Subject: Beliefs » Facts

Nothing is so fallacious as facts, except figures.

The cure to information overload is more information.

(1950 – ) American technologist, commentator, author & editor

It was once said truly that the greatest American superstition was belief in facts.

(1901 – 1970) American journalist & author

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

(1838 – 1918) journalist, historian, academic & novelist

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

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

What really matters is the name you succeed in imposing on the facts – not the facts themselves.

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.

Secrets with girls, like loaded guns with boys,

Are never valued till they make a noise.

(1754 – 1832) English poet, surgeon & clergyman

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

(1857 – 1927) Unitarian Universalist minister

Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.

(1899 – 1995) humorist

The fact that he relies on facts … says things that are not factual… are going to undermine his campaign.

(1946 – ) 43rd U.S. president

The truth is more important than the facts.

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

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

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

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

(1907 – 1953) American lawyer & scholar

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

Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

Any theory can be made to fit any facts by means of appropriate additional assumptions.

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.

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

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

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