Quotations on Logic

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Reason itself is fallible, and this fallibility must find a place in our logic.
- Nicola Abbagnano
(Keywords: Fallibility, Logic, Reason)

There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Experience, Science, Thought, Logic, Reason)

Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.
- Marian Anderson
(Keywords: Fear, Disease, Logic, Man)

Without this spirit, Modernist architecture cannot fully exist. Since there is often a mismatch between the logic and the spirit of Modernism, I use architecture to reconcile the two.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Architecture, Logic, Spirit)

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
(Keywords: Thought, People, Books, Footsteps, Grammar, Logic, Rules, Style, Will)

In our story logic which we're making up, if we're saying he's alive, then like a quadriplegic who's in bed he can move his head and shoulders, but he can't move his arms. If he could just turn on that power to his legs and arms, the nerves could get through and he could walk.
- John Badham
(Keywords: Power, Bed, Logic, Nerves, Saying)

The world is full of strange phenomena that cannot be explained by the laws of logic or science. Dennis Rodman is only one example.
- Dave Barry
(Keywords: Science, Example, Laws, Logic, World)

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
(Keywords: Thought, Error, Logic, Right)

Logic is a poor model of cause and effect.
- Gregory Bateson
(Keywords: Cause, Effect, Logic, Poor)

Theology is the logic of the Devil.
- Jose Bergamin
(Keywords: Devil, Logic, Theology)

Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logic.
- Edward de Bono
(Keywords: Perception, Logic, Mistakes, Thinking)

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.
- Victor Borge
(Keywords: Humor, Truth, Aspirations, Limitations, Logic, Man)

Logic is the last scientific ingredient of Philosophy; its extraction leaves behind only a confusion of non-scientific, pseudo problems.
- Rudolf Carnap
(Keywords: Confusion, Logic, Philosophy, Problems)

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows, must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking, belief in the absolute power of logic.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: Power, Belief, Desire, Logic, Pride, Thinking)

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
(Keywords: Art, Dreams, Work, Childhood, Common sense, Logic, Visions, Will)

Well it was not exactly a dissertation in logic, at least not the kind of logic you would find in Whitehead and Russell's Principia Mathematica for instance. It looked more like mathematics; no formalized language was used.
- Alonzo Church
(Keywords: Language, Logic, Mathematics)

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
(Keywords: Desire, Expression, Individuality, Intuition, Logic, Mathematics, Mind, Perfection, Reason, Will)

I was always a visual person. I could see things visually. I had a harder time with numbers and logic, and I always had more of an artistic sensibility. So that I could do. And it was something that I really loved.
- Bruce Davison
(Keywords: Time, Logic, Numbers, Sensibility)

It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved.
- Irwin Edman
(Keywords: Men, Logic, Myth, Reason, Symbol)

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Imagination, Logic, Will)

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
(Keywords: Control, Battle, Emotion, Laws, Legislation, Logic, News, Passion, Reason)

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
(Keywords: Action, Logic, Right, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: Music, Film, Logic, Machine, Sound, Writing)

There is no morality by instinct. There is no social salvation in the end without taking thought; without mastery of logic and application of logic to human experience.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould
(Keywords: Experience, Morality, Thought, End, Instinct, Logic, Salvation)

The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced.
- Andre Gide
(Keywords: Life, Logic, Want)

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.
- William E. Gladstone
(Keywords: Men, Mistake, Strength, Argument, Feeling, Logic, Mind)

Man associates ideas not according to logic or verifiable exactitude, but according to his pleasure and interests. It is for this reason that most truths are nothing but prejudices.
- Remy de Gourmont
(Keywords: Ideas, Logic, Man, Nothing, Pleasure, Reason)

My mother's incredibly giving, almost too giving at times. And, my dad is a real logical person. He's got logic for every situation. They've been married for 24 years, so there was that stability, also. I really learned to think on my own at a very young age.
- Brian Austin Green
(Keywords: Age, Dad, Mother, Giving, Logic, Stability, Years)

In an approximate way, the logic of commons has been understood for a long time, perhaps since the discovery of agriculture or the invention of private property in real estate.
- Garrett Hardin
(Keywords: Time, Agriculture, Discovery, Invention, Logic, Property)

One of the best things to come out of the home computer revolution could be the general and widespread understanding of how severely limited logic really is.
- Frank Herbert
(Keywords: Home, Computer, Revolution, Logic, Understanding)

Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Keywords: Insanity, Logic, Mind)

Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
- Thomas Huxley
(Keywords: Science, Common sense, Logic, Observation)

Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice.
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Keywords: Arguments, Logic, Malice)

If the opponent offers keen play I don't object; but in such cases I get less satisfaction, even if I win, than from a game conducted according to all the rules of strategy with its ruthless logic.
- Anatoly Karpov
(Keywords: Strategy, Logic, Play, Rules, Satisfaction)

I read one or two other books which gave me a background in mathematics other than logic.
- Stephen Cole Kleene
(Keywords: Books, Logic, Mathematics)

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
(Keywords: Example, Logic, Mathematicians, Talk)

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
(Keywords: Expectation, Folk, Logic, School)

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
(Keywords: Family, Life, Values, Logic, Loyalty)

It is advertising and the logic of consumerism that governs the depiction of reality in the mass media.
- Christopher Lasch
(Keywords: Advertising, Logic, Media, Reality)

The great universal family of men is a utopia worthy of the most mediocre logic.
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
(Keywords: Family, Men, Logic, Utopia)

Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.
- Claude Levi-Strauss
(Keywords: Language, Logic, Man, Nothing, Reason)

I loved logic, math, computer programming. I loved systems and logic approaches. And so I just figured architecture is this perfect combination.
- Maya Lin
(Keywords: Architecture, Computer, Logic, Programming)

To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
- Charles Lindbergh
(Keywords: Love, Logic, Mission, Needs, Value)

The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency whatever to make men good reasoners.
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Keywords: Men, Knowledge, Logic, Theory)

The more I work with the body, keeping my assumptions in a temporary state of reservation, the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease. The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon, but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom.
- George MacDonald
(Keywords: Wisdom, Work, Body, Disease, Logic, State)

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.
- Maimonides
(Keywords: First, Logic, Mathematics, Metaphysics, Order, Perfection, Study, Wishes)

But however measurable, there is much more life in music than mathematics or logic ever dreamed of.
- Gabriel Marcel
(Keywords: Life, Music, Logic, Mathematics)

Architecture is involved with the world, but at the same time it has a certain autonomy. This autonomy cannot be explained in terms of traditional logic because the most interesting parts of the work are non-verbal. They operate within the terms of the work, like any art.
- Thom Mayne
(Keywords: Architecture, Art, Time, Work, Logic, World)

We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.
- Maria Montessori
(Keywords: Beauty, Imagination, Poetry, Science, Logic, Mathematics)

Language is remarkable, except under the extreme constraints of mathematics and logic, it never can talk only about what it's supposed to talk about but is always spreading around.
- Howard Nemerov
(Keywords: Extreme, Language, Logic, Mathematics, Remarkable, Talk)

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