It should go without saying that an accurate report of actual events is a necessary part of any good study.
For example, it used to go without saying that a man would pay on a date.
It should go without saying that our government has no business promoting a program like this and it should be stopped.
And perhaps it should go without saying at this point that no one knows the strength of the enemy America is fighting.
It should go without saying, but there is no evidence that this is true.
It should go without saying that the librarian should possess a wide knowledge of books.
Yes,” said Kitty, “but––shall we go without saying good-bye?
He felt it hard to go without saying one last farewell to her.
I sent you to Fillmore, and he had no business to let you go without saying a word to me.
We go to-morrow morning to Torquay for a month, and I can't bear to go without saying a word of farewell to you.
"utterance, recitation, action of the verb 'say,' " c.1300, verbal noun from say (v.); meaning "something that has been said" (usually by someone thought important) is from c.1300; sense of "a proverb" is first attested mid-15c.
Ça va sans dire, a familiar French locution, whose English equivalent might be "that is a matter of course," or "that may be taken for granted." But recently it has become the tendency to translate it literally, "that goes without saying," and these words, though originally uncouth and almost unmeaning to the unpractised ear, are gradually acquiring the exact meaning of the French. [Walsh, 1892]