Subject: Beliefs » Facts

If the facts do not conform to the theory, they must be disposed of.

1. The information you have is not what you want. 2. The information you want is not what you need. 3. The information you need is not what you can obtain. 4. The information you can obtain costs more than you want to pay.

Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories.

(1907 – 1953) American lawyer & scholar

Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.

(1833 – 1896) Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator & armaments manufacturer

Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

I Will Respect Your Opinion As Soon As You Stop Making Shit Up!

Never let the facts stand in the way of a good answer.

(1937 – 2014) American co-host of radio show “Car Talk”

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

(1894 – 1963) English writer

The trouble with facts is that there are so many of them.

(1857 – 1927) Unitarian Universalist minister

1. Anyone can make a decision given enough facts. 2. A good manager can make a decision without enough facts. 3. A perfect manager can operate in perfect ignorance.

The truth is more important than the facts.

(1867 – 1959) architect, interior designer, writer & educator

Science is Truth. Don't be misled by fact.

Facts and truth really don’t have much to do with each other.

(1897-1962) American writer

The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.

(1905 –1998) American author

Nothing is so fallacious as facts, except figures.

Where facts are few, experts are many.

 Statistics always remind me of the fellow who drowned in a river where the average depth was only three feet.

college football coach

Every scientific truth goes through three states: first, people say it conflicts with the Bible; next, they say it has been discovered before; lastly, they say they always believed it.

(1807 – 1873) paleontologist, glaciologist & geologist

Science: An orderly arrangement of what, at the moment, seems to be the facts.

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.

(1879 – 1955) German-born physicist

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