Logic Quotes

Gloria steinem - logic is in the eye of the logician....
La rochefoucauld - to a person in love, the value of the individual...

Etymology, n.: Some early etymological scholars come up with derivations that were hard for the public to believe. The term etymology was formed from the Latin etus eaten, the root mal bad, and logy study of. It meant the study of things that are hard to swallow.
Mike Kellen
Logic is like the sword: those who appeal to it shall perish by it.
Samuel Butle
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
George Santayana
If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle.
Rita Mae Brown

Brooks atkinson - the humorous man recognizes that absolute purity,...
Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.
Carl Jung
Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.
King Whitney Jr.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
Aldous Huxley
We all dream we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.
Erich Fromm
Scientists are the easiest to fool. They think in straight, predictable, directable, and therefore misdirectable, lines. The only world they know is the one where everything has a logical explanation and things are what they appear to be. Children and conjurors - They terrify me. Scientists are no problem against them I feel quite confident.
James P. Hogan
Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.
Alvin Toffle
Only a brave person is willing to honestly admit, and fearlessly to face, what a sincere and logical mind discovers.
Rodan of Alexandria
The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armour to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he, by peddling second - Rate technology, who led them into it in the first place.
Douglas Adams, The Guardian
You know, my Friends, with what a brave Carouse I made a Second Marriage in my house; Divorced old barren Reason from my Bed, And took the Daughter of the Vine to Spouse. For Is and Is - Not though with Rule and Line And Up - And - Down by Logic I define, Of all that one should care to fathom, I Was never deep in anything but - Wine.
From the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Translation by Edward Fitzgerald)
People are unreasonable, illogical, and self - Centered. Love them anyway.
Mother Theresa
The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God or Satan is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance... logic can be happily tossed out the window.
Stephen King
I know three things will never be believed - The true, the probable, and the logical.
John Steinbeck, The Winter of our Discontent, chapter 2
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.
Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
Young people have an almost biological destiny to be hopeful.
Marshall Ganz, quoted by Sara Rimer in New York Times
That orgy of wishful thinking that has passed for logic in the present century.
F. W. Lawvere
A page of history is worth a pound of logic.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
H. L. Mencken
People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.
Isaac Bashevis Singe
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
Frank Herbert, Dune
Feelings are not supposed to be logical. Dangerous is the man who has rationalized his emotions.
David Borenstein
Once you touch the biographies of human beings, the notion that political beliefs are logically determined collapses like a pricked balloon.
Irving Layton
The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality.
Ashely Montagu
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Albert Einstein
Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.
Will Durant
To hate and to fear is to be psychologically ill... it is, in fact, the consuming illness of our time.
H. A. Overstreet
Are you insinuating that I am a purveyor of terminological inexactitudes?
Winston Churchill, responding to a journalist
If you go in for argument, take care of your temper. Your logic, if you have any, will take care of itself.
Joseph Farrell
Scientists are the easiest to fool. They think in straight, predictable, directable, and therefore misdirectable, lines. The only world they know is the one where everything has a logical explanation and things are what they appear to be. Children and conjurors - - They terrify me. Scientists are no problem; against them I feel quite confident.
Zambendorf, _Code of the Lifemaker_ by James P. Hogan
Histories make men wise poets, witty the mathematics, subtle natural philosophy, deep moral, grave logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
Francis Bacon
The Army has carried the American... ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on ability.
Tom Lehre
If we were logical, the future would be bleak indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope.
Jacques Cousteau
The great roe is a mythological beast with the head of a lion and the body of a lion, though not the same lion.
Woody Allen
Between the amateur and the professional... there is a difference not only in degree but in kind. The skillful man is, within the function of his skill, a different psychological organization... A tennis player or a watchmaker or an airplane pilot is an automatism but he is also criticism and wisdom.
Bernard De Voto