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1,084.  Never contradict

Never explain

Never apologise.  (Life's Like That & Contradiction & Explain & Apologise)  John Arbuthnot Fisher, letter to The Times 5th September 1919

 

 

65,669.  But let the wise be warned against too great readiness at explanation: it multiplies the sources of mistake, lengthening the sum for reckoners sure to go wrong.  (Brevity & Wisdom & Explanation & Mistake)  George Eliot, Middlemarch

 

 

2,182.  Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.  (Life's Like That & Explain)  Elbert Hubbard, The Motto Book 1907

 

 

2,473.  Not explaining science seems to me perverse.  When you are in love, you want to tell the world.  (Science & Explanation)  Professor Carl Sagan

 

 

2,392.  An alleged scientific discovery has no merit unless it can be explained to a barmaid.  (Science & Explanation)  Ernest Rutherford, cited G J Whitrow ‘Einstein: The Man and His Achievement’ 1973

 

 

2,682.  Do you not think that there are things which you cannot understand, and yet which are; that some people see things that others cannot?  But there are things old and new which must not be contemplate by men's eyes, because they know – or think they know – some things which other men have told them.  Ah, it is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all; and if it explain not, then it says there is nothing to explain.  (Science & Understand & Explain)  Bram Stoker, Dracula
 

 

4,454.  Don’t let us forget that the causes of human actions are usually immeasurably more complex and varied than our subsequent explanations of them.  (Humanity & Action & Explanation)  Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot
 

 

9,767.  You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem.  It defeats the purpose.  The meaning is only clear thorough the search.  (Art & Explain)  Rick Riordan

 

 

23,806.  There’s a perfectly logical explanation for everything, with the possible exception of Little Jimmy Osmond.  (Science Fiction & Explanation)  Red Dwarf II: Thanks for the Memory s2e3, Holly

 

 

45,336.  Never complain and never explain.  (Politics & Complain & Explanation)  Benjamin Disraeli                      

 

 

71,922.  To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.  To one without faith, no explanation is possible.  (Explain & Faith)  Thomas Aquinas

 

 

71,923.  In fact, when you get right down to it, almost every explanation Man came up with for anything until about 1926 was stupid.  Dave Barry

 

 

2,613.  The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is all comprehensible.  (Science & Explanation & Understanding & World)  Albert Einstein

 

 

53,246.  No more things should be presumed to exist than are absolutely necessary.  (Existence & Simplicity & Explanation & Reason)  William of Occam, ‘Occam’s Razor’ attributed

 

 

93,083.  To rush into explanations is always a sign of weakness.  (Weakness & Explanation)  Agatha Christie, The Seven Dials Mystery