Quotes in Truth

Remember that all models are wrong; the practical question is how wrong do they have to be to not be useful.

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Since all models are wrong the scientist must be alert to what is importantly wrong. It is inappropriate to be concerned about mice when there are tigers abroad.

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When war is declared, truth is the first casualty.


It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.

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Never assume the obvious is true.


It is an affront to treat falsehood with complaisance.

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A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.

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All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.


How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?


Truth persuades by teaching, but does not teach by persuading.