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It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts.
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Bill Vaughan Quotes

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We must have strong minds, ready to accept facts as they are.
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Harry S. Truman Quotes

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I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
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Henry David Thoreau Quotes

Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.
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Arnold Glasow Quotes

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A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of the facts and of the pun, and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character, return a verdict of justifiable homicide.
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Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes

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We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
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John F. Kennedy Quotes

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Theory helps us bear our ignorance of facts.
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George Santayana Quotes

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The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
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William Lawrence Bragg Quotes

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The world is not divided into sheeps and goats. Not all things are black nor all things white. It is a fundamental of taxonomy that nature rarely deals with discrete categories. Only the human mind invents categories and tries to force facts into separated pigeon-holes. The living world is a continuum in each and every one of its aspects. The sooner we learn this concerning sexual behavior the sooner we shall reach a sound understanding of the realities of sex.
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Alfred Kinsey Quotes

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A mind devoid of prepossessions is likely to be devoid of all mental furniture. And the historian who thinks that he can clean his mind as he would a slate with a wet sponge, is ignorant of the simplest facts of mental life.
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Allen Johnson Quotes

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Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories.
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Felix Cohen Quotes

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Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
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Joyce Brothers Quotes

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People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe.
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Andy Rooney Quotes

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Science, like life, feeds on its own decay. New facts burst old rules; then newly divined conceptions bind old and new together into a reconciling law.
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William James Quotes

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Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction. Faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
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Unknown Author Quotes

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History studies not just facts and institutions, its real subject is the human spirit.
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Fustel de Coulange Quotes

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A mere compilation of facts presents only the skeleton of History; we do but little for her if we cannot invest her with life, clothe her in the habiliments of her day, and enable her to call forth the sympathies of succeeding generations.
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Hannah Farnham Lee Quotes

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Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.
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Henri Poincaré Quotes

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Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists.
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Norman Mailer Quotes

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Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.
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