An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Logic and consistency are luxuries for the gods and the lower animals.


Samuel Butler (1612-1680, British poet, satirist)


Logic is like the sword -- those who appeal to it, shall perish by it.


Samuel Butler (1612-1680, British poet, satirist)


Logic is a poor guide compared with custom.


Winston Churchill (1874-1965, British statesman, Prime Minister)


The mind has its own logic but does not often let others in on it.


Bernard Devoto (1897-1955, American writer, critic, historian)


Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.


John Dewey (1859-1952, American philosopher, educator)


From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other.


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930, British author, "Sherlock Holmes")


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


Lord Dunsany (1879-1957, Irish playwright, novelist, poet)


Reason can wrestle and overthrow terror.


Euripides (BC 480-406, Greek tragic poet)


Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.


William E. Gladstone (1809-1888, British liberal Prime Minister, statesman)


The much vaunted male logic isn't logical, because they display prejudices -- against half the human race -- that are considered prejudices according to any dictionary definition.


Eva Figes


Logic! Good gracious! What rubbish! How can I tell what I think till I see what I say?


Edward M. Forster (1879-1970, British novelist, essayist)


Logic works, metaphysics contemplates.


Joseph Joubert (1754-1824, French moralist)


Logic is the anatomy of thought.


John Locke (1632-1704, British philosopher)


Reason also is choice.


John Milton (1608-1674, British poet)


Wondrous hole! Magical hole! Dazzlingly influential hole! Noble and effulgent hole! From this hole everything follows logically: first the baby, then the placenta, then, for years and years and years until death, a way of life. It is all logic, and she who lives by the hole will live also by its logic. It is, appropriately, logic with a hole in it.


Cynthia Ozick (1928-, American novelist, short-story writer)


Look for the ridiculous in everything, and you will find it.


Jules Renard (1864-1910, French author, dramatist)


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


Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951, Austrian philosopher)


The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood.


Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951, Austrian philosopher)


The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost insatiable hunger for the irrational.


A. N. Wilson


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