quotations about logic
Belief was immune to logic; it operated by its own laws.
JAMES SIEGEL, Detour
Reason itself is fallible, and this fallibility must find a place in our logic.
NICOLA ABBAGNANO, attributed, Memorable Quotations: Philosophers of Western Civilization
Fear is the enemy of logic.
FRANK SINATRA, attributed, The Way You Wear Your Hat
The machine has no feelings, it feels no fear and no hope ... it operates according to the pure logic of probability. For this reason I assert that the robot perceives more accurately than man.
MAX FRISCH, Homo Faber: A Report
Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it.
LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN, Notebooks, Oct. 13, 1914
Logic is a very beautiful thing. As long as it is not abused.
EUGENE IONESCO, Rhinoceros
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, Without Me Nothing
Logic is a large drawer, containing some useful instruments, and many more that are superfluous. A wise man will look into it for two purposes, to avail himself of those instruments that are really useful, and to admire the ingenuity with which those that are not so, are assorted and arranged.
CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon
Anything that thinks logically can be fooled by something else that thinks at least as logically as it does.
DOUGLAS ADAMS, Mostly Harmless
You can prove anything you want by coldly logical reason---if you pick the proper postulates.
ISAAC ASIMOV, I, Robot
What frightened me was the logic of the world; in it lay the foretaste of something incalculably powerful. Its mechanism was incomprehensible, and I could not possibly remain closeted in that windowless, bone-chilling room. Though outside lay the sea of irrationality, it was far more agreeable to swim in its waters until presently I drowned.
OSAMU DAZAI, No Longer Human
If you use a trick in logic, whom can you be tricking other than yourself?
LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN, Culture and Value
But there is another conclusion: to laugh at logic if it runs counter to the interests of men.
THEODOR W. ADORNO, Dialectic of Enlightenment
Some may study side by side, and yet be asunder when they come to the logic of things.
CONFUCIUS, The Wisdom of Confucius
The mighty power of logic cleanses all it touches.
YEVGENY ZAMYATIN, We
Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced.
ANDRE GIDE, Autumn Leaves
Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities.
LORD DUNSANY, "Weeds & Moss", My Ireland
Contrariwise ... if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.
LEWIS CARROLL, Through the Looking-glass
The real trouble with this world of ours is not that it is an unreasonable world, nor even that it is a reasonable one. The commonest kind of trouble is that it is nearly reasonable, but not quite. Life is not an illogicality; yet it is a trap for logicians. It looks just a little more mathematical and regular than it is; its exactitude is obvious, but its inexactitude is hidden; its wildness lies in wait.
G. K. CHESTERTON, Orthodoxy
Logic helps us to strip off the outward disguise of things, and to behold and judge of them in their own nature.
I. WATTS, attributed, Day's Collacon