„Each metaphysician has his own system, which to a large extent excludes that of his predecessors and colleagues. Hence... metaphysics are built either on air or on quicksands—either they start from no foundation in facts at all, or the superstructure has been raised before a basis has been found in the accurate classification facts.“

—  Karl Pearson, buch The Grammar of Science

The Grammar of Science (1900)

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„In fact, nothing is said that has not been said before.“

—  Terence, Eunuchus

Nullum est iam dictum quod non dictum sit prius.
Prologue, Line 41.
Variant translation: Nothing has yet been said that’s not been said before.
Original: (la) Nullumst iam dictum quod non dictum sit prius.

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„Every man has a right to his own opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.“

—  Bernard Baruch American businessman 1870 - 1965

Deming Headlight (New Mexico), 6 January 1950, as cited in the Yale Book of Modern Proverbs and at There Are Opinions, And Then There Are Facts; Freakonomics blog post by Fred R. Shapiro http://www.freakonomics.com/2011/08/18/there-are-opinions-and-then-there-are-facts/ (18 August 2011)

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„In certain intellectual circles in France, the very basis for discussion—a minimal respect for facts and logic—has been virtually abandoned.“

—  Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928

Noam Chomsky interviewed by an anonymous interviewer, October 26, 1981; Published in: " The Treachery of the Intelligentsia: A French Travesty http://www.chomsky.info/interviews/19811026.htm " in C. P. Otero (ed.), Language and Politics, Black Rose, 1988, pp. 312-323.
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„Every one who has ever built anywhere a "new heaven" first found the power thereto in his own hell.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, buch Zur Genealogie der Moral

Essay 3, Aphorism 10
On the Genealogy of Morality (1887)
Variante: Whoever, at any time, has undertaken to build a new heaven has found the strength for it in his own hell...

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„In his work a means of escape has been found from outmoded romanticism on the one hand and from a barren objectivity on the other.“

—  Jean Sibelius Finnish composer of the late Romantic period 1865 - 1957

Neville Cardus in the Manchester Guardian, 1935; reprinted in his The Delights of Music (1966) p. 56.

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