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A Quote by Rush H. Limbaugh III on commitment, crime, liberals, logic, myth, people, poverty, reason, and work

Regarding the "Poverty Equals Crime" Myth: Liberals state that many teenagers would rather sell crack for $100 an hour than to flip hamburgers for a minimum wage. Using the same liberal logic, you might think it would make more sense for the average middle-class worker to rob banks rather than work a forty-hour week? The reason why most people, rich and poor, do not commit crimes because they know it is wrong to do so.

Rush Limbaugh (1951 -)

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A Quote by Rudolph Carnap on certainty, change, conflict, experience, kindness, language, logic, mathematics, physics, radicals, revolution, rules, science, truth, and value

I should make a distinction between two kinds of readjustment in the case of a conflict with experience, namely, between a change in the language, and a mere change in or addition of, a truth-value ascribed to an indeterminate statement (i.e. a statement whose truth value is not fixed by the rules of language, say by the postulates of logic, mathematics and physics). A change of the first kind constitutes a radical alteration, sometimes a revolution, and it occurs only at certain historically decisive points in the development of science. On the other hand, changes of the second kind occur every minute. A change of the first kind constitutes, strictly speaking, a transition from a language Ln into a new language Ln+1.

Rudolph Carnap

Source: "Replies and Systematic Expositions," Schlipp, The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap [Carnap63], p921

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A Quote by Rudolph Carnap on aim, books, direction, influence, knowledge, learning, logic, philosophy, problems, purpose, science, spirit, thinking, time, words, work, and world

Whereas Frege had the strongest influence on me in the fields of logic and semantics, in my philosophical thinking in general I learned most from Bertrand Russell. In the winter of 1921 I read his book, Our Knowledge of the External World, as a Field For Scientific Method in Philosophy. Some passages made an especially vivid impression on me because they formulated clearly and explicitly a view of the aim and method of philosophy which I had implicitly held for some time. In the Preface he speaks about "the logical-analytic method of philosophy" and refers to Frege's work as the first complete example of this method. And on the very last pages of the book he gives a summarizing characterization of this philosophical method in the following words: I felt as if this appeal had been directed to me personally. To work in this spirit would be my task from now on! And indeed henceforth the application of the new logical instrument for the purposes of analyzing scientific concepts and of clarifying philosophical problems has been the essential aim of my philosophical activity.

Rudolph Carnap

Source: his "Intellectual autobiography" in The Philosophy of Rudolf Carnap [Carnap63], p13

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A Quote by Robert Scheid on circumstances, death, doubt, eternity, fear, giving, happiness, hope, learning, life, limitations, logic, love, obstacles, praise, reason, struggle, trust, universe, and world

Life . . . is a joyful expression of love, praise and thanksgiving instead of a hopeless struggle which eventually ends in death. Giving thanks in every circumstance, we forego the logic and reason which asks, "Why me?" and open our hearts and learn to trust. Every obstacle becomes an occasion for rejoicing. We put love at the center of our universe and we are lifted beyond the world of limitation, doubt, and fear into the realm of love, hope, and eternal happiness.

Robert Scheid

Source: Beyond the Love Game

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A Quote by Robert Anson Heinlein on logic and time

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To get anywhere, or even to live a long time, a man has to guess, and guess right, over and over again, without enough data for a logical answer.

Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)

Source: Time Enough for Love

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A Quote by Rita Mae Brown on logic, men, and world

If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle.

Rita Mae Brown (1944 -)

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A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore on logic and mind

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A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

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A Quote by Oscar W. Firkins on faults, logic, mind, and nature

The strictly logical mind is usually if not always at fault in its valuations of that defiantly illogical thing known as human nature.

Oscar W. Firkins

Source: Oscar Firkins: Memoirs and Letters edited by Ina Ten Eyck

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on experience, laws, life, and logic

The life of the law has not been logic: it has been experience.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Common Law, 1881

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on history, logic, and worth

A page of history is worth a pound of logic.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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