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"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

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"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

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"Facts are the most important thing in business. Study facts and do more than is expected of you." Frederick Hudson Ecker

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If a man will kick a fact out of the window, when he comes back he finds it again in the chimney corner." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"Oh, don't tell me of facts -- I never believe facts: you know Canning said nothing was so fallacious as facts, except figures." Sydney Smith

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"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." Oliver Wendall Holmes

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"She always says, my lord, that facts are like cows. If you look them in the face hard enough they generally run away." Dorothy L. Sayers

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Dale Carnegie

"I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told." Dale Carnegie

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"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." William Hazlitt

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David Henry Thoreau

"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." David Henry Thoreau

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"There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"No facts are to me sacred; none are profane; I simply experiment, an endless seeker, with no past at my back." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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William James

"Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It is itself almost religious. Our scientific temper is devout." William James

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"Comment is free but facts are sacred." Charles Prestwich Scott

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"Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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"Never forget the facts are important but it's the opinion of the facts that causes comment." Source Unknown

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"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

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"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." Source Unknown

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"Facts in books, statistics in encyclopedias, the ability to use them in men's heads." Fogg Brackell

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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." Source Unknown

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