Tag Archives: Facts

First Principles: The Dictates of Passion Do Not and Cannot Change Facts Or Evidence

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams (1770)    

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: Facts Are Stubborn Things

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams (1770)      

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thought For the Day: Practical Politics Consists In Ignoring Facts

“Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.” – Henry Adams     

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: Inclinations and Passions Must Yield to Evidentiary Facts

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams (1770)      

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: Facts Are Stubborn Things

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams (1770)    

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Truth Be Told

Truth is maybe the most valuable commodity.  Perhaps I’m dwelling on this concept too much lately?  I think not. The Truth Be Told by Michael Romani In all the things that life has showed There is one truth that must … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Explore

In an age that plays too fast and too loose And every moment is expected to be the golden goose The crack in the cosmic egg seems a little poorer As facts mutate instantly and we continue to explore The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: Know the Difference Between Opinions and Facts

“Nothing is so contagious as opinion, especially on questions which, being susceptible of very different glosses, beget in the mind a distrust of itself.” — James Madison (1790)        

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: Facts Are Stubborn Things

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” —John Adams (1770) in ‘Argument in Defense of the Soldiers in the Boston Massacre … Continue reading

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thought For the Day: Learning People Is As Important As Learning From Books

Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them.  – Lord Chesterfield, statesman and writer (22 … Continue reading

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment