„Seek Truth from Facts“

Actually from the Han Shu 《漢書·河間獻王劉德傳》, not coined by Mao Zedong nor by Deng Xiaoping, popularized by various people before them.
Misattributed or apocryphal

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Deng Xiaoping12
político chino 1904 - 1997

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„It is not necessary to seek truth among others which it is easy to obtain from the Church.“

—  Irenaeus Bishop and saint 130 - 202

Book 3, Chapter 4. From Readings in World Christian History (2013), pp. 58-99.
Against Heresies

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Tom Stoppard Foto

„From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.“

—  Tom Stoppard British playwright 1937

From principles is derived probability, but truth is obtained only from facts. - Jesse Olney (1798 - 1872), The National Preceptor (Goodwin, 1830), Lesson LXXXV: "Select Sentences," rule # 19 (p. 171).
Misattributed

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Jiddu Krishnamurti Foto

„When the mind seeks truth, the truth it has read about in books, that "truth" is self-projected, for then the mind is merely in pursuit of the known, a more satisfactory known than the previous one. When the mind seeks truth, it is seeking its own self-projection, not truth.“

—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986

Vol. VI, p 5, "First Talk in Rajahmundry (20 November 1949) http://www.jkrishnamurti.com/krishnamurti-teachings/view-text.php?tid=335&chid=4655&w=%22You+cannot+find+truth+through+anybody+else%22, J.Krishnamurti Online, JKO Serial No. 491120
Posthumous publications, The Collected Works
Contexto: You cannot find truth through anybody else. How can you? Surely, truth is not something static; it has no fixed abode; it is not an end, a goal. On the contrary, it is living, dynamic, alert, alive. How can it be an end? If truth is a fixed point, it is no longer truth; it is then a mere opinion. Sir, truth is the unknown, and a mind that is seeking truth will never find it. For mind is made up of the known; it is the result of the past, the outcome of time — which you can observe for yourself. Mind is the instrument of the known; hence it cannot find the unknown; it can only move from the known to the known. When the mind seeks truth, the truth it has read about in books, that "truth" is self-projected, for then the mind is merely in pursuit of the known, a more satisfactory known than the previous one. When the mind seeks truth, it is seeking its own self-projection, not truth. After all, an ideal is self-projected; it is fictitious, unreal. What is real is what is, not the opposite. But a mind that is seeking reality, seeking God, is seeking the known. When you think of God, your God is the projection of your own thought, the result of social influences. You can think only of the known; you cannot think of the unknown, you cannot concentrate on truth. The moment you think of the unknown, it is merely the self-projected known. So, God or truth cannot be thought about. If you think about it, it is not truth. Truth cannot be sought; it comes to you. You can go after only what is known. When the mind is not tortured by the known, by the effects of the known, then only can truth reveal itself. Truth is in every leaf, every tear; it is to be known from moment to moment. No one can lead you to truth; and if anyone leads you, it can only be to the known.

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„Keep the company of those who seek the truth- run from those who have found it“

—  Václav Havel playwright, essayist, poet, dissident and 1st President of the Czech Republic 1936 - 2011

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Ursula K. Le Guin Foto

„If I don’t speak truth I can’t seek truth.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin, libro The Eye of the Heron

Fuente: The Eye of the Heron (1978), Chapter 5 (p. 77)

Epictetus Foto

„The truth every man and woman seeks is in themselves.“

—  Barry Long Australian spiritual teacher and writer 1926 - 2003

The Way In (2000)

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„The seeking for truth is better than its loveless possession.“

—  John Lancaster Spalding Catholic bishop 1840 - 1916

Fuente: Aphorisms and Reflections (1901), p. 182

George Sand Foto

„Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.“

—  George Sand, libro La Mare au diable

L'art n'est pas une étude de la réalité positive; c'est une recherche de la vérité idéale.
La Mare au Diable, ch. 1 (1851); Frank Hunter Potter (trans.) The Haunted Pool (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1895) p. 15

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Marcus Tullius Cicero Foto

„The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth.“

—  Marcus Tullius Cicero Roman philosopher and statesman -106 - -43 a.C.

As quoted in A Crowd of One: The Future of Individual Identity (2007) by John Clippinger, p. 130
Compare: "The distinguishing property of man is to search for and to follow after truth." – De Officiis, Book I, 13
Disputed

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Ayn Rand Foto

„The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it.“

—  Ayn Rand, libro Himno

Variante: The secrets of this earth are not for all men to see, but only for those who will seek them (pg. 52).
Fuente: Anthem

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