One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination.
Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.
Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change.Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding.
Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you're going to do about it.
What is more frightening than any particular policy or ideology is the widespread habit of disregarding facts
I'm not sure I want popular opinion on my side -- I've noticed those with the most opinions often have the fewest facts.
The facts are there that we have created, man has, a self-inflicted wound through global warming.
I sometimes react to making a mistake as if I have betrayed myself. My fear of making a mistake seems to be based on the hidden assumption that I am potentially perfect and that if I can just be very careful I will not fall from heaven. But a 'mistake' is a declaration of the way I am, a jolt to the way I intend, a reminder I am not dealing with the facts. When I have listened to my mistakes I have grown.
We will never have all the facts to make a perfect judgement, but with the aid of basic experience we must leap bravely into the future.
Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
Some people like to talk of intuition as a way of knowing truth; that gut reactions are as good as evidence based facts. Its a really silly way of thinking...
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts;
wisdom lies in their simplification.
Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts.
Don't confuse facts with reality.
You take a fraction of reality and expand on it. It's very seldom totally at odds with the facts. It's shaving a piece of reality off.
Finding that no religion is based on facts and cannot be true, I began to reflect what must be the condition of mankind trained from infancy to believe in error
Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble.
What has religion to do with facts? Nothing
There are many methods for predicting the future. For example, you can read horoscopes, tea leaves, tarot cards, or crystal balls. Collectively, these methods are known as "nutty methods." Or you can put well-researched facts into sophisticated computer models, more commonly referred to as "a complete waste of time.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of facts.
What distinguishes the historian from the collector of historical facts is generalization.