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

Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) American writer.

If you get all the facts, your judgment can be right; if you don't get all the facts, it can't be right.

Bernard M. Baruch (1870-1965) American financier, and political consultant.

The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions.

Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) German philosopher.

It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British political writer.

Conclusive facts are inseparable from inconclusive except by a head that already understands and knows.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.


I grow daily to honor facts more and more, and theory less and less. A fact, it seems to me, is a great thing -- a sentence printed, if not by God, then at least by the Devil.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

What are your historical Facts; still more your biographical? Wilt thou know a man by stringing-together beadrolls of what thou namest Facts?

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

John Adams (1735-1826) Second President of the USA.

Men on their side must force themselves for a while to lay their notions by and begin to familiarize themselves with facts.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.