Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure
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.
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
I don't believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear -- the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard work is all about.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living.
Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so.
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.
The truth is more important than the facts.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
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.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.