Friday, May 14, 2010

Quotes Related to Evaluation

  • True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information. Winston Churchill
  • The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew every time he sees me, while all the rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them. George Bernard Shaw
  • Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted. Albert Einstein
  • We cannot discover what ought to be the case by examining what is the case. We must decide what ought to be the case. Paul Taylor
  • The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The truly dangerous this is asking the wrong question. Peter Drucker
  • One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results. Milton Friedman
  • The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple! Oscar Wilde
  • First get your facts; then you can distort them at your leisure. Mark Twain
  • My mind is made up, don't confuse me with the facts! Unknown
  • A funeral eulogy is a belated plea for the defense delivered after the evidence is all in. Irvin S. Cobb
  • There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth. Maya Angelou
  • It is easier to believe a lie that one has heard a thousand times than to believe a fact that no one has heard before. Unknown
  • We want the facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don't it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions. Jessamyn West
  • If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried. Unknown
  • Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Carl Sagan
  • Evaluate what you want -- because what gets measured, gets produced. James Belasco
  • Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. Warren Buffett
  • For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent. Tony Robbins
  • Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.Carl Sagan


  1. Nice quotations! Thanks It helps me much in writing my session guide!