Charles Dickens Quote

“Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule.”

~ Charles Dickens

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

evidence is to narrow - principle, intent, law, etc. are integral to the better rule.

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Anon    5/4/10
jim k, Austin

And then double check the evidence.

Justin, Elkland

The manufacture of evidence is a simple thing. With all evidence the source is more important than the substance. Trust the evidence only if you trust the source.

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RBESRQ    5/4/10

The intent is good.

Mike, Norwalk

Justin, said well. There is not a court, legislative or executive body today where evidence is not manufactured from desired lies.

J Carlton, Calgary

For some reason my first thought was of the Reverend Al Gore and his Church of Doom. Hey Al! The temperature hasn't changed for 17 years now...the ice packs are expanding again...and you're still making a ton of money on carbon exchange....hmmm.

jim k, Austin, Tx

From the Buddha, "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense". I doubt that anyone walked on water unless it was frozen.

E Archer, NYC

How true. Politics, whether secular or religious, is the propping up of ideas that cannot stand on their own. The Truth is always before us, whether we can see it or not. When we stop discerning, we are but domesticated animals.

Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown

However, beware of the "evidence" and make comprehensive investigation of all sides, because the conventional who never makes a honest mistake misrepresents an honest mistake as a dishonest mistake. The unconventional Mr Fredrick William Sillik tries something new everyday and is misrepresented everyday, hence Dr Einstein's quote.


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