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.
- Augusto Roa Bastos
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.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
We should keep so close to facts that we never have to remember the second time what we said the first time.
- F. Marion Smith
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
- Mark Twain
There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact.
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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.
- John Updike
A world of facts lies outside and beyond the world of words.
-Thomas H. Huxley
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.
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
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