Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get them, get them right, or they will get you wrong.
Dr. Thomas Fuller, British writer and physician (1654–1734)
What's the difference between a fact ...
If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.
Benjamin Franklin, American writer, statesman, and scientist (1706-1790)
People are always trying to influence your choices and decisions. ...
Figures don't lie, but liars figure.
Mark Twain, American writer and humorist (1835–1910)
Numbers are facts, so numbers are always true, right? Well, not always. Sometimes people use numerical information ...
The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason.
Marya Mannes, American author and critic (1904–1990)
What part do emotions play in the decision-making ...
You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.
Alvin Toffler, American writer and futurist (1928– )
Sometimes you come across ...
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance.
Robert Quillen, American journalist and humorist (1887–1948)
So far, we've talked a lot about arguments—things like how to make ...
Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread.
François Mauriac, French author (1885–1970)
This lesson provides a review of ...