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A Quote by Anthony (Tony) Robbins on action, decisions, and facts

A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.

Tony Robbins (1960 -)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on facts and theory

I pass with relief from the tossing sea of Cause and Theory to the firm ground of Result and Fact.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: The Malakand Field Force, 1898

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on facts and needs

I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: A Churchill Reader, edited by Colin Coote

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on argument, certainty, conviction, day, discovery, doubt, education, existence, facts, friendship, hell, independence, machines, mathematics, military, persistence, play, purity, purpose, reality, reason,

Some of my cousins who had the great advantage of University education used to tease me with arguments to prove that nothing has any existence except what we think of it. . . . These amusing mental acrobatics are all right to play with. They are perfectly harmless and perfectly useless. . . . I always rested on the following argument. . . We look up to the sky and see the sun. Our eyes are dazzled and our senses record the fact. So here is this great sun standing apparently on no better foundation than our physical senses. But happily there is a method, apart altogether from our physical senses, of testing the reality of the sun. It is by mathematics. By means of prolonged processes of mathematics, entirely separate from the senses, astronomers are able to calculate when an eclipse will occur. They predict by pure reason that a black spot will pass across the sun on a certain day. You go and look, and your sense of sight immediately tells you that their calculations are vindicated. So here you have the evidence of the senses reinforced by the entirely separate evidence of a vast independent process of mathematical reasoning. We have taken what is called in military map-making "a cross bearing." . . . When my metaphysical friends tell me that the data on which the astronomers made their calculations, were necessarily obtained originally through the evidence of the senses, I say, "no." They might, in theory at any rate, be obtained by automatic calculating-machines set in motion by the light falling upon them without admixture of the human senses at any stage. When it is persisted that we should have to be told about the calculations and use our ears for that purpose, I reply that the mathematical process has a reality and virtue in itself, and that once discovered it constitutes a new and independent factor. I am also at this point accustomed to reaffirm with emphasis my conviction that the sun is real, and also that it is hot - in fact hot as Hell, and that if the metaphysicians doubt it they should go there and see.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Winston S. Churchill, My Early Life, Fontana, London, 1972, pp 123-124.

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on facts, history, justice, nations, wishes, and world

The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on facts and imagination

This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: Remark, House of Commons about parachute descent in Scotland of Rudolf Hess May 1941

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on facts, fighting, hell, judgment, laws, and students

There was once a professor of law who said to his students. When you are fighting a case, if you have facts on your side hammer them into the jury, and if you have the law on your side hammer it into the judge. But if you have neither the facts nor the law, asked one of his listeners? Then hammer the hell into the table, answered the professor.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

Source: Notebooks

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A Quote by William Pulteney on decisions, facts, honesty, judgment, laws, and men

For twelve honest men have decided the cause, Who are judges alike of the facts and the laws.

William Pulteney (1682 - 1764)

Source: The Honest Jury.

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A Quote by William Orville Douglas on achievement, change, facts, ideas, laws, security, and usefulness

The search for static security-in the law and elsewhere-is misguided. The fact is . . . security can only be achieved through constant change, through discarding old ideas that have outlived their usefulness and adapting to current facts.

William Orville Douglas (1898 - 1980)

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A Quote by William James on belief, facts, life, and worth

Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.

William James (1842 - 1910)

Source: Pearls of Wisdom

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