I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.

George Santayana
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I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions - adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.

Oliver Wendell Holmes
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I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.

E. B. White
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If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.

Francis Bacon
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If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong.

Arthur C. Clarke
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If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready. The first one, too, was made out of chaos.

Robert Quillen
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In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last.

Hugh Walpole
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In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent." I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.

Stephen Jay Gould
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Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost.

Russell Baker
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It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young.

Konrad Lorenz
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