provide all facts to the general public.
As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use.
When issues emerge that might harm a campaign, like the Clinton e-mails, you have to get all the facts out right away, but not before you have all the facts.
Decisions should be based on facts, objectively considered.
The country is polarized. And I think part of it – it is not just social media. We get our facts from different places. People self-select with so many different cable channels and so many sources. I think that is a huge problem.
A fanatic is a man that does what he thinks the Lord would do if He knew the facts of the case.
You don’t accomplish a lot by changing people’s opinions by shoving facts down their throat. I think you change people’s opinions by opening your heart up and showing the parallels between you and another person. That’s how people’s ideas shift.
The problem of forgetting might not torment us so much if we could only convince ourselves that remembering isn’t important. Perhaps the things we learn – words, dates, formulas, historical and biographical details – don’t really matter. Facts can be looked up. That’s what the Internet is for.
I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts.
Advocates of unrestricted abortion do not want the public to focus on these undeniable facts of fetal development, but the facts cannot be ignored.
I feel it is unnatural and immoral to try to teach science to children in a foreign language They will know facts, but they will miss the spirit.
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.
The facts of Watergate have been wildly exaggerated.
He who feels compelled to consider the consequences of these facts cannot but realize that the specific sensibility of nerves for certain impressions is not enough, since all nerves are sensitive to the same cause but react to the same cause in different ways.
As anchorman of the CBS Evening News, I signed off my nightly broadcasts for nearly two decades with a simple statement: ‘And that’s the way it is.’ To me, that encapsulates the newsman’s highest ideal: to report the facts as he sees them, without regard for the consequences or controversy that may ensue.
I’m duty-bound to follow the law and apply to the law to the facts as I find them.
Here are the facts we confront. No one is against conservation. No one is against alternative fuel sources.
For the serious biographer, history and the life story of a real individual are inseparably intertwined. Get the facts wrong, or distort them, and the life story gets distorted: becomes fiction.
Physiology and psychology cover, between them, the field of vital phenomena; they deal with the facts of life at large, and in particular with the facts of human life.
The facts show that the music industry was much better off before Spotify hit these shores.
Ebola so scary and so unfamiliar, it’s really important to outline what the facts are and that we know how to control it. We control it by traditional public health measures. We do that, and Ebola goes away.
I was among the people in the Superdome. I knew what was going on every minute. I did not have air conditioning nor shower facilities. I made decisions based upon facts and not what I thought was going to happen. So history will judge me based upon those actions.
In Haiti, as I understand it, storytelling and history itself are not a business of necessarily elucidating facts or the truth of an incident, but finding the version that is most entertaining and therefore will get retold and live in immortality.
President Trump, when challenged on facts, says that many people feel the way he does. But feelings should not take the place of reason in matters of public policy.
I am confident that when the facts and policies have been examined, when the record of performances have been reviewed, Barack Obama and Joe Biden will once again be elected to lead our beloved country to a better future.
I have barely time to give you a brief statement of facts as I find them.
We do not talk – we bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines and digests.
With all this dolling up and featuring of the news, it’s getter harder and harder just to get the facts of the story.
The facts are on our side.
I discovered what it meant to ‘live for Christ,’ and that it honestly was something I wanted to do. The facts were there, and I could sense the Holy Spirit at work.
If ever there were a place where people not only tend not to face economic facts, but it’s almost their purpose not to face economic facts, it’s Washington.
The mathematical facts worthy of being studied are those which, by their analogy with other facts, are capable of leading us to the knowledge of a physical law.
African Americans are concerned about the scourge of abortion in their community, and respond to related facts and figures. Large majorities agree that every life should have a chance, regardless of race, socioeconomic status or circumstance.
There never has been a war yet which, if the facts had been put calmly before the ordinary folk, could not have been prevented. The common man, I think, is the great protection against war.
And Robert Lowell, of course – in his poems, we’re not located in his actual life. We’re located more in the externals, in the journalistic facts of his life.
I believe indeterminate sentencing can be extremely useful, but I also believe that any such system should always take into consideration the special knowledge as to the facts in a case which only the trial judge possesses.
I think that if the novel’s task is to describe where we find ourselves and how we live now, the novelist must take a good, hard look at the most central facts of contemporary life – technology and science.
In the Bible, we have the facts and history of man’s redemption. Incidentally or essentially, other worlds and other beings are brought prominently on the stage of redemption purposes and plans.
There’s a dangerous bottom-lining, and super-summarizing that happens in a lot of our press and our media, and sort of our politicians‘ talking points, that’s dangerously simple. I don’t know a better way to say it. And there’s usually a lot more complicated facts going on than what is quoted and quotable.
Well, first of all, you read the script a million times. Because what the script gives you are given circumstances. Given circumstances are all the facts of your character.
What matters is not the facts but how you discover and think about them.
My books deliberately provide no answers or messages. I’m drilled in the habit of objectivity and also aware that the steady drip of fiction has more power than facts to shape opinion, so I handle it with caution.
I never did any training in journalism or in finance, so I really was in the deep end. I got very good at going to press conferences and nodding. I’d figure it out when I got back to the office. Charts and numbers. I’ve never been great with facts, ever, my whole life. For a journalist, that’s not a very good trait.
There’s a certain kind of research you have to listen to – the factual stuff, not opinion. Facts are facts. Sugar is sweet – it’s not a matter of opinion. It just is.
I’m English enough to feel something of a gut-reaction to modernism, to continental philosophising and anything that smacks of a refusal to pay attention to the forensics: the empirical facts on the ground.
I’m showing people what I’m made of, and if people don’t want to accept that and face the facts, I can’t help that.
There is a danger, increasingly, that we’re in a post-fact society where it seems my ignorance is as good as your facts.
At the head of these new discoveries and insights comes the establishment of the facts that electricity is composed of discrete particles of equal size, or quanta, and that light is an electromagnetic wave motion.
In college, when I was kind of confronted with facts and figures about inequality in America, a big impulse I had was to go hang out with homeless people around my university and hear them out and understand their situation from their perspective.
A man is the whole encyclopedia of facts.
A lawyer should have her facts straight.
Let me share some facts with you about the law in most of our country. California is in many ways a little different from the rest of the world, and California has better gun laws than many states, although California’s need to be improved.
Opting for conspiracy over facts and partisanship over constitutional principles, Democrats have chosen to ignore the damning evidence of wrongdoing by the Obama-era FBI.
There’s more to research than just looking up facts. Eventually, you have to make subjective calls. If you’re writing a science fiction novel, there’s probably some speculative technology in it. You’ll have to decide how to project existing technology forward in a plausible way.
Is it not in human nature sometimes, based on the facts that you now know, to reconsider?
Optimism doesn’t wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time.
I do genuinely believe that, when given and presented with all the information and all the actual facts, the vast majority of people will make the right choice.
Look, science is hard, it has a reputation of being hard, and the facts are, it is hard, and that’s the result of 400 years of science, right? I mean, in the 18th century, in the 18th century you could become an expert on any field of science in an afternoon by going to a library, if you could find the library, right?
The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. Instead of changing their views to fit the facts, they try to change the facts to fit their views.
Libertarians believe that any government interference is bad. Anyone with a brain knows that climate change needs governmental leadership, and they can smell this is bad news for their philosophy. Their ideology is so strongly held that, remarkably, it’s overcoming the facts.
I hate to think life is just facts and laws.
I take ‘signs‘ in my life as seriously as advice from family and friends or proven facts. The universe speaks through events, y’all!
Every barrel of oil that we produce around the world benefits Americans because it keeps prices down. We can talk more later about American energy independence, but the facts are, every barrel we produce helps Americans because it keeps prices down.
One of the responsibilities of Congress is the power of the purse, but there is also oversight. In order to have proper oversight, you have to have agency administrators, directors, and secretaries of those agencies speak frankly and about the facts.
There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge… observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.
Ultimately, the decision to expand Medicaid is one of common sense and necessity; the facts make it clear that it is good for state economies, good for hospitals, and good for the people who need healthcare coverage.
There’s a classic medical aphorism: ‘Listen to the patient; they’re telling you the diagnosis.’ Actually, a lot of patients are just telling you a lot of rubbish, and you have to stop them and ask the pertinent questions. But, yes, in both drama and medicine, isolated facts can accumulate to create the narrative.
You can oppose reparations all you want, but you got to know the facts. You really, really do.
We try to make sensible decisions with the facts in front of us. The problem with sensible decisions is that so is everyone else.
Melville brought to the task a sound knowledge of actual whaling, much curious learning in the literature of the subject, and, above all, an imagination which worked with great power upon the facts of his own experience.
Facts are counterrevolutionary.
I like the facts. I find them interesting.
Show me a better man. Name one and I am answered; but do not point, as a disqualification, to the very facts which make this man fit beyond all others.
You’re not a historian, but most historians will tell you that they make very discrete judgment as to what facts to omit in order to make their book into some shape, some length that can be managed.
Usually when you interview somebody for a number of hours, they’ll say something that is self-aggrandizing or is a manipulation of the facts.
Empirical interest will be in the facts so far as they are relevant to the solution of these problems.
Any clod can have the facts; having opinions is an art.
In general, I found that the more that debates can be about facts and data, the more likely government is to make sound decisions that benefit innovators and the American people.
Fascism says what you and I experience as facts or what reporters experience as facts are irrelevant. All that matters are impressions and emotions and myths.
Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed be the facts.
Facts get shares; opinions get shrugs.
I really believe we read differently when we know even the most banal facts of an author’s life.
The name America has definitely grown on me. I wish there was a big patriotic story behind it, but the truth is that my grandfather was a librarian who knew all sorts of random facts.
This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.
Tact and diplomacy are fine in international relations, in politics, perhaps even in business; in science only one thing matters, and that is the facts.
In everything we do, as long as I have anything to say about it, we’re going to follow the facts independently, wherever they may lead, to whomever they may lead, no matter who likes it.
Some people say my humor focuses too much on stereotypes. It doesn’t. It focuses on facts.
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.
The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn’t contain a single idea.
Education is far less about a set of facts than a way of thinking, than learning how to critically think. And therefore, what I always think should be the basis of education is not answers but questions.
I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.
All significant truths are private truths. As they become public they cease to become truths; they become facts, or at best, part of the public character; or at worst, catchwords.
Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists.
Metaphors are much more tenacious than facts.
I think it’s dangerous to make a decision based on where one thinks the public may or may not be. Aside from the fact that that’s not what the law prescribes, it’s also, I think, not what reasoned decision-making is all about… You always try to look at the facts and apply the law faithfully.
Never give up. And never, under any circumstances, face the facts.
What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
My libertarian beliefs have not always served me well. Like most people who hold strong ideological convictions, I find that, too often, my beliefs trump the scientific facts.
The most terrifying moment in my life was October 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. I did not know all the facts – we have learned only recently how close we were to war – but I knew enough to make me tremble.
You’re entitled your own opinions, but you’re not entitled to your own facts.
The people who would call me an obstructionist overlook some inconvenient facts.
Lies are an absence of facts and, in many cases, a direct contradiction of them.
The difference between ignorant and educated people is that the latter know more facts. But that has nothing to do with whether they are stupid or intelligent.
One of the most important political and economic facts of this young century is that capital has been slipping the traces of the nation-state. Business is global; government is national.
I’ve always believed that the facts about dancing are more interesting than the myths, and this was a great chance for me to explore how the human body does such incredible things.
I’m an optimist, so I think everything can be worked out and fixed. But from having cancer I learned that even if you’re even an optimist, sometimes you just have to face the facts that certain things are broken.
The naturalist worldview is a good way to feel grounded and feel part of something that isn’t based on fairy tales. It’s based on observable facts in the human and in the biological history of the planet. I think that can be a source for comfort.
Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art.
So I think it’s important to communicate with the people in terms of what the real facts are on these proposals and try to have a discussion and a dialogue that gives people information. I think they’re hungry for that rather than just political rhetoric.
In order to dream, you need to have a springboard which is the facts… It gives it that touch of reality, and I think that’s quite important… truth with fiction.
One of the virtues of being very young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination.
We are watching things happen with one degree changes in ocean temperature that we thought wouldn’t happen until there were two or three degree changes in ocean temperature. These are facts.
I think my reaction to most issues is to get the facts and circumstances.
I have fully cooperated with the investigation and before the grand jury, and I’m quite confident at the end of the day that we’ll know what facts are in this particular case.
Visit a typical science classroom and you will discover far more than empirical facts being taught. The dominant worldview among scientific intellectuals is evolutionary naturalism, which holds that humans are essentially biochemical machines.
When you talk to a Republican, many of them just outright say, ‘Yeah. Climate change isn’t real,’ without assessing the facts, and it’s a big problem. It’s not a red or blue issue, it’s a green issue… Not because of facts or science but because of emotion.
Voters have a responsibility to make a judgment with whatever facts are available on Election Day.
I wouldn’t want to write a biography of anyone. I’d feel too inhibited by the facts and too much pressure to do the subject’s life justice.
I’m the last person who would end up doing something that needs meticulous compilation of facts. It’s totally against my character. I live by impulse. I’m totally ill-suited to writing history books.
When the mind withdraws into itself and dispenses with facts it makes only chaos.
Facts are many, but the truth is one.
It is kind of tedious after a while, to parse politicians doing the same thing over and over again. The facts change from week to week, but the sort of masquerade doesn’t.
I know from firsthand experience that claims of non-existent voter fraud are used to raise fears, steamroll facts, and overcome common sense, resulting in laws that have nothing to do with ballot security and everything to do with voter suppression and discrimination.
Once the object has been constructed, I have a tendency to discover in it, transformed and displaced, images, impressions, facts which have deeply moved me.
As a trial lawyer in front of a jury and an author of true-crime books, credibility has always meant everything to me. My only master and my only mistress are the facts and objectivity. I have no others.
Just as we accumulate memories of facts by integrating them into a network, we accumulate life experiences by integrating them into a web of other chronological memories. The denser the web, the denser the experience of time.
All I’m going to tell you is investigations, whether it be this and others, where you have partial facts, analysts, agents are always trying to interpret what those facts mean, extrapolate from them what they mean.
Howard Dean is not the first politician to distort facts in his own interests. But many activists in the party he now leads are puzzled over what he thinks he is accomplishing politically. Is it good politics to contend that Iraq was better off under Saddam Hussein than even a flawed Islamic republic?
It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom; it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom.
I don’t do nonfiction anymore. Eventually, you just feel constrained by the facts. You want to go where the words take you, and people’s actual lives don’t always conform. And you can’t know them that well.
Social Security, a critically important, great program which does serve as the cornerstone of support for senior citizens, now faces challenges that threaten its long-term stability and well-being. The facts are there. The facts are crystal clear.
I was obsessed with Lil’ Bow Wow growing up, and you couldn’t see the white of my walls because they were plastered with his photos. This is even more embarrassing: I had a notebook full of facts about Bow Wow and different pictures. I basically made a biography notebook about him and his life when he was, like, 13.
We might be more inclined to think about the longer term if we were more aware of what is happening around us. Perhaps daily weather forecasts could include a few basic facts about the Earth’s vital signs or details of where climate change is increasing the likelihood of damaging weather?
He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.
I don’t believe in a golden mean; I don’t believe you find policy wisdom between two polar points. I don’t dismiss that possibility, but I look at the platform that’s so ideologically based, that’s so dismissive of facts, of evidence, of science, and it’s frankly hard to take seriously.
Facts, like people, want to be free – and when they’re free, liberty is usually around the corner.
I first got involved with ending world hunger, and I got hip to the facts about it – what a huge problem it was and how it wasn’t a matter of not having food or not knowing how to end it, but it was a matter of creating the political will.
We are the recorders and reporters of facts – not the judges of the behaviors we describe.
Given a choice between their worldview and the facts, it’s always interesting how many people toss the facts.
The great liberation of imaginative writing is that you’re not held back by the facts.
In light of these facts Republicans have put forth a variety of proposals to make Social Security remain solvent for future generations. But up to this point, Democrats have chosen to oppose our good faith efforts and insist that indeed there is no problem.
What I learned is that in business you must make decisions based on facts, not react with your heart.
Come prepared because you don’t want to dilute the votes out there because you are uninformed and you’re spoon-fed something that’s inaccurate, or you don’t even bother to equip yourself with the facts – anybody out there, this goes for everyone.
The most powerful forces in economics are not numbers or facts. They are prejudices and preferences. No amount of evidence will ever change the degree to which many of the rich and powerful prefer themselves to be richer and more powerful and others poorer and weaker.
As I said before, there are often disagreements as to what a particular set of facts mean. That is not at all unusual, and one shouldn’t read into it more than is there.
Scientists often have a naive faith that if only they could discover enough facts about a problem, these facts would somehow arrange themselves in a compelling and true solution.
The fascination with Judas has persisted despite the fact that there is no evidence of the hard facts of his life. Even the ‘Iscariot’ attached to him may be nothing more significant than a corruption of the name of the town from which he came.
Almost any biographer, if he respects facts, can give us much more than another fact to add to our collection. He can give us the creative fact; the fertile fact; the fact that suggests and engenders.
If you want to hear the facts, you are going to have to let me speak.
Collecting facts is important. Knowledge is important. But if you don’t have an imagination to use the knowledge, civilization is nowhere.
The only thing that permits human beings to collaborate with one another in a truly open-ended way is their willingness to have their beliefs modified by new facts. Only openness to evidence and argument will secure a common world for us.
Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.
Life is not a matter of theories. Life is a matter of facts. It calls on the young and the old alike to face these facts, even though they are hard and sometimes unpleasant.
So often corporate America, business America, are the worst communicators, because all they understand are facts, and they cannot tell a story. They know how to explain their quarterly results, but they don’t know how to explain what they mean.
When the facts are on your side, there is huge power in pitching with questions. Because questions are active rather than passive. They necessitate a response.
I personally think honestly disclosing rather than hiding one’s subjective values makes for more honest and trustworthy journalism. But no journalism – from the most stylistically ‘objective‘ to the most brazenly opinionated – has any real value unless it is grounded in facts, evidence, and verifiable data.
We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting.
Facts cannot be replaced by opinion.
Diverse groups do best at complex problems and innovation when the facts aren’t clear: each individual‘s perspective allows him or her to tackle challenges differently and, when stuck, rely on others’ differing points of views to progress.
I went from buying my own condominium and a car for myself when I was 17 on ‘The Facts of Life’ to not being able to pay my rent. I was at the unemployment office all the time. I had to sell my record collection just to make ends meet. And then I started getting these voice-over jobs.
Mistakes can be corrected by those who pay attention to facts but dogmatism will not be corrected by those who are wedded to a vision.
I began the study of medicine, impelled by a desire for knowledge of facts and of man. The resolution to do disciplined work tied me to both laboratory and clinic for a long time to come.
There are some people in politics and in the press who can’t be confused by the facts. They just will not live in an evidence-based world. And that’s regrettable.
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.
Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
As for gun control advocates, I have no hope whatever that any facts whatever will make the slightest dent in their thinking – or lack of thinking.
Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.
Nonfiction is both easier and harder to write than fiction. It’s easier because the facts are already laid out before you, and there is already a narrative arc. What makes it harder is that you are not free to use your imagination and creativity to fill in any missing gaps within the story.
Allegations become facts, and facts become truth in the eyes of the public, whether they are true or not.
It used to be, everyone was entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. But that’s not the case anymore. Facts matter not at all. Perception is everything.
The AEC scientists were so narrowly focused on arming the United States for nuclear war that they failed to perceive facts – even widely known ones – that were outside their limited field of vision.
Most of the time, you think the problem is not as big as it is – because it says something negative about you or your company or your leadership. Face the reality: The facts are not as you want them to be.
I had no interest in history classes. In fact, I used to sleep in history classes, I used to bunk classes. But that is how students are supposed to be, no? I developed an interest in history much later. I have made a few films based on historical facts.
Legends are material to be moulded, and not facts to be recorded.
In fiction, you are not limited by real facts. You can manipulate reality; you can invent without being disloyal to the essence of history.
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.
A good autobiography is like a document: a mirror of the age on which people can ‘depend.’ In a novel, by contrast, it’s not the facts that matter, but precisely what you add to the facts.
We give you the facts. I told you information is power – knowledge is power. We can’t be in an ideological battle to redeem the soul of this country if we don’t have the facts.
There seem to me to be very few facts, at least ascertainable facts, in politics.
With time, many of the facts I learned were forgotten but I never lost the excitement of discovery.
The power of the story sheds a light and great perspective on well known facts. The power of cinema draws on that collective history.
Anyone who says the Republicans have been irresponsible aren’t looking at the facts.
Facts are stubborn things.
As far as I know, only a small minority of mathematicians, even of those with Platonist views, accept the idea that there may be mathematical facts which are true but unknowable.
But, as we have before been led to remark, most of Mr. Darwin’s statements elude, by their vagueness and incompleteness, the test of Natural History facts.
We don’t focus as much in schools on educational knowledge which requires thinking and application, as we do on acquiring facts.
To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge.
One thing scientists do is to find order among a large number of facts, and one way to do that across fields as diverse as biology, geology, physics and astronomy is through classification.
You have to live what you write, or you have to know it. There are exceptions, like story songs, where you just have to have your facts straight. But I think you don’t have to live a hard life to be a good or interesting songwriter.
Since 1980, we’ve used reconciliation 22 times, and out of those times, Republicans used it 16 times. So, earth to my Republican friends, you can have your option but you cannot change these facts. They’re in the Congressional Record.
Creating fake facts does require a measure of haphazard research, insofar as they need to not just be possible, but also interesting.
The historian is, by definition, absolutely incapable of observing the facts which he examines.
Theories that go counter to the facts of human nature are foredoomed.
What is wrong with changing your mind because the facts changed? But you have to be able to say why you changed your mind and how the facts changed.
Seeing things from a different point of view can help us understand why other people act the way they do. We too often judge people without having all the facts.
General principles… are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree are to its leaves.
But I love honesty, and, therefore; do I make great account of facts.
I don’t see the value of boringly reporting the cold facts.
The way to do research is to attack the facts at the point of greatest astonishment.
Opinion is dominating, which is absolutely ridiculous – there wouldn’t be anything for people to have opinions about if there weren’t people out there gathering facts on the ground.
The mainstream media has its own agenda. They do not want to print the facts. They have an agenda, they have a slant, they have a bias. It is outrageous to me.
Assertions that Russia has undermined efforts to strengthen partnerships on the European continent do not correspond to the facts.
Of what use is the memory of facts, if not to serve as an example of good or of evil?
I love reference books, especially collections of memorable quotations, world almanacs, and atlases. Facts to me are like candy or popcorn, small, tasty delights, and I like to gorge on them now and then.
One of the best known, and one of the least intelligible, facts of literary history is the lateness, in Western European Literature at any rate, of prose fiction, and the comparative absence, in the two great classical languages, of what we call by that name.
Americans cannot afford to turn a blind eye to Russian interference in our democracy. We need to get to the facts and learn lessons to prevent future misconduct by foreign governments.
Independence means you decide according to the law and the facts.
Do not flinch from experiences that might destroy your beliefs. The thought you cannot think controls you more than thoughts you speak aloud. Submit yourself to ordeals and test yourself in fire. Relinquish the emotion which rests upon a mistaken belief, and seek to feel fully that emotion which fits the facts.