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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on facts

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Facts were never pleasing to him. He acquired them with reluctance and got rid of them with relief. He was never on terms with them until he had stood them on their heads.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

Source: Love Me Never or For Ever

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A Quote by Sir James Jeans on facts, nature, and science

The essential fact is that all the pictures which science now draws of nature, and which alone seem capable of according with observational facts, are mathematical pictures.

Sir James Jeans (1877 - 1946)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on facts, knowledge, and time

There comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet, 1887.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on facts

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There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: The Bascombe Valley Mystery, 1892.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on facts, knowledge, and time

Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet, ch. 2, 1887.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on bachelors and facts

You mentioned your name as if I should recognise it, but beyond the obvious facts that you are a bachelor, a solicitor, a Freemason and an asthmatic, I know nothing whatsoever about you.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, 1894.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on facts, knowledge, and solution

If the fresh facts come to our knowledge all fit themselves into the scheme, then our hypothesis may gradually become a solution. Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on beginning, facts, mistakes, and theory

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. Sherlock Holmes speaking with Dr. Watson.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in Scandal in Bohemia.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on art and facts

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It is of the highest importance in the art of detection to be able to recognise out of a number of facts which are incidental and which are vital . . . .

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Gregory, in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, "Silver Blaze," 1893.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on facts, justice, and observation

Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes in The Sign of Four, ch. 1, 1890.

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