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AristotleKnowledge of the fact differs from knowledge of the reason for the fact.

—  Aristotle, 384-322 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher

Ricky GervaisBeliefs do not change facts. Facts, if one is rational, should change beliefs.

—  Ricky Gervais, 1961-, British comedian & screenwriter

Friedrich NietzscheThere are no facts, only interpretations.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Ronald ReaganFacts are stupid things — stubborn things, I should say.

—  Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004, American President [1981-1989]

Victor HugoMankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

Will DurantFacts replaced understanding; and knowledge, split into a thousand isolated fragments, no longer generated wisdom.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

Frank TygerFear fades when facts are faced.

—  Frank Tyger, 1929-2011, American cartoonist

Peter DruckerOnce the facts are clear, the decisions jump out at you.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Carl SaganScience is much more than a body of knowledge. It is a way of thinking. Science invites us to let the facts in, even when they don’t conform to our preconceptions.

—  Carl Sagan, 1934-1996, American astronomer

Carl SaganAbsence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

—  Carl Sagan, 1934-1996, American astronomer

Charles DarwinMy mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts.

—  Charles Darwin, 1809-1882, British scientist

NapoleonThe man fitted for affairs and authority never considers individuals, but things and their consequences.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Arthur ClarkeOnly feeble minds are paralyzed by facts.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer










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