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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
  Facts are stubborn things.
  One eye-witness is of more weight than ten hearsays.
  Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.
  I do not know what arguments mean in reference to any expression of a thought. I delight in telling what I think; but if you ask me how I dare say so, or why it is so, I am the most helpless of men.
  It is not true that a man can believe or disbelieve what he will. But it is certain that an active desire to find any proposition true will unconsciously tend to that result, by dismissing importunate suggestions which run counter to the belief, and welcoming those which favor it. The psychological law, that we only see what interests us, and only assimilate what is adapted to our condition, causes the mind to select its evidence.
G. H. Lewes.    

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