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QotD: Passion cannot alter evidence

Facts are stubborn things;
and whatever may be our wishes,
our inclinations,
or the dictates of our passion,
they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

--John Adams

Posts from This Journal by “truth” Tag

  • QotD: Goebbels on Repetition

    If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as…

  • QotD: Speaking the Truth

    The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. --George Orwell

  • QotD: Get Your Facts First

    "Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." --Mark Twain

  • QotD: Reality

    I am a lover of what is, not because I'm a spiritual person, but because it hurts when I argue with reality. We can know that reality is good just as…

  • QotD: Body Holds Truth

    The truth about our childhood is stored up in our body, and although we can repress it, we can never alter it. Our intellect can be deceived, our…

  • Poem: I want to unfold

    I want to unfold. I don’t want to stay folded anywhere, because where I am folded, there I am a lie. and I want my grasp of things to be…

  • Quotes otD: Atheists on Faith

    I have observed that the world has suffered far less from ignorance than from pretensions to knowledge. It is not skeptics or explorers but fanatics…

  • Thanks for the poem Bobby: FOR LIGHT

    For Light by John O'Donohue Light cannot see inside things. That is what the dark is for: Minding the interior, Nurturing the draw of…

  • Atul Gawande on the Mistrust of Science

    THE MISTRUST OF SCIENCE By Atul Gawande , JUNE 10, 2016 The following was delivered as the commencement address at the California…



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