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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:584
AUTHOR:William C. Redfield (1789–1857)
QUOTATION:Facts have a cruel way of substituting themselves for fancies. There is nothing more remorseless, just as there is nothing more helpful, than truth.
ATTRIBUTION:WILLIAM C. REDFIELD, secretary of commerce, address at Case School, Cleveland, Ohio, May 27, 1915.—Ashley H. Thorndike, Modern Eloquence, vol. 7, p. 392 (1936).
SUBJECTS:Facts
 
 
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