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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.
When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.
There is a difference between vulnerability and telling people everything about yourself. Vulnerability is a feeling. Telling everyone about yourself is just facts and details.
The imaginations which people have of one another are the solid facts of society.
Charles Horton Cooley
Sensationalism sells: Don't let the facts get in the way of a good story.
The government that governs from afar absolutely requires that the truth and the facts reach its knowledge by every possible channel, so that it may weigh and estimate them better, and this need increases when a country like the Philippines is concerned, where the inhabitants speak and complain in a language unknown to the authorities.
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.
Karl A. Menninger
Economists treat economics as if it is a pure science divorced from the facts of life. The result of this false accountancy is a willful confusion under cover of which industry wreaks its havoc scot-free and ignores the environmental cost.
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.
Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.
Reaching a conclusion has to start with what the parties are arguing, but examining in all situations carefully the facts as they prove them or not prove them, the record as they create it, and then making a decision that is limited to what the law says on the facts before the judge.
Science is built up of facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.
We want the facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don't it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions.
There's only one side with me. You get the right side. You get the correct version of the facts.
Most people who are activists and are concerned about issues get their information from sources which reinforce their opinions and give them the facts that they want to hear.
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.
It can hardly be denied that such a demand quite arbitrarily limits the facts which are to be admitted as possible causes of the events which occur in the real world.
Friedrich August von Hayek
The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them.
The facts fairly and honestly presented; truth will take care of itself.
William Allen White
The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding.
I'm quite good at taking in information so I voraciously inhale Wikipedia - which may have some things wrong in it, but I think is generally more information than we had before. Last tour we didn't have Wikipedia. And then Discovery Channel and History Channel. I can take it in and retain what I think are the most important facts.
The primary task of a useful teacher is to teach his students to recognize 'inconvenient' facts - I mean facts that are inconvenient for their party opinions.
Facts can be turned into art if one is artful enough.
Some people say my humor focuses too much on stereotypes. It doesn't. It focuses on facts.
Facts are neither Republican nor Democrat.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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