Logic Quotes

Logic Quotes by Pierre Bonnard, Charles Sanders Peirce, Audrey Hepburn, Thomas Huxley, Francois Guizot, Bjork and many others.

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You reason color more than you reason drawing… Color has a logic as severe as form.
Pierre Bonnard
Mathematics is purely hypothetical: it produces nothing but conditional propositions.
Charles Sanders Peirce
My life isn’t theories and formulae. It’s part instinct, part common sense. Logic is as good a word as any, and I’ve absorbed what logic I have from everything and everyone… from my mother, from training as a ballet dancer, from Vogue magazine, from the laws of life and health and nature.
Audrey Hepburn
Science is simply common sense at its best.
Thomas Huxley
Nothing falsifies history more than logic.
Francois Guizot
There’s definitely, definitely, definitely, no logic to human behaviour . . . There’s no map And a compass Wouldn’t help at all
The circumstances of human society are too complicated to be submitted to the rigor of mathematical calculation.
Marquis de Custine
I feel that if people investigate the emergence of government, of State power – if they examine the logic of State power historically, and more specifically in the United States – they will find that the concept of limited government is not tenable once they adopt some type of libertarian principle.
Murray Bookchin
Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.
Evan Esar
What was it with men, that they found elementary logic so difficult?
Ian Mcewan
Next to the intellectual stimulation of chess, the educational value is of great importance. Chess teaches logic, imagination, self-discipline, and determination.
Garry Kasparov
If the music has a logic of its own – as I think my music has – an open-minded listener will apprehend and understand.
Paul Lansky
Don’t disturb complicated systems that have been around for a very long time. We don’t understand their logic. Don’t pollute the planet. Leave it the way we found it, regardless of scientific ‘evidence’.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Logic is the art of thinking well: the mind, like the body, requires to be trained before it can use its powers in the most advantageous way.
Henry Home, Lord Kames
Marriage, in my culture, has nothing to do with romance. It’s a matter of logic. If Mr. and Mrs. Ahmadi like Mr. and Mrs. Nejari, then their children should get married. On the other hand, if the parents don’t like each other, but the children do, well, this is where sad poetry comes from.
Firoozeh Dumas
you can’t use logic on human behavior.
Jeff Lindsay
It’s remarkable the logic we’ll build around a misapprehension.
Sloane Crosley
A song sometimes ends up with its own internal logic.
Adam Schlesinger
Just pick a political story at random and read the comments. There is no logic or reason on either side – only hypocrisy and hate.
Michael Arrington
Globally, we need to make sure that markets are open… If we see that there are restrictions on free trade, then simple economic logic will demonstrate that this is not beneficial.
Kersti Kaljulaid
Managers who assume that higher profits drive better working conditions may have their logic backwards. Contrary to conventional wisdom, our research identified companies in virtually every industry that are profitable because they provide good jobs.
James O’Toole
We need the help of other member countries and leaders who, like us, want to see a change in Europe’s direction. That’s also my logic when I tell voters that electing me president will not only shape France’s future, but also initiate change across all of Europe.
Francois Hollande
A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Histories of discrimination can live on in digital platforms, and if they go unquestioned, they become part of the logic of everyday algorithmic systems.
Kate Crawford
In logic, there are no morals.
Rudolf Carnap
The usefulness of madmen is famous: they demonstrate society’s logic flagrantly carried out down to its last scrimshaw scrap.
Cynthia Ozick
When the gun lobby fights gun-control legislation, its logic is clear: it does not like laws that prevent people from owning or using guns.
Adam Cohen
Why don’t they teach logic at these schools?
Digory Kirke
I think it goes without saying that Logic has a strong and powerful message in his artistic deliveries and has a very beautiful mind. I’m so thrilled to have him be a part of ‘Feels.’
Snoh Aalegra
Logic is the art of going wrong with confidence.
Joseph Wood Krutch
To write music is to raise a ladder without a wall to lean it against. There is no scaffolding: the building under construction is held in balance only by the miracle of a kind of internal logic, an innate sense of proportion.
Arthur Honegger
All exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation.
Bertrand Russell
Good design is a matter of discipline. It starts by looking at the problem and collecting all the available information about it. If you understand the problem, you have the solution. It’s really more about logic than imagination.
Massimo Vignelli
The human mind is a story processor, not a logic processor.
Jonathan Haidt
The logic of a madman is a sane man’s confusion.
Joe R. Lansdale
I had thought that growing up’s consolation was that you could escape from the arbitrariness of things, that somehow one acquired more control. Now you had two numbers until you were ninety-nine. And it wasn’t true. Growing up was just more of the same but taller. What happened was all luck. There was no logic.
Janice Galloway
Perhaps there is supranatural: reason beyond the normal definitions of fact or data-based logic; something that only makes sense if you can see a bigger picture of reality. Maybe that is where faith fits in.
William P. Young
I can’t use logic concerning my feelings, my feelings demand musical notes, violins, guitar solos, the stomping of feet, poetic language, metaphors, poetic lines about birds or deserts or tree-crowded forests.
Noah Cicero
Eloquence is logic on fire.
Lyman Beecher
Sometimes, more money is spent on promotion of a film than the making of it. I don’t understand that logic. The movie should run on its merit.
Naseeruddin Shah
Let’s assume for the moment that the logic behind Presidents Day is actually sound for certain presidents. Why not have a separate holiday for Lincoln and one for Washington – as we used to do, before we became so concerned with the ‘Every President Gets a Trophy’ ethos?
Ben Shapiro
Can one understand politics without understanding history, especially the history of political thought, and will this distinguish political philosophy from some other kinds of philosophy (such as, perhaps, logic) to which the study of history is not integral?
Raymond Geuss
Some people have a gift for stupidity, an almost mystic ability to withstand any form of logic.
David Gemmell
For nothing is more democratic than logic; it is no respecter of persons and makes no distinction between crooked and straight noses.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I’m not looking for is the audience going to like it [the film during the first screening] or not. I want to hear somebody try to poke a hole in it. I want to hear why they saw the logic was flawed or why that scene was not believable.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura
The only bit of logic-based public bathroom humor I know is: the difference between men and women is that between the statement [P and not Q] and the statement [Q and not P].
John Allen Paulos
Philosophy is based on speculation, on logic, on thought, on the synthesis of what we know and on the analysis of what we do not know. Philosophy must include within its confines the whole content of science, religion and art.
P.D. Ouspensky
Logic is not only an exact science, but is the most simple and elementary of all sciences; it ought therefore undoubtedly to find some place in every course of education.
William Stanley Jevons
You can be totally rational with a machine. But if you work with people, sometimes logic often has to take a backseat to understanding.
Akio Morita
Brevity is the soul of command. Too much talking suggests desperation on the part of the leader. Speak shortly, decisively and to the point–and couch your desires in such natural logic that no one can raise objections. Then move on.
Cyrus the Great
By logic, it’s a handicap. If I shut one eye, I can’t see from the other eye. But it is one of those things which I don’t think too much about. One needs to have the strength to move forward.
Rana Daggubati
Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic.
Tim Noakes
Cold completely introspective logic places a philosopher on the road to the abstract. Out of this empty, artificial act of thinking there can result, of course, nothing which bears on the relation of man to himself, and to the universe.
Albert Schweitzer
I hope you become comfortable with the use of logic without being deceived into concluding that logic will inevitably lead you to the correct conclusion.
Neil Armstrong
Craftsmanship and logic is key to any movie-making.
My Master… Say all you wish of me. It does not matter to me:Shallow.. Stupid.. Crazy.. Simple minded. It does not concern me anymore. For whoever writes about her concerns. in the logic of Men is called a stupid woman. and didn’t I tell you in the beginning that I am a stupid woman?
Nizar Qabbani
Science is a method of logical analysis of nature’s operations. It has lessened human anxiety about the cosmos by demonstrating the materiality of nature’s forces, and their frequent predictability.
Camille Paglia
Logic: an instrument used for bolstering a prejudice.
Elbert Hubbard
I happen to have been born a Cartesian. The French education is based on a sequence of strict logic. You carry it with you.
Marcel Duchamp
…you’re waiting because you thought it would follow, you thought there would be some logic, perhaps, something to pull it all together but here we are in the weeds again, here we are in the bowels of the thing: your world doesn’t make sense.
Richard Siken
There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.
Edward Abbey
Inferences of Science and Common Sense differ from those of deductive logic and mathematics in a very important respect, namely, when the premises are true and the reasoning correct, the conclusion is only probable.
Bertrand Russell
De-radicalisation begins by breaking down the logic which once seemed unassailable and rethinking what you are fighting for and why. That is hard to do when Islamists and Islamophobes feed off each other’s hateful cliches.
Maajid Nawaz
It was the most convulted, ridiculous piece of logic I’d heard in awhile… It was something I would have come up with.
Richelle Mead
The transition between competing paradigms cannot be made a step at a time, forced by logic and neutral experience. Like the gestalt switch, it must occur all at once (though not necessarily in an instant) or not at all.
Thomas Kuhn
Logic merely sanctions the conquests of the intuition.
Jacques Hadamard
Elementary propositions consist of names.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
But we all recognise the primary foible of frail humanity – our propensity for embracing hope and shunning logic, our tendency to believe what we desire rather than what we observe.
Stephen Jay Gould
May the culture of life and love render vain the logic of death.
Pope John Paul II
With method and logic one can accomplish anything.
Agatha Christie
The logic of words should yield to the logic of realities.
Louis D. Brandeis
It is perhaps wrong to say that the enemy of enlightenment is logic; rather, it is dualistic, verbal thinking. In fact, it is even more basic than that: it is perception.
Douglas Hofstadter
Each experience of love nudges us toward the Story of Interbeing, because it only fits into that story and defies the logic of Separation.
Charles Eisenstein
I think each family has a funhouse logic all its own, and in that distortion,in that delusion, all behavior can seem both perfectly normal and crazy.
Darin Strauss
These revelations expressed through Art work upon the soul with a force carrying its own conviction and permeate our sentient life with a sense of truth which logic and mere reason are powerless to combat.
Richard Wagner
One of the most powerful transformational catalysts is knowledge, new information, or logic that defies old mental models and ways of thinking.
Elizabeth Thornton
Does fuzzy logic tickle?
Steven Wright
It is perplexing to see the flexibility of the so-called ‘exact sciences’ which by cast-iron laws of logic and by the infallible help of mathematics can lead to conclusions which are diametrically opposite to one another.
Vasco Ronchi
They said God was on high and he controlled the world and therefore we must pray against Satan. Well, if God controls the world, he controls Satan. For me, religion was full of misstatements and reaches of logic that I just couldn’t agree with.
Gene Roddenberry
Summation of Leviathan: “The axiom, fear; the method, logic; the conclusion, despotism.”
Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper
It’s a simple exercise; a little logic, a little taste, and the will to cooperate.
Raymond Loewy
Stay close to those who sing, tell stories, and enjoy life, and whose eyes sparkle with happiness. Because happiness is contagious and will always manage to find a solution, whereas logic can find only an explanation for the mistake made.
Paulo Coelho
Every man should have aunts. They illustrate the triumph of guess work over logic.
Agatha Christie
If you go in for argument take care of your temper. Your logic if you have any will take care of itself.
Joseph P. Farrell
No. The moral of the story in so far as it has one is that cannibals can study logic, and that if you are going to leave the path, you better have your wits about you and know better than to trust the first scary old lady who talks to you in public.
Nick Harkaway
I live in Realville, and my problem is that I’m governed by logic. And some of the claims that are made by people on the left just don’t hold up.
Rush Limbaugh
I cannot tell by what logic we call a toad, a bear, or an elephant ugly; they being created in those outward shapes and figures which best express the actions of their inward forms.
Thomas Browne
Chopin’s rubato possessed an unshakeable emotional logic. It always justified itself by a strengthening or weakening melodic line, by exaggeration or affectation.
Karol Mikuli
All the speed he took, all the turns he’d taken and the corners he’d cut in Night City, and still he’d see the matrix in his sleep, bright lattices of logic unfolding across that colorless void.
William Gibson
My heroes were always a combination of Captain Kirk and Mr Spock. You have to be ruled by logic, but if you’re only ruled by logic and you don’t touch your emotions, you will make the wrong instinctive call.
Maria Ressa
By logic and reason we die hourly; by imagination we live.
William Butler Yeats
Better to be without logic than without feeling.
Charlotte Bronte
I am a sworn atheist and therefore from my point of view the Talmud or the Koran don’t constitute works of political philosophy but rather writings that stand in utter contradiction to concepts like logic, freedom, feminism, secularism, brotherhood – which are my ideals.
Michel Onfray
Logic, sometimes has very little to do with political action.
Alexander Mackenzie
If the ways of the Almighty are not humanly logical, it is not the fault of the Almighty but of the limitations of human logic.
Maria Montessori
Logic can convince but only emotion can motivate.
Jonathan Alter
It’s Adrian Ivashkov logic. Don’t try to understand it. Just roll with it.
Richelle Mead
We now think of internal representation as great big vectors, and we do not think of logic as the paradigm for how to get things to work. We just think you can have these great big neural nets that learn, and so, instead of programming, you are just going to get them to learn everything.
Geoffrey Hinton
I would like to tell our American, British and Spanish friends that the Iraqi crisis is not a problem between the United States and France, but between those who want to move forward in the logic of war and the international community.
Dominique de Villepin
My literature is much more the result of a paradox than that of an implacable logic, typical of police novels. The paradox is the tension that exists in my soul.
Paulo Coelho
The “can do” logic, by its own nature, does not accept limits. And an empire does not have a graceful way to evolve out of this role. History demonstrates this time and again.
Graciela Chichilnisky
At the time, my personal research objectives were to provide Keynesian economics with more rigorous foundations and to tighten and elaborate the logic of macroeconomic and monetary theory.
James Tobin
Logic! Good gracious! What rubbish!
E. M. Forster
A MAN WITH A CONVICTION is a hard man to change. Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Appeal to logic and he fails to see your point.
Leon Festinger
Faith in God goes beyond intellectual presentation and logic.
Radhanath Swami
Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth.
Jean de la Bruyere
PoincarГ© was a vigorous opponent of the theory that all mathematics can be rewritten in terms of the most elementary notions of classical logic; something more than logic, he believed, makes mathematics what it is.
Eric Temple Bell
Only professional mathematicians learn anything from proofs. Other people learn from explanations.
Ralph P. Boas, Jr.
In short stories there’s more permission to be elliptical. You can have image-logic, or it’s almost like a poem in that you can come to a lot of meanings within a short space.
Karen Russell
I think logicians hate my work, they detest it! And I’m like pornography, I’m sort of an unmentionable subject in the world of logic, because my results are so disgusting!
Gregory Chaitin
The American Constitution, one of the few modern political documents drawn up by men who were forced by the sternest circumstances to think out what they really had to face, instead of chopping logic in a university classroom.
George Bernard Shaw
If we base our belief systems on the humble assumption that the complexities of the world are ontologically beyond our understanding, then maybe our belief systems will make more sense and end up causing less suffering.
Science, logic, and truth should not be partisan issues; they are the cornerstones of fields that have made the United States a leader in innovation and a better place for everyone to live.
Bill Foster
Neither Aristotelian nor Russellian rules give the exact logic of any expression of ordinary language; for ordinary language has no exact logic.
P. F. Strawson
A lot of people think that since I’m drunk in my stories, I must be drunk 24 hours a day. What kind of stupid logic is that? It’d be like if you saw Michael Jordan at a restaurant and were like, “Why aren’t you in your basketball uniform?” I leave out way more than I put in.
Tucker Max
Laws of nature are human inventions, like ghosts. Laws of logic, or mathematics are also human inventions, like ghosts. The whole blessed thing is a human invention, including the idea that it isn’t a human invention.
Robert M. Pirsig
I think comedy has to be an intellectual pursuit. It comes down to logic and analysis. As soon as it becomes emotional, it’s not comedy anymore.
Ricky Gervais
Riposte of “that old lady in the anecdote who was accused by her nieces of being illogical,” Logic! Good gracious! What rubbish! How can I tell what I think till I see what I say?
E. M. Forster
Arguments cannot be answered by personal abuse; there is no logic in slander, and falsehood, in the long run, defeats itself.
Robert Green Ingersoll
It is advertising and the logic of consumerism that governs the depiction of reality in the mass media.
Christopher Lasch
Your imagination is the movie trailer for your future, so nurture it always.В  Logic will get you to the next level, but only imagination will take you to the level you really want to find.
Randy Gage
My parents were lenient. My mother believed God was another word for nature. I took up Satanism not out of desperation, but out of logic. I rebelled, not but because of a religious or repressive childhood. I wanted to join the French Foreign Legion.
Anton Szandor LaVey
Nature is good at connectivity. The impact of diverse human activities is observed and absorbed throughout nature. Everything is linked. Nature has no problem with coherence. Ecosystems react with their own logic.
Jonas Gahr Store
I read one or two other books which gave me a background in mathematics other than logic.
Stephen Cole Kleene
Logic can take you from point A to point B. Imagination can take you wherever you want
Albert Einstein
I know when something is too important to be decided by logic.
Lisa Kleypas
Fasting was good for the imagination but bad for logic.
Josephine Tey
Anything that contradicts experience and logic should be abandoned.
Dalai Lama
Dialectic logic is there’s only love and hate, you either love somebody or you hate them.
Dennis Hopper
I always approach logic without emotion. The math always equals the math. Regardless of whether I discovered the math before anyone else, or I just decided to accept it, I know what logically makes sense, and I’m going to speak on it every time.
Damon Dash
The more externally chaotic the world becomes, the more we need sound internal logic, especially when it comes to our emotions.
Chip Conley
Among the enduring truths I keep bumping into when there is the luxury of time to get to know people or institutions, is that their decisions are often made for what are not, strictly speaking, reasons of logic.
Ken Auletta
Film is an emotional medium; it’s not a logical medium. It’s not an intellectual medium, so every decision you make as a filmmaker and an actor has to be emotional in some way, even in the rejection of logic.
Paul Haggis
We call infinite that thing whose limits we have not perceived, and so by that word we do not signify what we understand about a thing, but rather what we do not understand.
Rene Descartes
I do not believe in the gifted. If [the students] have ganas, I can make them do it.
Jaime Escalante
Logic is the key to an all-inclusive spiritual well-being.
Marlene Dietrich
It is the logic of consumerism that undermines the values of loyalty and permanence and promotes a different set of values that is destructive of family life.
Christopher Lasch
The advantage is that mathematics is a field in which one’s blunders tend to show very clearly and can be corrected or erased with a stroke of the pencil.
Norbert Wiener
But of course there’s no logic to San Francisco generally, a city built with putty and pipe cleaners, rubber cement and colored construction paper. It’s the work of fairies, elves, happy children with new crayons
Dave Eggers
I’ve described my usual writing process as scrambling from peak to peak on inspiration through foggy valleys of despised logic. Inspiration is better when you can get it.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Pure logic could never lead us to anything but tautologies; it can create nothing new; not from it alone can any science issue.
Henri Poincare
I’m a writer. That’s who I am, at my core. I’m a writer, and then I learned production and administration, along the way. I feel like most people can learn it because production and the administration part is all about logic, and it’s all about learning rules and budgets.
Ronald D. Moore
Mythology is much better stuff than history. It has form; logic; a message.
Penelope Lively
Truly, that reason upon which we plume ourselves, though it may answer for little things, yet for great decisions is hardly surer than a toss up.
Charles Sanders Peirce
Even in something surreal like ‘Father Ted,’ everything has to logically follow, everything has to lead one to another. The moment the logic of a situation doesn’t work then you might as well not bother because people have signed out.
Josh Widdicombe
The language of literature is the language of all the world. It is necessary to divest ourselves at once of the notion of diversified vocal and grammatical speech which constitutes the various tongues of the Earth, and conceals the identity of image and logic in the minds of all men.
George Edward Woodberry
Somebody who should have been born
is gone.
Yes, woman, such logic will lead
to loss without death. Or say what you meant,
you coward . . . this baby that I bleed.
Anne Sexton
Plurality is not to be posited without necessity.
William of Ockham
It is so easy to convince others; it is so difficult to convince oneself.
Oscar Wilde
The line has magnitude in one way, the plane in two ways, and the solid in three ways, and beyond these there is no other magnitude because the three are all.
Much of my work in this period was concerned with exploring the logic of economic models, but also with attempting to reconcile the models with everyday observation.
Joseph Stiglitz
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission. It roots in a bare wisdom that exists in senses more than mind, a wisdom that, in primitive form, evolved the mind which so often overlooks it.
Charles Lindbergh
It is by logic we prove. It is by intuition we discover.
Henri Poincare
Logic is pointless.
Mike Cernovich
It is with logic that one proves; it is with intuition that one invents.
Henri Poincare
The devil has a Ph.D. in perfect logic.
Anthony de Mello
Cole chuckled, saying, “Fear of spiders is arachnophobia, and fear of tight spaces is claustrophobia, but fear of Ali Bell is just called logic.
Gena Showalter
A logic proof is: you get a starting point and an ending point, and you have to get there through all these different steps and tautologies. I approach novel writing that way. When I get to the end I have to go back and connect everything.
Heidi Julavits
For me, who only desire to become wise, not more learned or eloquent, these logical or Aristotelian dispositions of parts are of no use.
Michel de Montaigne
Now you see, Dr. Stadler, you’re speaking as if this book were addressing to a thinking audience. If it were, one would have to be concerned with such matters as accuracy, validity, logic and the prestige of science. But it isn’t. It’s addressed to the public.
Ayn Rand
Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.
Norman Cousins
Don’t rely on logic alone, nor speculation. Don’t infer or be deceived by appearances.
Gautama Buddha
Though logic-choppers rule the town,
And every man and maid and boy
Has marked a distant object down,
An aimless joy is a pure joy.
William Butler Yeats
Fantasy, at its best, is balm for the soul. But it is faulty logic to assume that balm is necessarily mind-numbing anesthesia.
Vera Nazarian
I never thought that others would take my theories so much more seriously than I did.
Albert Einstein
You asked me how to get out of the finite dimensions when I feel like it. I certainly don’t use logic when I do it. Logic’s the first thing you have to get rid of.
J. D. Salinger
…simple logic tells you that if somebody wants you dead you have one course of action: To get them deader sooner.
James Woods
Logic plus logic equals the illogical. Do you know what I mean?
Jason Schwartzman
Women do not think with logic and discretion but with emotions of the heart
Cassandra Clare
There are no solved problems; there are only problems that are more or less solved.
Henri Poincare
Logic helps us to strip off the outward disguise of things, and to behold and judge of them in their own nature.
Isaac Watts
The logic now in use serves rather to fix and give stability to the errors which have their foundation in commonly received notions than to help the search for truth. So it does more harm than good.
Francis Bacon
I cannot understand the logic of those who have been deliberately and mischievously propagating that the Constitution of Pakistan will not be based on Islamic Sharia. Islamic principles today are as much applicable to life as they were 1300 years ago.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
The real universe is always one step beyond logic.
Frank Herbert
Logic may indeed be unshakeable, but it cannot withstand a man who is determined to live.
Franz Kafka
Without deductive logic science would be entirely useless. It is merely a barren game to ascend from the particular to the general, unless afterwards we can reverse the process and descend from the general to the particular, ascending and descending like angels on Jacob’s ladder.
Alfred North Whitehead
Fear is the enemy of logic.
Frank Sinatra
When we must pay the true price for the depletion of nature’s gifts, materials will become more precious to us, and economic logic will reinforce, and not contradict, our heart’s desire to treat the world with reverence and, when we receive nature’s gifts, to use them well.
Charles Eisenstein
There are areas of philosophy that are important, but I think of them as being subsumed by other fields. In the case of descriptive philosophy, you have literature or logic, which, in my view, is really mathematics.
Lawrence M. Krauss
If death is truly a curse,’ Spock said, as soberly as some power pronouncing a hundred years of sleep, but with a glint of private, serene humor in his eyes. ‘There is little logic in condemning something one has not experienced…or does not remember experiencing.
Diane Duane
Logic and metaphysics make use of more tools than all the rest of the sciences put together, and do the least work.
Charles Caleb Colton
It’s a little bit like my inability to read a guide book before I go anywhere. I can read it after I’ve been there and by the same logic I refuse to accept any technical stunts from anybody. I refused to learn more than I knew and I confess I missed a great deal.
Ben Shahn
There can never be surprises in logic.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
The school was prone to dishing out punishments for anything creative that didn’t fit with expectation – I just followed the logic and figured the folk club was probably much the same.
David Knopfler
Resistance to Brexit is the logic of everything Labour stands for.
Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis
He is a true fugitive who flies from reason.
Marcus Aurelius
Logic is no answer to passion.
Herb Caen
Culture has no logic.
Michael Wolff
Aristotle can be regarded as the father of logic. But his logic is too scholastic, full of subtleties, and fundamentally has not been of much value to the human understanding. It is a dialectic and an organon for the art of disputation.
Immanuel Kant
What humans do with the language of mathematics is to describe patterns.
Lynn Steen
I mean, I’ve had bartenders and waiters and waitresses make a comment about a joke of mine, like pointing out some sort of logic error or something that I’ve never even thought about, and they’re right.
Todd Barry
I have this very simple logic about life that it should not be taken too seriously.
Sushmita Sen
Once you realize there’s less logic in human institutions than you once thought, you see the narrative potential in just about everything around you. Sometimes, in fact, it seems as if the human world runs on inefficiency and erratic behavior.
Jeff VanderMeer
The seed haunted by the sun never fails to find its way between the stones in the ground. And the pure logician, if no sun draws him forth, remains entangled in his logic.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
What avail all your scholarly accomplishments and learning, compared with wisdom and manhood? To omit his other behavior, see whata work this comparatively unread and unlettered man wrote within six weeks. Where is our professor of belles-lettres, or of logic and rhetoric, who can write so well?
Henry David Thoreau
And if at times you renounce experience and mind’s heavy logic, it seems that the world has rushed along on its orbit, leaving you alone flying above a forgotten cloud bank, somewhere in the solitude of interstellar space.
Charles Lindbergh
A rГ©gime [Nazism] which invented a biological foreign policy was obviously acting against its own best interests. But at least it obeyed its own particular logic.
Albert Camus
Logic was puny in the face of my wrath. Logic was puny and magic was mighty: I had just gotten rebirthed, refilled and renewed, and was fast on my way to resentful.
C.E. Murphy
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
Leonard Nimoy
A picture whose pictorial form is logical form is called a logical picture.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
If you plan it out, and it seems logical to you, then you can do it. I discovered the power of a plan.
Robert Ballard
Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.
Leonard Nimoy
There is this great idea about the logic of a politician, along the lines of: “Something must be done, this is something, therefore we must do it.
Antony Jay
If you go to a magic show, you don’t want to see logic.
Willie Nelson
Logic taken to an extreme would always equal chaos.
Kate Green
The subject of my work has a lot to do with general, artistic matters, questions like: What is creativity? Where do we come from? What are our motors? What is coincidence? What is logic?
As a pianist, our particular role is to enter a piece and its logic and create a particular interpretation from our understanding. The most important thing for the performer is, after all, to create a special atmosphere – we enter the composer’s feelings and emotions and recreate them freshly for a given audience.
Rafal Blechacz
But I always need to identify with a character to write about him or her – and by “identify,” I mean see the world through that person’s eyes and have a strong sense of the inner logic of their acts and decisions, wacky or wrongheaded though they might be. In that sense, I think there’s some of me in all of them.
Jennifer Egan
Fear, logic, and tradition are not going to make you live a good life when no one is looking.
Timothy Keller
Life isn’t always about logic and reasons—sometimes you just have to close your eyes and jump. Particularly when it comes to relationships.
Julie James
The single greatest world transformation would simply be the embrace of global reasonableness and pluralistic tolerance the global embrace of egoic-rationality (on the way to centauric vision-logic).
Ken Wilber
With his new CD ‘Tactiles’ Liberty Ellman emerges as one of the most intriguing, albeit unorthodox, guitarists on the New York scene today. An album of original, esoteric compositions marked by dense polyrhythms, dissonant, angular lines and an organic logic that ties the whole thing together in brilliant fashion.
Bill Milkowski
When words become a poem, it makes sense to me, but I don’t know how to explain to someone why the words are the way they are. It’s just the logic of the poem to me.
Sarah Kay
The arena of logic was made by men for men; it was expressly founded on the exclusion of what is not male, as well as what is not Greek, not Christian, nor Western, not Aryan.
Catharine MacKinnon
Much of what I make is geometric, and has a kind of almost mathematical logic to the form.
Anish Kapoor
At the judgment, in response to our questions, the Lord will show us his wounds, and we will understand. In the meantime, however, he simply expects us to stand by him and to believe what these wounds tell us, even though we cannot work right through the logic of this world.
Pope Benedict XVI
Bands such as LiLiPUT and Essential Logic were just as unorthodox as Gang of Four or Wire, even taking their sounds a step further with shrieking vocals and saxophone.
Anthony Fantano
Obvious is the most dangerous word in mathematics.
Eric Temple Bell
I once knew an otherwise excellent teacher who compelled his students to perform all their demonstrations with incorrect figures, on the theory that it was the logical connection of the concepts, not the figure, that was essential.
Ernst Mach
No matter what Tucker Carlson tried – no matter what logic, the law, no matter what he tried – he could not disabuse this student of the idea that we can’t survive as a country doing that and that the country must have borders and that a country must determine who gets in and who does not.
Rush Limbaugh
Bad reasoning as well as good reasoning is possible; and this fact is the foundation of the practical side of logic.
Charles Sanders Peirce
I’m a logic monster, if things don’t make sense I’ve gotta make sense of them.
I enjoy helping to develop material for movies, it’s a way for me to get into the part.
Tina Fey
You might not think that programmers are artists, but programming is an extremely creative profession. Its logic-based creativity.
John Romero
I don’t understand the business models of Flipkart and Uber. See no logic in people saying business models like that of Flipkart will flourish but that of D-Mart will not.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
Was it probably true that reasoning beings were equal? It seemed more like a belief than a fact, even if I agreed with it. If you followed logic all the way back to its origin, did you inevitably end up at point of illogic, an article of faith?
Rachel Hartman
Every well-thought-out rebuttal to dogma, every scrap of intelligent logic, every absurdist reduction of some bullying stance is the antidote.
George Sanders
Fairy tales, because they have a very clear structure, are easier to interfere with. Also they have this really weird logic: the kind of logic that you only really experience when you’re not feeling very well, or as a child.
Helen Oyeyemi
No legal plunder: This is the principle of justice, peace, order, stability, harmony, and logic. Until the day of my death, I shall proclaim this principle with all the force of my lungs (which alas! is all too inadequate).
Frederic Bastiat
I write and do all my arrangements on my Mac. And um, I use Logic Pro, which is a great software program.
Wang Leehom
317 is a prime, not because we think so, or because our minds are shaped in one way rather than another, but because it is so, because mathematical reality is built that way.
G. H. Hardy
A scientist works largely by intuition. Given enough experience, a scientist examining a problem can leap to an intuition as to what the solution ‘should look like.’ … Science is ultimately based on insight, not logic.
Guy Consolmagno
What a silly thing love is! It is not half as useful as logic, for it does not prove anything and it is always telling one things that are not going to happen, and making one believe things that are not true.
Oscar Wilde
I spent most of high school working on the debate team, probably at some expense to my grades. Being a member of the team was great training in critical analysis, organization, and logic.
David Einhorn
When intuition and logic agree, you are always right.
Blaise Pascal
The logic was, there weren’t too many female comedians, so I thought I might as well try a field that had fewer competitors than the field I was in, which was acting, singing and dancing.
Rita Rudner
A God who fits within the confines of our conception is useless. God cannot be comprehended by man’s conception or logic. God is an eternal being who transcends the framework of man’s limited logic.
Sun Myung Moon
I believe in films that have logic behind every emotion or action.
Naga Chaitanya
When considering a candidate for office, almost right up until they enter the polling booth and sometimes even in the booth itself, most voters rely more on what they see and hear themselves in real time than on facts, history, logic, or learned experience.
Quin Hillyer
I’m supposed to be a scientific person but I use intuition more than logic in making basic decisions.
Seymour Cray
An ounce of logic can be worth more than a ton of tradition that has become obsolete through the weathering of time.
Ed Parker
The less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it
Mark Twain
Sometimes you tell someone to never call you again; and then the phone rings and you hope it’s them – it’s the most twisted logic of all time.
John Mayer
I spent a lot of time on farms when I was growing up, and I’ve been obsessed with the practical logic of farmyards – the turning radius of tractors, where the chickens and ducks might go. It’s not a place where stand-alone aesthetic decisions make a lot of sense.
Jaquelin T. Robertson
In my experience most mathematicians are intellectually lazy.
Francis Crick
The plant never lapses into mere arid functionalism; it fashions and shapes according to logic and suitability, and with its primeval force compels everything to attain the highest artistic form.
Karl Blossfeldt
The promises of modernity regarding progress, freedom and hope have not been eliminated; they have been reconfigured, stripped of their emancipatory potential and relegated to the logic of a savage market instrumentality.
Henry Giroux
We are all concerned about the future of American education. But as I tell my students, you do not enter the future – you create the future. The future is created through hard work.
Jaime Escalante
Both fact and logic seem to me to support the view that savings invested in privately owned economic tools of production amount to an act of charity. And further, I believe it to be – as a type – the greatest economic charity of all.
F. A. Harper
Remember in elementary school you were told that in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file from smallest to tallest? What is the logic in that? What, do tall people burn slower?
Stephen King
Colleges don’t teach economics properly. Unfortunately we learn little from the experience of the past. An economist must know, besides his subject, ethics, logic, philosophy, the humanities and sociology, in fact everything that is part of how we live and react to one another.
Bernard Baruch
We must go beyond the constant clamor of ego, beyond the tools of logic and reason, to the still, calm place within us: the realm of the soul.
Deepak Chopra
Arbitrary rules teach kids discipline: If every rule made sense, they wouldn’t be learning respect for authority, they’d be learning logic.
Stephen Colbert
It’s really not a stretch. The checks and balances are the same. The drums are the executive branch. The jazz orchestra is the legislative branch. Logic and reason are like jazz solos. The bass player is the judicial branch. One our greatest ever is Milt Hinton, and his nickname is “The Judge.”
Wynton Marsalis
In war it is necessary to kill as many people as possible — such is the cynical logic of war. Brutality in a fight is unavoidable; have you seen how cruelly children fight in the streets?
Maxim Gorky
Logic is the procession or proportionate unfolding of the intuition; but its virtue is as silent method; the moment it would appear as propositions, and have a separate value, it is worthless.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Men are rather beholden … generally to chance or anything else, than to logic, for the invention of arts and sciences.
Francis Bacon
We live in a Newtonian world of Einsteinian physics ruled by Frankenstein logic.
David Russell
My logic used to be if I get angry at my boyfriend, he could say, ‘Well, if that thing I do that I don’t want to stop doing makes you mad, I don’t need to be with you. Bye!’ And then he’d leave me. Forever.
Nikki Glaser
For once, you’re going to hear something that doesn’t fit into your neat, compartmentalized world of order and logic and reason.
Richelle Mead
They still believe in God, the family, angels, witches, goblins, logic, clarity, punctuation, and other obsolete stuff.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
What is a logical mind?… It is the antiseptic which destroys the bacilli of unreason whereby true happiness is vivified.
William John Locke
At the heart of all sales and marketing is the ability to create demand even in the absence of logic.
Jay Samit
Capablanca possessed an amazing ability to quickly see into a position and intuitively grasp its main features. His style, one of the purest, most crystal-clear in the entire history of chess, astonishes one with his logic.
Garry Kasparov
If you look at Cinderhella, from a production design aspect, I tried to find an interesting, iconic character, having her face wrapped up in bandages. That was funny. On the dream logic level, you’ll see the parallels of that interesting connection that I made. There’s a reason why she’s called Cinderhella.
Joseph M. Kahn
Chess is not only knowledge and logic
Alexander Alekhine
Certainly in order to understand the natural world one needs clarity, logic, and the capacity for theory building. But that understanding tends to improve because and to the extent that it is provisional, hypothetical, when it looks for disconfirmation in the particular rather than final proof as a universal.
Talal Asad
We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.
Maria Mitchell
I’m impervious to logic.
Stephen Colbert
If you use a trick in logic, whom can you be tricking other than yourself?
Ludwig Wittgenstein
I don’t really have those kinds of intentions when I write a scene. I try to follow the internal logic of the fiction, rather than make an argument or an assertion.
Rachel Kushner
There are no dams in Achankovil, Manimala, and Chaliyar rivers. Water in Achankovil flooded Pandalam, Manimala flooded Thiruvalla, and Chaliyar flooded Nilambur. So, based on what logic is someone saying that the reason for the floods is the opening of reservoirs?
Pinarayi Vijayan
Some may study side by side, and yet be asunder when they come to the logic of things.
Christmas is best pondered, not with logic, but with imagination.
Max Lucado
There have always been arguments showing that free will is an illusion: some based on hard physics, others based on pure logic.
Ted Chiang
Aristotelian logic is massive and marmoreal, but every monument accumulates graffiti.
David Berlinski
I got out of the elevator and confronted Mr. Wexler. “Killing is wrong.” “We kill chickens,” Mr. Wexler said. “We kill cows. We kill trees. So big deal, we kill some drug dealers.” It was hard to argue with that kind of logic because I like cows and chickens and trees much better than drug dealers.
Janet Evanovich
The psychologists and the metaphysicians wrangle endlessly over the nature of the thinking process in man, but no matter how violently they differ otherwise they all agree that it has little to do with logic and is not much conditioned by overt facts.
H. L. Mencken
You are right to be wary. There is much bullshit. Be wary of me too, because I may be wrong. Make up your own mind after you evaluate all the evidence and the logic.
Mark Rippetoe
Nothing is as depressing as absolute logic. Look at the maze of French politics perpetrated by a logical people.
Rae Foley
The theory of high-intensity, anaerobic, bodybuilding exercise is not true because I or anyone else, no matter how many might agree, say it is true. It is the fact that the logic of the theory is unassailable which makes it true.
Mike Mentzer
Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
I think the economic logic behind dumping a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country is impeccable and we should face up to it.
Lawrence Summers
It is by logic that we prove, but by intuition that we discover. To know how to criticize is good, to know how to create is better.
Henri Poincare
The body of science is not, as it is sometimes thought, a huge coherent mass of facts, neatly arranged in sequence, each one attached to the next by a logical string. In truth, whenever we discover a new fact it involves the elimination of old ones. We are always, as it turns out, fundamentally in error.
Lewis Thomas
This battle for ‘common-sense’ gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, ‘gun control’ legislation. Good news – if you’re a crook.
Larry Elder
Imagine an eye unruled by man-made laws of perspective, an eye unprejudiced by compositional logic, an eye which does not respond to the name of everything but which must know each object encountered in life through an adventure of perception.
Stan Brakhage
My mother was an economics professor. I’m proficient in math, and statistics, game theory, symbolic logic and all of that.
Dave Hickey
The best medicine for pain sometimes is some kind of logic and common sense from older folks. They tell you, “Okay, you’re not the only one who actually went through this.”
Chuck D
Nothing is impossible when we follow our inner guidance, even when its direction may threaten us by reversing our usual logic.
Gerald Jampolsky
Murder is a horror, but an often necessary horror, never criminal, which it is essential to tolerate in a republican State. Is it or is it not a crime? If it is not, why make laws for its punishment? And if it is, by what barbarous logic do you, to punish it, duplicate it by another crime?
Marquis de Sade
The Greeks invented logic but were not fooled by it.
Eric Hoffer
I am a person that is very curious about what is going on in the world and there are a lot of subjects to write about, you meet a lot of interesting people. But one idea will be there and it will show up without any logic. It is a book that has been written in my heart before it is written into sentences.
Paulo Coelho
Public schools are not simply being corporatized, they are also subjected increasingly to a militarizing logic that disciplines the bodies of young people, especially low income and poor minorities, and shapes their desires and identities in the service of military values and social relations.
Henry Giroux
If a woman or a gay person has a right, by conservative logic, then the right is not actually a right but instead an assault on rights. Women and gays: So evil that we can turn actual rights into assaults on freedom just by having them.
Amanda Marcotte
A sharp sense of the ironic can be the equivalent of the faith that moves mountains. Far more quicky than reason or logic, irony can penetrate rage and puncture self-pity.
Moss Hart
Religion is love; in no case is it logic.
Beatrice Webb
I don’t really see art as structured by logic.
Rachel Kushner
I love to play humorous moments in dramatic shows. That’s always the most fun: to keep the logic of the character in a show that’s basically action-adventure and then play the comedy moments.
Robert Picardo
Love puts all logic to sleep. Otherwise, we wouldn’t risk it.
Nicholas Sparks
Logic and cold reason are poor weapons to fight fear and distrust. Only faith and generosity can overcome them.
Jawaharlal Nehru
Then you will have to trust me. Beyond logic, beyond reason, beyond hope, trust me.
Patricia A. McKillip
Future lawyers should be more aware that law is not a system of abstract logic, but the web of arrangements, rooted in history but also in hopes, for promoting to a maximum the full use of a nation’s resources and talents.
Felix Frankfurter
For example, the philosophers who were interested in logic were probably rather logical for mathematicians. But the ASL got us together, so we could talk to each other and publish in the same journal.
Stephen Cole Kleene
You cannot approach people who think differently with reason and logic if they don’t know what that means. First, you have to appeal to their values to start with. If you attack them, you lose them.
Jacque Fresco
I spent 10 years in professional politics and eight writing comics, and so I look at it from both sides. I don’t understand the logic in being frustrated with a system, so you choose to be a part of the reason why the system is so frustrating. If everybody voted, it wouldn’t be this way.
Andrew Aydin
[Aristotle formal logic thus far (1787)] has not been able to advance a single step, and hence is to all appearances closed and completed.
Immanuel Kant
Once there are good sentences on the page, I can feel a loyalty to them and start following their logic, and take refuge from myself.
Jonathan Franzen
Logic has its use and metaphysics has its use, but neither of them is of much help in the making of a creed.
Thomas De Witt Talmage
That’s the job of art: to undo the logic of the world.
Sean Scully
The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost insatiable hunger for the irrational.
A. N. Wilson
Any suggestion that science and religion are incompatible flies in the face of history, logic, and common sense.
Kenneth R. Miller
The Arab Spring, with all of its failings and failures, exposed the lie that if we are to live, then we must live as slaves. It was an attempt to undermine not only the orthodoxy of dictatorship but also an international political orthodoxy where every activity must be approved by the profit logic of the ‘ledger.’
Hisham Matar
Art’s supposed to build logic structures.
Lawrence Weiner
Production is not the application of tools to materials, but logic to work.
Peter Drucker
In God’s school we learn through the heart rather than through the head, and by faith rather than logic.
Samuel Logan Brengle
Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.
John Dewey
Attitude lies somewhere between emotion and logic. It’s that curious mix of optimism and determination that enables you to maintain a positive outlook and to continue plodding in the face of the most adverse circumstances.
Pat Summitt
The anti-immigrant logic has basically saturated our world. I’m staying, and I’m fighting.
Junot Diaz
Logic obviously is important. You need to be able to figure things out, to go to the end of a particular problem. But intuition is very important because it references things that logic alone cannot.
Daniel Tammet
Logic is a wonderful invention. It is so wonderful, people often mistake it for reason. Reason, however, requires sense. Logic requires only consistency.
Jane Haddam
The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason.
Blaise Pascal
The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders. This is a great mystery to me because thousands of humane, caring people work in schools as teachers and aides and administrators, but the abstract logic of the institution overwhelms their individual contributions.
John Taylor Gatto
There is no logic to grief.
N.K. Jemisin
I have never understood the reason and logic of smoking.
Lara Dutta
Through logic and inference we can prove anything. Therefore, logic and inference, in contrast to ordinary daily living experience, are secondary instruments of knowledge. Probably tertiary.
Edward Abbey
Should the high court be able to roll back state health regulations whose efficacy was at least debatable? If your answer is yes, logical consistency should encourage you to apply this same logic to the court’s consideration of state-level gun control.
Kayleigh McEnany
As to the most prudent logicians might venture to deduce from a skein of wool the probable existence of a sheep; so you, from the raw stuff of perception, may venture to deduce a universe which transcends the reproductive powers of your loom.
Evelyn Underhill
Every science that has thriven has thriven upon its own symbols: logic, the only science which is admitted to have made no improvements in century after century, is the only one which has grown no symbols.
Augustus De Morgan
Understanding the often unconscious nature of genetic control is the first step toward understanding that—in many realms, not just sex—we’re all puppets, and our best hope for even partial liberation is to try to decipher the logic of the puppeteer.
Robert Wright
This view [of the infinite], which I consider to be the sole correct one, is held by only a few. While possibly I am the very first in history to take this position so explicitly, with all of its logical consequences, I know for sure that I shall not be the last!
Georg Cantor
The conception of the necessary unit of all that is resolves itself into the poverty of the imagination, and a freer logic emancipates us from the straitwaistcoated benevolent institution, which idealism palms off as the totality of being.
Bertrand Russell
Forever I shall be a stranger to myself. In psychology as in logic, there are truths but no truth.
Albert Camus
Many teachers will tell you to believe; then they put out your eyes of reason and instruct you to follow only their logic. But I want you to keep your eyes of reason open; in addition, I will open in you another eye, the eye of wisdom.
Sri Yukteswar Giri
A land ethic for tomorrow should…stress the oneness of our resources and the live-and-help-live logic of the great chain of life.
Stewart Udall
Absolute virtue is impossible and the republic of forgiveness leads, with implacable logic, to the republic of the guillotine.
Albert Camus
Be reasonable with the students and make sure they see the logic in what we’re doing.
Deng Xiaoping
ALGEBRA is a general Method of Computation by certain Signs and Symbols which have been contrived for this Purpose, and found convenient.
Colin Maclaurin
The petty logic of political parties cannot be allowed to stifle the French people’s legitimate aspirations to safety and liberty.
Marine Le Pen
When logics die,
The secret of the soil grows through the eye,
And blood jumps in the sun;
Above the waste allotments the dawn halts.
Dylan Thomas
Russell’s books should be bound in two colours, those dealing with mathematical logic in red – and all students of philosophy should read them; those dealing with ethics and politics in blue – and no one should be allowed to read them.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
The logic of Palladian architecture presented an aesthetic formula which could be applied universally.
Stephen Gardiner
Meditation is the art of transforming madness into Buddhahood. Meditation is the art of taking you beyond logic and yet keeping your sanity intact. Meditation is the greatest discovery ever made, and I don’t think there is ever going to be another discovery which can surpass meditation.
Then he reflected that reality does not usually coincide with our anticipation of it; with a logic of his own he inferred that to forsee a circumstantial detail is to prevent its happening. Trusting in this weak magic, he invented, so that they would not happen, the most gruesome details.
Jorge Luis Borges
In painting I try to make some logic out of the world that has been given to me in chaos. I have a very pretentious idea that I want to make life, I want to make sense out of it. The fact that I am doomed to failure – that doesn’t deter me in the least.
Grace Hartigan
It’s awfully hard to get into the head of a liberal. Instead of logic and reason, they are drawn to emotions and feelings.
Mike Gallagher
The will of man is by his reason swayed.
Izaak Walton
My opinion of mankind is founded upon the mournful fact that, so far as I can see, they find within themselves the means of believing in a thousand times as much as there is to believe in.
Augustus De Morgan
The vision of extraordinary achievement is,by definition, a few steps beyond consensus and conventional logic
Scott Belsky
That Logic has advanced in this sure course, even from the earliest times, is apparent from the fact that, since Aristotle, it has been unable to advance a step, and thus to all appearance has reached its completion.
Immanuel Kant
I do believe that when dancing is right, the movement possesses a logic common to us all.
Twyla Tharp
The picture which the philosopher draws of the world is surely not one in which every stroke is necessitated by pure logic.
Morris Raphael Cohen
It is not that I believe ideals are unimportant, even among the realities of war; but if a nation is to survive in a hostile world, its ideals must be backed by the hard logic of military practicability.
Charles Lindbergh
If two things don’t fit, but you believe both of them, thinking that somewhere, hidden, there must be a third thing that connects them, that’s credulity.
Umberto Eco
My mind’s screaming went unvoiced. Logic grabbed the panic and wrestled it to the ground.
Maria V. Snyder
Intuition is a suspension of logic due to impatience.
Rita Mae Brown
The fact, and the intuition or logic about the fact, are severe coordinates in fiction. In the short story they must cross with hair-line precision.
Louise Bogan
Dialectic thought is an attempt to break through the coercion of logic by its own means.
Theodor W. Adorno
One of the big misapprehensions about mathematics that we perpetrate in our classrooms is that the teacher always seems to know the answer to any problem that is discussed.
Leon Henkin
The Philippines must ensure that it adopts, as much as possible, an equi-balancing strategy towards both China and America. To push back against Chinese adventurism by deepening Philippine dependence on another power runs counter to the very logic of protecting its national sovereignty.
Miriam Defensor-Santiago
There is nothing that one can say about acting, writing, producing or directing that cannot be revoked in the next breath. Nothing is immutable. The logic of one year is a folly of the next.
Moss Hart
Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities.
Lord Dunsany
Is it my business if somebody wants to burn a flag?…No, it’s not…That’s called logic and it’ll help us all evolve.
Bill Hicks
Prejudices are rarely overcome by argument; not being founded in reason they cannot be destroyed by logic.
Tryon Edwards
Religions are not proved, are not demonstrated, are not established, are not overthrown by logic! They are of all the mysteries of nature and the human mind, the most mysterious and most inexplicable; they are of instinct and not of reason.
Alphonse de Lamartine
Experience, the only logic sure to convince a diseased imagination and restore it to rugged health.
Mark Twain
It is not humanly possible to gather immediately from it what the logic of language is. Language disguises thought.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Every moment of living has its own logic, its own meaning.
Kelly Reilly
I learn something new every day – to edit, to take out all the extraneous matter and stress form, logic, and content. I try to play beautiful music.
Stan Getz
I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience.
Audrey Hepburn
The short, unhappy life of a corn-fed feedlot steer represents the ultimate triumph of industrial thinking over the logic of evolution.
Michael Pollan
There are only two means by which men can deal with one another: guns or logic. Force or persuasion. Those who know that they cannot win by means of logic, have always resorted to guns.
Ayn Rand
We have been snared in the coils of a spurious logic which insists that if we have found Him we need no more seek Him.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
Business logic and musical logic are utterly incompatible.
Robert Fripp
There’s a certain logic to systems, and that logic is fairly self-evident. It’s very straightforward, usually. It might take a little research, it might take a little bit of industry to prize it out, but it’s there to be seen.
Michael Nesmith
Early AI was mainly based on logic. You’re trying to make computers that reason like people. The second route is from biology: You’re trying to make computers that can perceive and act and adapt like animals.
Geoffrey Hinton
It takes a bomb under his arse to make Hitler see logic.
Joseph Goebbels
I tend to splurge on fancy dresses because I always think I’ll get a lot of wear out of them, but it’s false logic. You should really spend more money on the things you wear every day, like jeans.
Alexa Chung
Just as we Liberal Democrats opposed the flawed logic of that war in Iraq – we will oppose the flawed government claim that we have to surrender our fundamental rights in order to improve our security.
Charles Kennedy
Soul-directed events defy logic and ridicule reason.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Analytic It is clear that the definition of “logic” or “mathematics” must be sought by trying to give a new definition of the old notion of “analytic” propositions.
Bertrand Russell
Heaven is angered by my arrogance; my proof [of the four-color theorem] is also defective.
Hermann Minkowski
Explaining belief has alwayas been difficult. How do you explain a love and a logic at the heart of the universe when the world is so out of whack? Explaining faith is impossible – vision over visibility – instinct over intellect – a songwriter plays a chore with the faith that he will hear the next one in his head.
Edward de Bono
I am (even after all the torture) amazed at British logic. Never in eight centuries have they succeeded in breaking the spirit of one man who refused to be broken. They have not dispirited, conquered, nor demoralised my people, nor will they ever.
Bobby Sands
It’s so much easier to use the default sounds in the synthesizers in Logic than it is to make your own thing or to learn how to play an instrument.
D.A. Wallach
It is sad and wrong to be so dependent for the life of my life on any human being as I am on you; but I cannot by any force of logic cure myself at this date, when it has become second nature.
Jane Welsh Carlyle
Politics is about realities, not logic.
Bashar al-Assad
Logic is a very beautiful thing. As long as it is not abused.
Eugene Ionesco
There is a logic of language and a logic of mathematics.
Thomas Merton
For anybody who’s ever been on the other end of, like, racial violence logic is not something that can be used.
Aasif Mandvi
I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style.
Louis Aragon
There are very few theorems in advanced analysis which have been demonstrated in a logically tenable manner. Everywhere one finds this miserable way of concluding from the special to the general and it is extremely peculiar that such a procedure has led to so few of the so-called paradoxes.
Niels Henrik Abel
There are two kinds of films: the ones that are devoid of logic but can still hijack the audience, and those that can win them over with logic. Both kinds can succeed, and I like to work in both.
Fahadh Faasil
General scepticism is the live mental attitude of refusing to conclude. It is a permanent torpor of the will, renewing itself in detail towards each successive thesis that offers, and you can no more kill it off by logic than you can kill off obstinacy or practical joking.
William James
Politics are not a science based on logic; they are the capacity of always choosing at each instant, in constantly changing situations, the least harmful, the most useful.
Otto von Bismarck
A good proof is one that makes us wiser.
IU?. I. Manin
I’ve always worked a lot with silence in my films. It forces the audience to concentrate on what they’re seeing, because silence is pure emotions. It has no logic; it goes straight to the heart.
Nicolas Winding Refn
So far there has been no philosopher in whose hands philosophy has not grown into an apology for knowledge; on this point, at least, every one is an optimist, that the greatest usefulness must be ascribed to knowledge. They are all tyrannized over by logic, and this is optimism in its essence.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Ordinary language is totally unsuited for expressing what physics really asserts, since the words of everyday life are not sufficiently abstract. Only mathematics and mathematical logic can say as little as the physicist means to say.
Bertrand Russell
When you’re in a dark place, and your light is going to run out before too long, you get on with things. It’s a wonder to me how few people apply that same logic to their lives.
Mark Lawrence
Logic can be patient, for it is eternal.
Oliver Heaviside
I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.
Marcel Duchamp
What I like about the jokes, to me it’s a lot of logic, no matter how crazy they are. It has to make absolute sense, or it won’t be funny.
Steven Wright
One of the things I particularly enjoyed doing was taking raw sound from locations during the film, like the candy machine, and writing pieces of music to go with them, which is totally unnecessary within the context of the film, because they have their own logic.
Fred Frith
The maxim is, that whatever can be affirmed (or denied) of a class, may be affirmed (or denied) of everything included in the class. This axiom, supposed to be the basis of the syllogistic theory, is termed by logicians the dictum de omni et nullo.
John Stuart Mill
Kurt Godel’s achievement in modern logic is singular and monumental – indeed it is more than a monument, it is a landmark which will remain visible far in space and time. … The subject of logic has certainly completely changed its nature and possibilities with Godel’s achievement.
John von Neumann
I think I have a particular logic of my own that has to do with sound and sampling sound, and there isn’t a great deal of music out there in that field. Whereas, harmonically and melodically, there’s loads.
What I’ve attempted to do is establish a world through art in which the validity of my Negro experience could live and make its own logic.
Romare Bearden
What’s amazing about a DJ set is when you’re able to re-appropriate a song or give purpose to a song that people didn’t really think it was supposed to have. Give it this sort of hidden power by playing it before this song and after that one. That it fits into this logic and it goes farther than you thought it could go.
I do know that you have to choose between the logic of reconciliation and the logic of justice. Pure justice leads to new civil war. I prefer the negotiable revolution.
Adam Michnik
Civilized people are taught by logic, barbarians, by necessity, communities by tradition; and the lesson inculcated even in wild beasts by nature itself. They learn that they have to defend their own bodies and persons lives from violence of any and every kind by all means within their power.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
In music I do not look for logic. I am quite intuitive on the whole and know no theories. I never like a work if I cannot intuitively grasp its inner unity (architecture).
Albert Einstein
Logic doesn’t apply to the real world. D. R. Hofstadter and D. C. Dennett (eds.) The Mind’s I, 1981.
Marvin Minsky
The heart wants what it wants. There’s no logic to these things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that’s that.
Woody Allen
Government agents (and their allies) might enter chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine percolating conspiracy theories by raising doubts about their factual premises, causal logic or implications for political action.
Cass Sunstein
You have to make mistakes to get better. I used to make a mistake, and I kind of get down on myself. And now I make a mistake, and I go, ‘Okay, did you learn from this? Did you stick to the facts, and did you stick with the logic? Did you have the analytics?’
John Schnatter
Applied properly, it [logic] can overcome any lack of wisdom, which one only gains through age and experience.
Christopher Paolini
It is amazing how many people think that they can answer an argument by attributing bad motives to those who disagree with them. Using this kind of reasoning, you can believe or not believe anything about anything, without having to bother to deal with facts or logic.
Thomas Sowell
Today the major reason for our interest in Flatland is that for the first time we can achieve some of the dreams of our ancestors a century ago and obtain direct visual experience of phenomena in a dimension higher than our own.
Thomas Banchoff
Unlike Hegel’s progress model of history, which moves by stages, each containing its own logic of growth and decline, the economic model develops as the simple function of one money-variable over time, with a long-term trend which increases monotonically.
John Carroll
It is all about numbers. It is all about sequence. It’s the mathematical logic of being alive. If everything kept to its normal progression, we would live with the sadness-cry and then walk-but what really breaks us cleanest are the losses that happen out of order.
Aimee Bender
You have to connect on emotion not logic. People go on dates and it becomes a CV exercise. Logic is someone asking ‘what do you do for a job?’ when you should ask ‘why do you do that? What is it you enjoy?’
Matthew Hussey
The soul cannot be humbled by fasts and prayer; it must be broken by mortal sin to experience forgiveness of sin and rise to a state of grace. Otherwise, religion is nothing but dead logic.
Willa Cather
Perhaps the most surprising thing about mathematics is that it is so surprising.
Edward Charles Titchmarsh
Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment.
Garry Kasparov
With the end of the nominating process, American politics leaves logic behind.
Theodore White
Please help keep the world clean: others may wish to use it.
Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence.
The only place success comes before work is a dictionary
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
Arthur C. Clarke
If materialism is true, it seems to me that we cannot know that it is true. If my opinions are the result of the chemical processes going on in my brain, they are determined by the laws of chemistry, not those of logic.
John B. S. Haldane
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.
Dale Carnegie
I think the world on the other side of fossil fuel is more local – the logic of sun and wind is diffuse and spread out, not concentrated like the logic of coal and oil.
Bill McKibben
If you go to business school, and you put a product out there in the world, and it’s working, the logic is to keep putting the same product out there. And I think that really bumps up against the creative process – and moviemaking, generally. And I think that our company really pushes against that.
Jason Blum
If we did not have a sense of who we were, how we got here, why we want to achieve something – which, on the face of it, on the logic of it, is probably not worth trying – and prove that logic wrong, then you wouldn’t succeed; then you would just evaporate.
Lee Hsien Loong
There was such an incredible logic to kissing, such a metal-to-magnet pull between two people that it was a wonder that they found the strength to prevent themselves from succumbing every second. Rightfully, the world should be a whirlpool of kissing into which we sank and never found the strength to rise up again.
Ann Patchett
There can be no question of masking the evidence, of suppressing the absurd by denying one of the terms of its equation. It is essential to know whether one can live with it or whether, on the other hand, logic commands one to die of it.
Albert Camus
Logic is a large drawer, containing some useful instruments, and many more that are superfluous. A wise man will look into it for two purposes, to avail himself of those instruments that are really useful, and to admire the ingenuity with which those that are not so, are assorted and arranged.
Charles Caleb Colton
Bobby is really the one who did all the editing on that stuff. And he did all the mixing. I particularly like the record we did with Logic because Scott Harding did a great job mixing it. He’s really a killing engineer.
Charlie Hunter
And what is ‘art’? – a firestorm rushing through Time, arising from no visible source and conforming to no principles of logic or causality.
Joyce Carol Oates
For once, I believe that PETA, at least on the level of logic, is correct. If the NCAA has to protect offended Native Americans … by God, PETA ought to advocate for the protection of every organism in the animal kingdom.
Tom Feeney
If logic itself is created rather than being inborn, it follows that the first task of education is to form reasoning.
Jean Piaget
Morality, a muzzle for the will; logic, a climbing iron for the mind.
Franz Grillparzer
The truth is, that common-sense, or thought as it first emerges above the level of the narrowly practical, is deeply imbued with that bad logical quality to which the epithet metaphysical is commonly applied; and nothing can clear it up but a severe course of logic.
Charles Sanders Peirce
Belief was immune to logic; it operated by its own laws.
James Siegel
Whats immediately profitable is the only kind of logic that capitalism understands.
Susan George
Logic should no longer be considered an elegant and learned accomplishment; it should take its place as an indispensable study for every well-informed person.
William Stanley Jevons
Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos, including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty.
Deepak Chopra
It seems to me that if there were any logic to our language, trust would be a four letter word.
Tom Cruise
There’s no way you can possibly intellectually justify, ‘Well, it’s okay for the Western Judeo-Christian countries to have nuclear weapons, but not for a country like Iran.’ That logic goes nowhere fast.
Valerie Plame
When people attempt to rebel against the iron logic of Nature, they come into conflict with the very same principles to which they owe their existence as human beings. Their actions against Nature must lead to their own downfall.
Adolf Hitler
Throughout my journey, I just want to continue to showcase the different sides of me. Everything I do is easy if I have that logic.
Bree Runway
The prevailing notion is that the state should be neutral as to religion, and furthermore, that the best way to be neutral about it is to avoid all mention of it. By this sort of logic, nudism is the best compromise among different styles of dress. The secularist version of ‘pluralism’ amounts to theological nudism.
Joseph Sobran
you are never called upon to prove a negative. that’s a law of logic.
Ayn Rand
I just use Logic, so I need to get more keyboards and gear. I need to get my Korg.
Ryan Hemsworth
Win with your heart, not your head – win on emotion, not in logic; have a passion about what you do; nobody wants a boss, everybody wants a coach.
Arthur L. Williams, Jr.
You reason colour more than you reason drawing Colour has a logic as severe as form.
Pierre Bonnard
Fear is the enemy of logic. There is no more debilitating, crushing, self-defeating, sickening thing in the world–to an individual or to a nation.
Frank Sinatra
I think Latin has some logic to it and there was a discipline.
Sanford I. Weill
Nothing can be accomplished by logic and ethics.
Anton Chekhov
I am opposed to looking upon logic as a kind of game. … One might think that it is a matter of choice or convention which logic one adopts. I disagree with this view.
Karl Popper
Logic teaches rules for presentation, not thinking.
Mason Cooley
I don’t believe in ghosts, or fairies, or crystals, or unicorns, or a man that can walk on water, or any of that non sense, I personally rely on logic, and have for the better part of my life.
Andy Biersack
Logic is a poor guide compared with custom.
Winston Churchill
Logic is an excellent weapon when employed correctly.
Cherise Sinclair
When Manuel Valls says there’s nothing to understand because “understanding is justifying,” he echoes back to Georges W Bush’s logic in 2001. When FranГ§ois Hollande says “they are attacking us because of who we are,” what does it say about victims in Mali, Baghdad, Ivory Coast or Turkey?
Tariq Ramadan
Today the people from my State of Tennessee would listen to this debate, or even talk about a reference to God on our money or in the Halls of Congress or in our Pledge and say, please, let common sense and logic win the day and prevail versus legal mumbo jumbo.
Zach Wamp
The difference between a poet and a philosopher is that the poet sees logically and describes basically the beauty whereas the philosopher defines the basics and shows the beauty of logics.
If what is seen and experienced is portrayed in the language of logic, then it is science. If it is communicated through forms whose connections are not accessible to the conscious mind but are recognized intuitively, then it is art.
Albert Einstein
To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.
Giorgio de Chirico
Radicalism is but the desperation of logic.
Alphonse de Lamartine
One of the most common ways to overcome resistance to change is to educate people about it beforehand. Communication of ideas helps people see the need for and the logic of a change. The education process can involve one-on-one discussions, presentations to groups, or memos and reports.
John P. Kotter
What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Logic is in the eye of the logician.
Gloria Steinem
Life is an interpretation of a series of facts, and that interpretation is really what life is about. So the division between non-fiction and fiction has a certain logic, but it’s a very limited one. And by and large, it isn’t helpful.
Yann Martel
He was determined to discover the underlying logic behind the universe. Which was going to be hard, because there wasn’t one.
Terry Pratchett
It has been hard to get my head around how Justice Antonin Scalia rationalizes his decisions. His body blow to the Voting Rights Act was a head scratcher, but at least he was calm when he attempted to justify his odd logic.
Henry Rollins
Once the door of the ‘Bigg Boss’ house closes, everything just happens by itself. You can’t put logic and planning.
Shilpa Shinde
I’m not a matchmaker, I don’t know the logic behind the decisions they make.
Dustin Poirier
For I now realize that what overcame me that evening was a sudden awareness of the power of intuition, the supra-logic that cuts out all routine processes of thought and leaps straight from problem to answer.
Robert Graves
The central point of this final chapter is that – follow my logic carefully here – unless you die, you will continue to get older. (It’s insights like this that separate the professional book author from the person with a real job.)
Dave Barry
In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory.
Alfred North Whitehead
Logic can often be reversed, but the effect does not precede the cause.
Gregory Bateson
The Grape that can with Logic absolute The Two-and-Seventy jarring Sects confute: The sovereign Alchemist that in a trice Life’s leaden metal into Gold transmute.
Omar Khayyam
Thus my research on dromology, on the logic and impact of speed, necessarily implies the study of the organisation of territory.
Paul Virilio
This is magic we’re talking about. It’s supposed to go places science can’t, defy logic, wink at technology, fill us all with the sensawunda that comes of gazing upon a fictional world and seeing something truly different from our own.
N. K. Jemisin
I think you make better jokes when you don’t break logic for the joke, unless you make a movie just about jokes.
Michael Lehmann
The discipline, particularly in these urban schools for the poor, it’s not controlled by the administration – they’re controlled by the police. This is an expression of a racist logic that has now seeped directly into schools.
Henry Giroux
I want to rip off your logic and make passionate sense to you. I want to ride in the swing of your hips. My fingers will dig in you like quotation marks, blazing your limbs into parts of speech.
Jeffrey McDaniel
No living creature, not even man, has achieved, in the centre of his sphere, what the bee has achieved in her own: and were some one from another world to descend and ask of the earth the most perfect creation of the logic of life, we should needs have to offer the humble comb of honey.
Maurice Maeterlinck
Your discovery of the contradiction caused me the greatest surprise and, I would almost say, consternation, since it has shaken the basis on which I intended to build my arithmetic.
Gottlob Frege
Both the physicist and the mystic want to communicate their knowledge, and when they do so with words their statements are paradoxical and full of logical contradictions.
Fritjof Capra
I believe that in any initiative, you can’t have a flavor of the month. When you believe something is profound in a company, you can not be a logical leader. You have to go to the lunatic fringe. There is no way that logic is what you need to change people.
Jack Welch
Freed from the thoughts of winning, I instantly play better. I stop thinking, start feeling. My shots become a half-second quicker, my decisions become the product of instinct rather than logic.
Andre Agassi
Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic, and relates to philosophy as do the arts, music, and plastic art to poetry.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Character cannot be counterfeited, nor can it be put on and cast off as if it were a garment to fit the whim of the moment. Day by day we become what we do. This is the supreme law and logic of life.
Chiang Kai-shek
Calculators can only calculate – they cannot do mathematics.
John A. Van de Walle
Logic is the kingdom of the unexpected. To think logically means to be continually amazed.
Osip Mandelstam
If you come to a Logic show, you get all creeds, colors, religions, and sexual orientations.
No daring is fatal.
The whole logic of the universe is contained in daring,
in creating from the flimsiest, slenderest support.
Rene Crevel
As a science, logic institutes an analysis of the process of the mind in reasoning, and investigating the principles on which argumentation is conducted; as an art, it furnishes such rules as may be derived from those principles, for guarding against erroneous deductions.
Richard Whately
I’m not religious, I’m not romantic and I live purely by logic. I make every decision by logic and sometimes that leads me to the right and sometimes to the wrong decision.
Laura Marling
For no art and no religion is possible until we make allowances, until we manage to keep quiet the enfant terrible of logic that plays havoc with the other faculties.
John Crowe Ransom
In the case of Elektra I really wasn’t sure I could pull it off. There were so many intellectual leaps. My character, Stick, is blind, but he can see better than most people. So I had trouble kind of finding the logic.
Terence Stamp
Multiculturalism, if its logic is fully played out, is the ideology of national suicide.
Rich Lowry
I think Chinese leadership is trying to tell the world they have another set of logic or reasoning or values which are different from yours. Of course, I don’t think they believe that. It’s just an argument that’s made when you can’t confront the truth and facts. They really want to maintain power.
Ai Weiwei
I kept looking for a logic that would explain life. It never occurred to me that instead love is the vital synthesis.
Jane Roberts
Cooking like everything else in France is logic and fashion.
Gertrude Stein
At the Museum of Roman Art, the logic of the forms is very much modern. But in spite of that, the idea of the construction could be related to a historical time.
Rafael Moneo
The logic is that when you provide schools or any social service to people, they have no choice. They have to take what you give them, because they don’t have the money to pay for schools themselves; that’s why you provide schools in the first place.
Esther Duflo
We can’t spy on them if they aren’t spying on us, now can we?” Warped logic, but okay.
Gena Showalter
…it is curiosity, initiative, originality, and the ruthless application of honesty that count in research- much more than feats of logic and memory alone.
Julian Huxley
But the science of operations, as derived from mathematics more especially, is a science of itself, and has its own abstract truth and value; just as logic has its own peculiar truth and value, independently of the subjects to which we may apply its reasonings and processes.
Ada Lovelace
It’s hard to find logic in things sometimes. That’s why I can’t analyze things too much, because it often doesn’t make much sense.
Tim Burton
There will have to be rigid and iron discipline before we achieve anything great and enduring, and that discipline will not come by mere academic argument and appeal to reason and logic. Discipline is learnt in the school of adversity.
Mahatma Gandhi
The supreme task of the physicist is to arrive at those universal elementary laws from which the cosmos can be built up by pure deduction. There is no logical path to these laws; only intuition, resting on sympathetic understanding of experience, can reach them.
Albert Einstein
Consequently he who wishes to attain to human perfection, must therefore first study Logic, next the various branches of Mathematics in their proper order, then Physics, and lastly Metaphysics.
Alternative medicine people call themselves “holistic” and say it’s the “whole” approach. Well, if it’s the whole approach, let it be the mind as well. Use logic, use sense, use the incredible five wits you were given by creation.
Stephen Fry
How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there’s no help in truth!
It is for ordinary minds, not for psychoanalysts, that our rules of evidence are framed. They have their source very often in considerations of administrative convenience, or practical expediency, and not in rules of logic.
Benjamin Cardozo
The first race of mankind used to dispute, as our ordinary people do now-a-days, in a kind of wild logic, uncultivated by rule of art.
Joseph Addison
Politics are well past logic. It’s entertainment.
Martin Shkreli
My goal is simple. All I want to do is re-connect people with animals. Awaken some emotions and some feelings and some logic, that is been buried and suppressed, intentionally, by our society.
Gary Yourofsky
Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity.
Leonardo da Vinci
It has got to the point in this country where men believe they are men, just because that is their birthright. If that is true, then, by the same logic, an animal held captive in a zoo is still a free wild beast.
William Powell
The world of a comic strip ought to be a special place with its own logic and life… I don’t want the issue of Hobbes’s reality settled by a doll manufacturer.
Bill Watterson
“Learn what can, and cannot, be asked from destiny.”
Janet Morris
The machine has no feelings, it feels no fear and no hope … it operates according to the pure logic of probability. For this reason I assert that the robot perceives more accurately than man.
Max Frisch
Artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach.
Sol LeWitt
You have a point,” said Fronto, “and even a poet must occasionally bow to logic.
Lloyd Alexander
What is a good definition? For the philosopher or the scientist, it is a definition which applies to all the objects to be defined, and applies only to them; it is that which satisfies the rules of logic. But in education it is not that; it is one that can be understood by the pupils.
Henri Poincare
If the reason I give is a good one, you will act upon it. If it is a bad one I cannot make it better by piling epithet upon epithet. There is no logic in abuse; there is no argument in an epithet.
Robert Green Ingersoll
In chess, as played by a good player, logic and imagination must go hand in hand, compensating each other.
Jose Raul Capablanca
I like horror movies, and in fact I like them even more now after making one. I just think they’re much more liberating because you don’t really have to apply a very strict logic.
Gore Verbinski
Hypothetical questions get hypothetical answers.
Joan Baez
If human language, with its logic, is the way God has given us to understand the world, then the Torah must be understood in that same language and with that same logic.
David Novak
Shop often, shop hard, and spend for the best stuff available – logic dictates that you can make delicious food only with delicious ingredients.
Mario Batali
There is something more important than logic: imagination
Alfred Hitchcock
What we cannot express by the art of thinking, by the art of science or philosophy or logic, we can and should express by the poetic, visual, or some other arts.
Naum Gabo
Most governments are pragmatic, most people are logical. There are pockets of extremism in Israel, in the U.S. and in the Muslim world. But we have to fight them with reason, with logic and with compassion.
Al-Waleed bin Talal
Logic and ethics are fundamentally the same, they are no more than duty to oneself
Otto Weininger
The humorous man recognizes that absolute purity, absolute justice, absolute logic and perfection are beyond human achievement and that men have been able to live happily for thousands of years in a state of genial frailty.
Brooks Atkinson
Frege has the merit of … finding a third assertion by recognising the world of logic which is neither mental nor physical.
Bertrand Russell
If someone doesn’t value evidence, what evidence are you going to provide that proves they should value evidence. If someone doesn’t value logic, what logical argument would you invoke to prove they should value logic?
Sam Harris
I think that people who believe in limited government would benefit greatly by studying the logic in government itself and the role of power as a corruptive mechanism in leading finally to unlimited government.
Murray Bookchin
No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing to logic in cases which are beyond her jurisdiction.
Samuel Butler
when dancing is right, the movement possesss a logic common to us all, an inevitability that takes it beyond the personal and egocentric and makes of it classical art.
Twyla Tharp
I love an art which allows me to document my place in this mix… This is my past and my future. It has its own logic and finally, its own sense of fulfillment.
Burton Silverman
What ‘Flashpoint’ does is examine the inherent inconsistencies in Shade’s past and attempt to explain it and give it some logic.
Peter Milligan
A good designer must rely on experience, on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness. No magic will do.
Niklaus Wirth
I found out I had a real love for comedy and comedy writing. The logic was, there weren’t too many female comedians, so I thought I might as well try a field that had fewer competitors than the field I was in, which was acting, singing and dancing.
Rita Rudner
You need a long hard day’s work to reveal the logic of the craving for very bad tv and alcohol.
Alain de Botton
How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!
Jane Austen
Graphology is another in a long list of quack substitutes for hard work. It is appealing to those who are impatient with such troublesome matters as research, evidence analysis, reasoning, logic, and hypothesis testing.
Robert Todd Carroll
We know that Las Vegas is junk, but at the same time I think that exactly the same process and ultimately also, perhaps the same logic, attaches itself to or underlies our masterpieces. We live in an amazing era when in spite of an absence of masters there is an explosion of masterpieces.
Rem Koolhaas
No one who was not by nature a lover of logic, and an extreme precisian in the use of words and phrases, could have written the two “Alice” books.
Stuart Dodgson Collingwood
I use Logic or Reason and a midi keyboard for beats. If it’s gonna have all live instruments in it, I’ll probably use Pro Tools and have the band lay stuff down.
Theres a certain logic to systems, and that logic is fairly self-evident. Its very straightforward, usually. It might take a little research, it might take a little bit of industry to prize it out, but its there to be seen.
Michael Nesmith
It [“The Ancient Mariner”] is marvellous in its mastery over that delightfully fortuitous inconsequence that is the adamantine logic of dreamland.
James Russell Lowell
Fairy tales, because they have a very clear structure, are easier to interfere with. Also they have this really weird logic: the kind of logic that you only really experience when youre not feeling very well, or as a child.
Helen Oyeyemi
Logic is good for playing chess but is often too slow for the needs of survival.
Frank Herbert
My biggest critical success was ‘The Draughtsman’s Contract,’ but then it wasn’t the English who particularly thought so; it was the French, who are much more interested in Cartesian logic: in finding your way through more cerebral puzzle-making, if you wish.
Peter Greenaway
The belief that love is a finite essence that will eventually run out holds a certain logic for me even now, even if I am supposed to know better.
Susanna Moore
You have to follow the logic of your characters while you’re writing.
Ryan Fleck
The fear of infinity is a form of myopia that destroys the possibility of seeing the actual infinite, even though it in its highest form has created and sustains us, and in its secondary transfinite forms occurs all around us and even inhabits our minds.
Georg Cantor
Global warming, indeed much of environmentalism, has become a new religion. Like the old religions, environmentalism preaches much good sense, is well meaning, but has a worrying lack of logic at its core.
Michael Hanlon
When introduced at the wrong time or place, good logic may be the worst enemy of good teaching.
George Polya
[The decay of Logic results from an] untroubled assumption that the particular is real and the universal is not.
C. S. Lewis
Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Kingsley watched her disappear from the room, wondering if his heart would break. Logic informed him that of course it would not. The heart was no more than a muscle, a pump which distributed blood about the body.
Ben Elton
The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics for the formulation of the laws of physics is a wonderful gift which we neither understand nor deserve.
Eugene Wigner
If you think about the practical difficulties of having a relationship with somebody on the other side of the world, it defies all logic.
Andrew Strauss
Since its inception, the government has broken and coerced treaties with hundreds of Native American tribes. And this is even worse when you realize that the native peoples of this land are negotiating for land that is, by all common sense and elementary school logic, their land.
W. Kamau Bell
For thousands of years, we’ve insisted that art can make us better people. Unless a brief can be fashioned that, by its very nature, art appeals only to the best in people and never the darkness, which defies both logic and intuition, then we have to acknowledge that art can make some of us worse.
Steve Erickson
Even Hitler didn’t wake up going, ‘Let me do the most evil thing I can do today.’ I think he woke up in the morning and using a twisted, backwards logic, he set out to do what he thought was ‘good.’
Will Smith
Pain always produces logic, which is very bad for you.
Frank O’Hara
People need routines. It’s like a theme in music. But it also restrictsyour thoughts and actions and limits your freedom. It structures your priorities and in some cases distorts your logic.
Haruki Murakami
There’s a reason that male golfers don’t compete against female golfers. They’re in a league of their own, and it would end in tears. It’s time to apply this logic to the online world.
Steve Bannon
No sentence can be effective if it contains facts alone. It must also contain emotion, image, logic, and promise.
Eugene Schwartz
Love is not the absence of logic but logic examined and recalculated heated and curved to fit inside the contours of the heart.
Tammara Webber
Although my knowledge grows more and more, nevertheless I do not for that reason believe that it can ever be actually infinite, since it can never reach a point so high that it will be unable to attain any greater increase.
Rene Descartes
A dead end street is a good place to turn around. Can’t really fault the logic of that, unless you want to go down the dead end of course!
Naomi Judd
I’m not belittling the art world. Not at all. I take it quite seriously, actually. But the logic of art is a vanguard logic that pressures art to incorporate the quotient of risk.
Rachel Kushner
Advocacy groups like Families U.S.A. imagine that once Medicaid becomes a middle-class entitlement, political pressure from middle-class workers will force politicians to address these problems by funneling more taxpayer dollars into this flawed program. President Barack Obama’s health plan follows this logic.
Scott Gottlieb
The individual’s life is of importance to none besides himself: the point is whether he wishes to escape from history or give his life for it. History recks nothing of human logic
Oswald Spengler
The line must follow some direction of policy, whether rooted in logic or experience. Lines should not be drawn simply for the sake of drawing lines.
Felix Frankfurter
A theory must be tempered with reality.
Jawaharlal Nehru
England is the breeding ground of fundamentalist Muslims. Its social logic is to allow all religions to preach openly. But this is illogic, because none of the other religions preach apocalyptic violence. And yet England allows it.
Wole Soyinka
When you peeled back the skin, you were dealing with bone and muscle, blood and nerve endings. It was all the same. She liked the beautiful logic of the circulatory system, the elegance of the neurological, and the fierce warrior spirit of the heart. The body had rules and it had quirks.
Libba Bray
Teasing is often healthy and fun, not to mention an important part of interpersonal and individual development. But when it’s abused, ‘just kidding’ contains a disturbing logic: If I didn’t mean it, it didn’t happen.
Rachel Simmons
You have to play the logic of a character.
Emily Watson
The asking and the answering which history provides may help us to understand, even to frame, the logic of experience to which we shall submit. History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.
Robert Penn Warren
Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.
Lewis Carroll
The theoretician believes in logic and believes that he despises dreams, intuition, and poetry. He does not recognize that these three fairies have only disguised themselves in order to dazzle him…. He does not know that he owes his greatest discoveries to them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The philosopher of science is not much interested in the thought processes which lead to scientific discoveries; he looks for a logical analysis of the completed theory, including the establishing its validity. That is, he is not interested in the context of discovery, but in the context of justification.
Hans Reichenbach
Logic must look after itself. In a certain sense, we cannot make mistakes in logic.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
There are many questions which fools can ask that wise men cannot answer.
George Polya
Trust is an absurd phenomenon, logically absurd. That’s why logic always says love is blind, although love has its own eyes, far more deep-going…still, to logic it is blind.
My father, good or bad, mistakes or no, had a direct line from his heart to the music to the people, to the audience. He played with logic and his own inner truth.
Arthur Rubinstein
It is a mistake to suppose, with some philosophers of aesthetics, that art and poetry aim to deal with the general and the abstract. This misconception has been foisted upon us by mediaeval logic. Art and poetry deal with the concrete of nature, not with separate ‘particulars,’ for such rows do not exist.
Ernest Fenollosa
I love the sticky leaves in spring, the blue sky — that’s all it is. It’s not a matter of intellect or logic, it’s loving with one’s inside, with one’s stomach.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Poets do not go mad; but chess-players do. Mathematicians go mad, and cashiers; but creative artists very seldom. I am not, as will be seen, in any sense attacking logic: I only say that this danger does lie in logic, not in imagination.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
… if one were to refuse to have direct, geometric, intuitive insights, if one were reduced to pure logic, which does not permit a choice among every thing that is exact, one would hardly think of many questions, and certain notions … would escape us completely.
Henri Lebesgue
My technique is the outcome of thinking for myself, of my own logic and approach; it is not borrowed from what others are doing.
Charlie Chaplin
Nature cares nothing for logic, our human logic: she has her own, which we do not recognize and do not acknowledge until we are crushed under its wheel
Ivan Turgenev
Science is not formal logic-it needs the free play of the mind in as great a degree as any other creative art. It is true that this is a gift which can hardly be taught, but its growth can be encouraged in those who already posses it.
Max Born
The logic behind patriotism is a mystery. At least a man who believes that his own family or clan is superior to all others is familiar with more than 0.000003% of the people involved.
Criss Jami
After all, man is a complicated being, why should he be explainable by logic?
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality.
Richard Courant
I make spaces that are calm rather than confrontational. I seek a certain kind of logic that allows you to move in space and perceive it as beautiful and rational. Clarity is a worthwhile quality.
Annabelle Selldorf
DJ culture is all about collage – sampling, splicing, dicing – everything is part of the mix, and there are no boundaries between sound sources. When you apply the same logic to the environment, there’s a lot of room for mapping sampling techniques to the environment itself.
DJ Spooky
I strongly believe in the existence of God, based on intuition, observations, logic, and also scientific knowledge.
Charles Hard Townes
The characters have their own lives and their own logic, and you have to act accordingly.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
The pedant and the priest have always been the most expert of logicians – and the most diligent disseminators of nonsense and worse.
H. L. Mencken
Implication is thus the very texture of our web of belief, and logic is the theory that traces it.
Willard Van Orman Quine
When a person does something, it has the man or woman look about it. It drips with humanity. You can follow the logic of it and see the meaning behind it.
Charles R. Swindoll
One of the most ordinary weaknesses of the human intellect is to seek to reconcile contrary principles, and to purchase peace at the expense of logic.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Comedy is a blood sport. It flays the truth and spurts twisted logic. In America, people become comics because we don’t have bullfighting.
Elayne Boosler
You are attempting to be logical, I suspect, and logic has little to do with government, and nothing at all to do with military administration.
Robin McKinley
I think that children have a power to imagine that is almost magical when compared to the adult imagination, and this is something irrevocable that a child loses when he or she becomes bound by logic. We adults continue to have our children
Joseph Weizenbaum
The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic.
Peter Drucker
most scientific problems are far better understood by studying their history than their logic.
Ernst Mayr
Our account does not rob the mathematicians of their science… In point of fact they do not need the infinite and do not use it.
From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other.
Arthur Conan Doyle
We’re not all the same. A common liberal refrain is that differences between individuals are statistically more significant than those between cultural, ethnic, and racial groups. I don’t see why the fact of inter-individual differences would nullify inter-group variance. That’s liberal logic for you.
Ilana Mercer
The reasoning is classic in its clarity. If God does not exist, Kirilov is god. If God does not exist, Kirilov must kill himself. Kirilov must therefore kill himself to become god. That logic is absurd, but it is what is needed.
Albert Camus
In my paper the fact the XY was not equal to YX was very disagreeable to me. I felt this was the only point of difficulty in the whole scheme…and I was not able to solve it.
Werner Heisenberg
My stupid ambition is to make a film that’s not like any other – one that has its own kind of logic and hooks viewers without making them think too much. It’s a film I’d love to see, one in which after 10 minutes the audience isn’t able to predict the whole thing.
Pawel Pawlikowski
You’re creating a score that has to have an emotional and story logic to it. You want a dramatic arc. You want all the songs to push story forward. That’s the same whether it’s for stage or film or television or whatever.
Alan Menken
Faith is the Knowledge of the Heart, Logick the Knowledge of the Mind.
Erica Jong
Logic and mathematics are nothing but specialised linguistic structures.
Jean Piaget
Faith isn’t about logic, son,” Haddek said. “Perhaps that’s your problem. You cannot ‘disprove’ the things you study, any more than we can prove to you that the Hero will save us. We simply must believe it, and accept the things Preservation has taught us.
Brandon Sanderson
She was a woman attempting to make some sense of, and get some satisfaction from, a life that seemed to have no more logic than a roulette wheel.
Vincent Canby
We are living in an interminable succession of absurdities imposed by the myopic logic of short-term thinking.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
We must have strong minds, ready to accept facts as they are.
Harry S. Truman
Nobody gets argued all the way into becoming a believer on the sheer basis of logic and reason. That requires a leap of faith.
Francis Collins
Outside of mathematics and logic, there are common sense truths, such as that it is snowing that normal observers, in a specified context can agree on, subject to vagueness considerations, and theoretical truths, such as that snow is crystallised water vapour, and maybe in-between truths.
Catherine Wilson
Logic is something the mind has created to conceal its timidity, a hocus-pocus designed to give formal validity to conclusions we are willing to accept if everybody else in our set will too.
Carl L. Becker
Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic of its civilization creates, educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.
Joseph A. Schumpeter
I strive to seek new material that fit into the logic of construction, while performing services appropriate to real needs.
Gaetano Pesce
Logic is immaturity weaving its nets of gossamer wherewith it aims to catch the behemoth of knowledge. Logic is a crutch for the cripple, but a burden for the swift of foot and a greater burden still for the wise.
Mikhail Naimy
I think when my mother died, it was such a – you know, a shock to the logic that I had been raised with.
Jim Gaffigan
If it was as logical as that, I wouldn’t continue to feel as bad as I do. I know what you’re saying, and you’re absolutely right in a way. But logic and rationality only go so far. Then you know what happens? Ha! Then your heart adds its two cents and everything reasonable goes right-out-the-window.
Jonathan Carroll
I told him that I thought it was law logic – an artificial system of reasoning, exclusively used in Courts of justice, but good for nothing anywhere else.
John Quincy Adams
First the husband tried to make the wife his possession, and once she is a possession he loses interest. There is some hidden logic in it: his whole interet was to possess; now that is finished, and he would like to try some other woman so he can again go on another trip of possesion.
Logic was to cognition as geometry was to landscape
Kim Stanley
There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.
Edward Young
The logic of war seems to be if the belligerent can fight, he will fight. That leaders will not surrender until surrender is academic. How is a national leader to explain the sacrifice of so much for nothing?
Thomas Powers
Look, No Limit Texas Hold ’em is a game of reads, deduction and logic, and Allen Cunningham excels in each.
Phil Hellmuth
We are what we were at birth, and each trait has remained in conformity with earth’s and with heaven’s logic: Be the devil’s tool, resort to black magic, None can diverge from the ends which Heaven foreordained.
Marianne Moore
Thought that accepts reality as given is no thought at all.
Herbert Marcuse
Economically anxious, many parents see their children’s accomplishments as a sort of insurance against the financial challenges of old age; high-achieving kids, this logic goes, will become high-earning adults and therefore be better able to help Mom and Dad pay for the assisted-living facility in a few decades.
Alissa Quart
There’s nothing more annoying than cold logic and reason when you’ve got a good fit going.
James Patterson
Their own kind of logic which cries for miracles and, on occasion.
Jean Giraudoux
Why do people always assume that volume will succeed when logic won’t?
L. J. Smith
In the past, when people criticized me for asking unexpected questions, I felt ashamed. Now I realize that normal people are acting in a superficial and often false manner. So rather than let them make me feel bad, I express my annoyance. It’s my way of trying to strike a blow for logic and rationality.
John Elder Robison
Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
Thomas Huxley
If facts, logic, and scientific procedures are all just arbitrarily “socially constructed” notions, then all that is left is consensus–more specifically peer consensus, the kind of consensus that matters to adolescents or to many among the intelligentsia.
Thomas Sowell
But man is so addicted to systems and to abstract conclusions that he is prepared deliberately to distort the truth, to close his eyes and ears, but justify his logic at all cost.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Hope doesn’t require a massive chain where heavy links of logic hold it together. A thin wire will do…just strong enough to get us through the night until the winds die down.
Charles R. Swindoll
Simplicity is all. Simple logic, simple arguments, simple visual images. If you can’t reduce your argument to a few crisp words and phrases, there’s something wrong with your argument. There’s nothing long-winded about ‘LibertГ©, Г©galitГ©, fraternitГ©’.
Maurice Saatchi
It must be, for there is a logic to everything on this earth and nothing is done without a reason, that God sometimes lets scientists discover.
Jules Verne
Although I am not stupid, the mathematical side of my brain is like dumb notes upon a damaged piano.
Margot Asquith
Logic and faith don’t occupy the same side.
Dani Shapiro
The legislation of Quran will spread all over the world, because it agrees with the mind, logic and wisdom.
During our session, I told Tove about how I’d done mind-speak on Duncan, but it only worked when I was irritated. Using that logic,Tove spent most of the morning trying to irritate me into using it. Sometimes it worked, but most of the time I just got pointlessly annoyed.
Amanda Hocking
Stop making sense. Logic is predictable. Think differently.
Paul Smith
The metaphoric mind includes rationality, linearity, and logic – for it created them. But like some children, the rational mind often seems embarrassed by the presence of its parents.
Bob Samples
We assume a common sense as the necessary condition of the universal communicability of our knowledge, which is presupposed in every logic and every principle of knowledge that is not one of skepticism.
Immanuel Kant
Logic has made me hated in the world.
Peter Abelard
The mathematician is entirely free, within the limits of the imagination, to construct what worlds he pleases.
J. W. N. Sullivan
To Investigate in the superior worlds, the logic thinking and the exact concept are needed.
Samael Aun Weor
To the extent that laws are founded on morality and on logic, they can lead men’s hearts and minds.
Robert Kennedy
God will not take shelter behind a jugglery of logic or metaphysics. He is neither a schoolman nor theologian, but our Father in Heaven.
George MacDonald
No deeply rooted tendency was ever extirpated by adverse judgment. Not having originally been founded on argument, it cannot be destroyed by logic.
George Henry Lewes
It defies logic that protections against predatory debt collection practices don’t apply to debt collectors hired by the federal government.
Cory Booker
The solution of every problem is another problem
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.
Douglas Adams
Any explanation or logic that explains everything so easily has a hidden trap in it. I’m speaking from experience. Somebody once said if it’s something a single book can explain, it’s not worth having explained. What I mean is don’t leap to any conclusions.
Haruki Murakami
Logic has nothing to do with oppression.
Gloria Steinem
What people most need now is to apply their conversion skills to those things that are essential for their survival. They need to convert facts into logic, free will into purpose, conscience into decision. They need to convert historical experience into a design for a sane world.
Norman Cousins
A wise man sees failure as progress.
A fool divorces his knowledge and misses the logic,
And loses his soul in the process.
It isn’t often that the logic behind a policy is so clear. But when it comes to the value of educating girls, the evidence speaks for itself.
Queen Rania of Jordan
None who has known the charity of wine, Its pity, the cool logic of its spell Will waver in his loyalty, or dwell In any heaven where the grape lacks a shrine.
Donald Evans
I constantly do puzzle books. Smash through them. My iPad’s full of them. Logic puzzles. Bridges. Slitherlink.
Mark Cavendish
Life [had] replaced logic.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
People want to ignore what they can’t understand. They’re looking for logic at any cost.
Alice Hoffman
A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
Rabindranath Tagore
“I refuse to prove that I exist” says God, “for proof denies faith, and without faith, I am nothing.”
“Oh,” says man, “but the Babel Fish is a dead give-away, isn’t it? It proves You exist, and so therefore You don’t. Q.E.D.”
“Oh, I hadn’t thought of that,” says God, who promptly vanishes in a puff of logic.
Douglas Adams
I tended to be more a romantic than a realist, and chose blind faith over cold logic.
Becca Fitzpatrick
The primary threat to nature and people today comes from centralising and monopolising power and control. Not until diversity is made the logic of production will there be a chance for sustainability, justice and peace. Cultivating and conserving diversity is no luxury in our times: it is a survival imperative.
Vandana Shiva
An action doesn’t have to be wrong just because it is not logical. It doesn’t have to be right just because it has its logic.
Lion Feuchtwanger
My purity manifests itself in countless ways, including an utter inability to sit idly when exposed to attacks on truth, reason, logic, and/or individual dignity.
Gad Saad
At the moment, every country arrives at climate negotiations seeking to keep their own emissions as high as possible. This is the logic of the madhouse, a recipe for collective suicide. We dont want a global suicide pact. We want a global survival pact
Mohamed Nasheed
The world of visual perspective is one of unified and homogeneous space. Such a world is alien to the resonating diversity of spoken words. So language was the last art to accept the visual logic of Gutenberg technology, and the first to rebound in the electric age.
Marshall McLuhan
The way a story makes an argument is quite different from the way a persuasive essay does it. Emotional truth and the logic of metaphors dominate.
Ken Liu
Today, chess programs have become so good that even grandmasters sometimes struggle to understand the logic behind some of their moves.
Kenneth Rogoff
It is possible–indeed possible even according to the old conception of logic–to give in advance a description of all ‘true’ logical propositions. Hence there can never be surprises in logic.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.
Arthur Conan Doyle
If there isn’t a business logic to get to marketability, the chance of an idea’s importance in the world is very low.
Steve Jurvetson
Infinity is a fathomless gulf, into which all things vanish.
Marcus Aurelius