Quotes: logic

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  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    Logic is a poor guide compared with custom.
  • William E. Gladstone
    William E. Gladstone
    British Liberal Prime Minister, Statesman 1809-1888
    William E. Gladstone
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    Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.
  • Alexander Herzen
    Alexander Herzen
    Russian journalist and political thinker 1812-1870
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    You can no more bridle passions with logic than you can justify them in the law courts. Passions are facts and not dogmas.
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    French writer 1900-1944
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    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.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
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    A page of history is worth a pound of logic.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    Absolute virtue is impossible and the republic of forgiveness leads, with implacable logic, to the republic of the guillotine.
  • Charlotte Brontë
    Charlotte Brontë
    British Novelist 1816-1855
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    Better to be without logic than without feeling.
  • J. B. Yeats
    J. B. Yeats
    English painter 1871-1975
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    By logic and reason we die hourly; by imagination we live.
  • Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Austrian-American economist 1883-1950
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    Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic of its civilization creates, educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.
  • Marian Anderson
    Marian Anderson
    African-American contralto and one 1897-1993
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    Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtle; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
  • Victor Borge
    Victor Borge
    Danish-American comedian, conductor, and pianist 1909-2000
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    Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.
  • Louis Aragon
    Louis Aragon
    French poet 1897-1982
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    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.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
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    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.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
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    Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
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