logic

A Quote by Margery Allingham on intuition, logic, and quiet

He did not arrive at this conclusion by the decent process of quiet, logical deduction, nor yet by the blinding flash of glorious intuition, but by the shoddy, untidy process halfway between the two by which one usually gets to know things.

Margery Allingham (1904 - 1966)

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A Quote by Marcel Proust on christ, company, complaints, composers, day, fashion, feeling, force, ideas, jesus, logic, mind, mistakes, poetry, psychiatry, sanity, wives, and words

But this does not exempt the sane from a feeling of alarm when a madman who has composed a sublime poem, after explaining to them in the most logical fashion that he has been shut up by mistake through his wife's machinations, imploring them to intercede for him with the governor of the asylum, complaining of the promiscuous company that is forced upon him, concludes as follows: "You see that man in the courtyard, who I'm obliged to put up with; he thinks he's Jesus Christ. That should give you an idea of the sort of lunatics I've been shut up with: he can't be Jesus Christ, because I'm Jesus Christ!" A moment earlier, you were on the point of going to assure the psychiatrist that a mistake had been made. On hearing these words, even if you bear in mind the admirable poem at which this same man is working every day, you shrink from him. . . .

Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on laws and logic

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This procedure [selecting the simplest law], however, has no logical justification but only a psychological one.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

Source: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 1974, 6.3631 p.70 . Pears and McGuiness, 1974

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on logic

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Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on logic and surprises

There can never be surprises in logic.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on life, logic, mathematics, needs, and order

Mathematics is a logical method. . . . Mathematical propositions express no thoughts. In life it is never a mathematical proposition which we need, but we use mathematical propositions only in order to infer from propositions which do not belong to mathematics to others which equally do not belong to mathematics.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

Source: Tractatus Logico Philosophicus, New York, 1922, p. 169.

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A Quote by Ludwig Boltzmann on confidence, impossibility, kindness, laws, lies, logic, philosophy, thought, and time

The most ordinary things are to philosophy a source of insoluble puzzles. With infinite ingenuity it constructs a concept of space or time and then finds it absolutely impossible that there be objects in this space or that processes occur during this time . . . the source of this kind of logic lies in excessive confidence in the so-called laws of thought.

Ludwig Boltzmann (1844 - 1906)

Source: Theoretical Physics and Philosophical Problems, B. McGuinness Reidel,Dordrecht,1974

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A Quote by Lord Dunsany on logic

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Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities.

Lord Dunsany

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by Lita Bane on aim, hope, life, logic, magic, men, nobility, planning, and work

Make no little plans, they have no magic to stir men's blood and will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble and logical plan never dies, but long after we are gone will be a living thing.

Lita Bane

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A Quote by Kevin Kerwin on garden, judgment, logic, men, purity, and water

On average, 50%-70% of summer household water is used outdoors for watering lawns and gardens . . . mow the lawn perfectly, but neglect to make the bed? It's pure, unadulterated logic. Everyone can see the yard - nobody can see the bed. The lawn is the canvas upon which guys judge each other. It's the great redeemer. If we aren't great lawn men, we're nothing.

Kevin Kerwin

Source: 47 Husband Mysteries Solved.

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