A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective.
Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
Facts are the air of scientists. Without them you can never fly.
Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.
Stephen Jay Gould
Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.
Ralph Waldo Emerson