A Quote by William Goldman on logic and love


But love is many things, none of them logical.

William Goldman

Source: The Princess Bride

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A Quote by Willard Van Orman Quine on books, logic, and study

If pressed to supplement Tweedledee's ostensive definition of logic with a discursive definition of the same subject, I would say that logic is the systematic study of the logical truths. Pressed further, I would say that a sentence is logically true if all sentences with its grammatical structure are true. Pressed further still, I would say to read this book.

Willard Van Orman Quine (1908 -)

Source: Philosophy of Logic by Willard Van Orman Quine

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A Quote by Warren Hutcherson on logic, people, and schools

In elementary school, in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file line from smallest to tallest. What is the logic? Do tall people burn slower?

Warren Hutcherson

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A Quote by Vannevar Bush on logic, mathematics, science, understanding, and world

If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability.

Vannevar Bush (1890 - 1974)

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A Quote by unknown on confusion, consequences, delusion, life, logic, magic, mystery, and questions

Life would have no consequence, If all I saw made perfect sense. Life would not be magical, If all I saw was logical. So I question all I see, To try and solve the mystery. I've been living under delusion, Led astray by my confusion.


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A Quote by Thomas Andrew (Tom) Lehrer on ability, army, colors, discrimination, idealism, and logic

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 Lehrer (1928 -)

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on action, independence, logic, reflection, and thought

The man who bases his actions on independent thought; who reflects and considers before doing anything, and whose judgments are arrived at through logic, is the man who will go farthest today.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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A Quote by Thomas Merton on errors, imagination, life, logic, men, perfection, and success

The logic of worldly success rests on a fallacy-the strange error that our perfection depends on the thoughts and opinions and applause of other men. A weird life it is to be living always in somebody else's imagination, as if that were the only place in which one could become real.

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on kindness, logic, meaning, music, songs, speech, and words

The meaning of song goes deep. Who in logical words can explain the effect music has on us? A kind of inarticulate, unfathomable speech, which leads us to the edge of the infinite, and lets us for a moment gaze into that!

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

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A Quote by Steve Perry on assumptions, conformity, life, logic, morality, nature, and suffering

"Humans suffer from self-centred notions as to the nature of life. Humans assume that alien life forms should conform to standards that match our own, including logic and morality. Even among humans, morality is ignored when expedient. Why should we expect more from an alien life form than we demand from ourselves?"

Steve Perry

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