A Quote by Celia Green on facts and research

The way to do research is to attack the facts at the point of greatest astonishment.

Celia Green

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A Quote by Catherine Drinker Bowen on biography, facts, fiction, and writing

In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed. And if they are, the fiction parts should be printed in red ink, the fact parts in black ink.

Catherine Drinker Bowen (1899 - 1973)

Source: Publishers Weekly, March 24, 1958

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A Quote by Carter Goodrich on facts, hope, and lies

The best hope of raising our own standards lies in the progressive expansion of production both here and abroad and making sure that the gains of increased productivity are, in fact, applied to social advance.

Carter Goodrich

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A Quote by Carl von Clausewitz on facts, humanity, and war

The fact that slaughter is a horrifying spectacle must make us take war more seriously, but not provide an excuse for gradually blunting our swords in the name of humanity. Sooner or later someone will come along with a sharp sword and hack off our arms.

Carl von Clausewitz (1780 - 1831)

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A Quote by Carl W. Ackerman on business, facts, finance, force, ideas, laws, science, and world

Facts, when combined with ideas, constitute the greatest force in the world. They are greater than armaments, greater than finance, greater than science, business and law because they constitute the common denominator of all of them.

Carl W. Ackerman (1890 - 1970)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on facts and lies


The fact that someone says something, doesn't mean it's true. Doesn't mean they're lying, but it doesn't mean it's true.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on brothers, facts, genius, and laughter

But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on evil and facts


It is a fact that cannot be denied: the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our own hearts.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: After the Catastrophe (1945)

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A Quote by Brooks Atkinson on art, facts, ideas, life, mind, people, sharing, theater, and trying

It seems to me that the thing that makes the theater worthwhile is the fact that it attracts so many people with ideas who are constantly trying to share them with the public. Real art is illumination. It gives a man an idea he never had before or lights up ideas that were formless or only lurking in the shadows of his mind. It adds stature to life.

Brooks Atkinson (1894 - 1984)

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A Quote by Branko Grünbaum on facts, mathematics, practicality, problems, value, and work

Mathematicians have long since regarded it as demeaning to work on problems related to elementary geometry in two or three dimensions, in spite of the fact that it it precisely this sort of mathematics which is of practical value.

Branko Grenbaum (1926 -)

Source: Handbook of Applicable Mathematics.

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