Logic Quotes


The highest function of love is that it makes the loved one a unique and irreplaceable being.

Logic    Love

Love is not the absence of logic
but logic examined and recalculated
heated and curved to fit
inside the contours of the heart

Logic    Love

I mean, you could claim that
anything's
real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's
proved
it doesn't exist!

Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mind-bogglingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as the final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God.
The argument goes something like this: "I refuse to prove that I exist,'" says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing."
"But," says Man, "The Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don't. QED."
"Oh dear," says God, "I hadn't thought of that," and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic.
"Oh, that was easy," says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing.

Creation    God    H2g2    Hitchhiker s guide    Logic    Man    Rationalism

For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable – what then?

1984

George Orwell

1984

All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.

Equality    Life    Logic    Opinions

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.

Logic    People    Prejudice    Pride    Relationships    Vanity

There is no point in using the word 'impossible' to describe something that has clearly happened.

Contrary    Denial    Impossible    Logic    Past    Reality

Love is illogical, love had consequences--I did this to myself, and I should be able to take it.

Logic    Love

What does the brain matter compared with the heart?

Logic    Love

It's not reasonable to love people who are only going to die," she said.
Nash thought about that for a moment, stroking Small's neck with great deliberation, as if the fate of the Dells depended on that smooth, careful movement.
"I have two responses to that," He said at last. "First, everyone is going to die. Second, love is stupid. It has nothing to do with reason. You love whomever you love. Against all reason I loved my father." He looked at her keenly. "Did you love yours?"
"Yes," she whispered.
He stroked Small's nose. "I love you," he said, "even knowing you'll never have me. And I love my brother, more than I ever realized before you came along. You can't help whom you love, Lady. Nor can you know what it's liable to cause you to do.

Fire

Kristin Cashore

Fire
Bad fathers    Death    Logic    Love

Which came first, the phoenix or the flame?
"...I think the answer is that a circle has no beginning."
"Well reasoned.

There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined.

Crime    Logic    Passion

I suppose therefore that all things I see are illusions; I believe that nothing has ever existed of everything my lying memory tells me. I think I have no senses. I believe that body, shape, extension, motion, location are functions. What is there then that can be taken as true? Perhaps only this one thing, that nothing at all is certain.

If someone doesn't value evidence, what evidence are you going to provide to prove that they should value it? If someone doesn’t value logic, what logical argument could you provide to show the importance of logic?

Evidence    Honesty    Importance    Logic    Paradox    Reason    Value

Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos, including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty.

Abstract    Balance    Beauty    Cosmos    Deepak chopra    Energy    Harmony    Life    Logic    Math    Mathematics    Mind    Mirrror    Order    Orderliness    Peace    Quote    Quotes    Reflaction    Reflect    Universal    Universe    Value    Values    Wisdom

It would have been so pointless to kill himself that, even if he had wanted to, the pointlessness would have made him unable.

The Trial

Franz Kafka

The Trial

Everything must be taken into account. If the fact will not fit the theory---let the theory go.

How very wet this water is.

Funny    Logic    Obvious

It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

Everything has to come to an end, sometime.

How do you feel right now?"
"I hurt like hell."
"You'll feel worse tomorrow."
"So?"
"So, better get a jump on this while you still feel...not as bad."
"What kind of logic is that?" I retorted.

Vampire Academy

Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy
Humor    Logic    Training

I am convinced that the act of thinking logically cannot possibly be natural to the human mind. If it were, then mathematics would be everybody's easiest course at school and our species would not have taken several millennia to figure out the scientific method.

And thus, the actions of life often not allowing any delay, it is a truth very certain that, when it is not in our power to determine the most true opinions we ought to follow the most probable.

Discourse on Method

René Descartes

Discourse on Method
Logic    Rationality    Truth    Wisdom

It turned out I was pretty good in science. But again, because of the small budget, in science class we couldn't afford to do experiments in order to prove theories. We just believed everything. Actually, I think that class was called Religion. Religion class was always an easy class. All you had to do was suspend the logic and reasoning you were being taught in all the other classes.

Brain Droppings

George Carlin

Brain Droppings
Humor    Logic    Religion    Science

Anything that thinks logically can be fooled by something else that thinks at least as logically as it does.

It is often argued that religion is valuable because it makes men good, but even if this were true it would not be a proof that religion is true. That would be an extension of pragmatism beyond endurance. Santa Claus makes children good in precisely the same way, and yet no one would argue seriously that the fact proves his existence. The defense of religion is full of such logical imbecilities. The theologians, taking one with another, are adept logicians, but every now and then they have to resort to sophistries so obvious that their whole case takes on an air of the ridiculous. Even the most logical religion starts out with patently false assumptions. It is often argued in support of this or that one that men are so devoted to it that they are willing to die for it. That, of course, is as silly as the Santa Claus proof. Other men are just as devoted to manifestly false religions, and just as willing to die for them. Every theologian spends a large part of his time and energy trying to prove that religions for which multitudes of honest men have fought and died are false, wicked, and against God.

Minority Report

H.L. Mencken

Minority Report
Argument    Assumptions    Atheism    Death    Devotion    Endurance    Energy    Existence    False    Honesty    Humor    Imbecility    Logic    Logicians    Martyr    Morality    Pragmatism    Proof    Ridiculous    Sacrifice    Santa    Santa claus    Sophistry    Support    Theologians    Truth    Value    Wicked

World domination is such an ugly phrase. I prefer to call it world optimisation.

As hatred is defined as intense dislike, what is wrong with inciting intense dislike of a religion, if the activities or teachings of that religion are so outrageous, irrational or abusive of human rights that they deserve to be intensely disliked?

Atheism    Cults    Hatred    Human rights    Liberty    Logic    Morality    Prejudice    Superstition

To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again: and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself -- that was the ultimate subtlety: consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word 'doublethink' involved the use of doublethink.

1984

George Orwell

1984
1984    2017    Alternative facts    Belief    Conciousness    Contradiction    Corruption    Democracy    Doublethink    Government    Hypnosis    Lies    Logic    Memory    Opinion    Paradox    Politics    Reality    Trump    Truth    Truthfulness    Unconsciousness

I know that two and two make four - and should be glad to prove it too if I could - though I must say if by any sort of process I could convert 2 and 2 into five it would give me much greater pleasure.

Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked

Autocrat of the Breakfast Table

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
Insanity    Logic    Mind

If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.

Not too long ago thousands spent their lives as recluses to find spiritual vision in the solitude of nature. Modern man need not become a hermit to achieve this goal, for it is neither ecstasy nor world-estranged mysticism his era demands, but a balance between quantitative and qualitative reality. Modern man, with his reduced capacity for intuitive perception, is unlikely to benefit from the contemplative life of a hermit in the wilderness. But what he can do is to give undivided attention, at times, to a natural phenomenon, observing it in detail, and recalling all the scientific facts about it he may remember. Gradually, however, he must silence his thoughts and, for moments at least, forget all his personal cares and desires, until nothing remains in his soul but awe for the miracle before him. Such efforts are like journeys beyond the boundaries of narrow self-love and, although the process of intuitive awakening is laborious and slow, its rewards are noticeable from the very first. If pursued through the course of years, something will begin to stir in the human soul, a sense of kinship with the forces of life consciousness which rule the world of plants and animals, and with the powers which determine the laws of matter. While analytical intellect may well be called the most precious fruit of the Modern Age, it must not be allowed to rule supreme in matters of cognition. If science is to bring happiness and real progress to the world, it needs the warmth of man's heart just as much as the cold inquisitiveness of his brain.

Awareness    Connection    Consciousness    Ecstasy    Intuition    Journey    Life    Logic    Mind    Nature    People    Perception    Reality    Science    Self    Solitude    Soul    Spirit    Time

A singer can shatter glass with the proper high note," he said, "but the simplest way to break glass is simply to drop it on the floor.

Glass    Humor    Lestat    Logic    Luxury    Meaning    Reason    Singer    Vampire

It is always easy to be logical. It is almost impossible to be logical to the bitter end.

The idea was fantastically, wildly improbable. But like most fantastically, wildly improbable ideas it was at least as worthy of consideration as a more mundane one to which the facts had been strenuously bent to fit.

Shepherd Book: What are we up to, sweetheart?
River: Fixing your Bible.
Book: I, um... What?
River: Bible's broken. Contradictions, false logistics - doesn't make sense.
Shepherd Book: No, no. You-you-you can't...
River: So we'll integrate non-progressional evolution theory with God's creation of Eden. Eleven inherent metaphoric parallels already there. Eleven. Important number. Prime number. One goes into the house of eleven eleven times, but always comes out one. Noah's ark is a problem.
Shepherd Book: Really?
River: We'll have to call it early quantum state phenomenon. Only way to fit 5000 species of mammal on the same boat.
Shepherd Book: River, you don't fix the Bible.
River: It's broken. It doesn't make sense.
Book: It's not about making sense. It's about believing in something, and letting that belief be real enough to change your life. It's about faith. You don't fix faith, River. It fixes you.

Faith    Logic    Religion

It is so easy to convince others; it is so difficult to convince oneself.

So, Marasi said, you traded a dead man’s scarf for another dead man’s gun. But…the gun itself belonged to someone dead, so by the same logic—
Don’t try, Waxillium said. Logic doesn’t work on Wayne.
I bought a ward against it off a traveling fortune-teller, Wayne explained. It lets me add two ’n’ two and get a pickle.

There's no point in saving the world if it means losing the moon.

Logic    Moon

For I consider brains far superior to money in every way. You may have noticed that if one has money without brains, he cannot use it to his advantage; but if one has brains without money, they will enable him to live comfortably to the end of his days.

If reason ruled the world would history even exist?

Nobody wants to know how you feel, yet, they want you to do what they feel.

Anti social    Apathy    Decievers    Displeasure    Dogma    Dogmatic    Egoism    Egotism    Egotist    Fake friends    Feelings    Flatter    Flattering    Impulse    Impulsive    Logic    Madness    Michael bassey johnson    Misfit    Mishap    Pressure    Reasoning    Trick

Logic is what the devil likes most.

Josie and Jack

Kelly Braffet

Josie and Jack

A leaf cannot return to the bud
- bluestar to fireheart and greystripe

Erin    Fireheart    Firepaw    Firestar    Greystripe    Hunter    Inspiratonal    Logic    Warriors

Everybody knows that Aristotelian two-value logic is fucked.

VALIS

Philip K. Dick

VALIS

Language disguises thought.

How often people speak of art and science as though they were two entirely different things, with no interconnection. An artist is emotional, they think, and uses only his intuition; he sees all at once and has no need of reason. A scientist is cold, they think, and uses only his reason; he argues carefully step by step, and needs no imagination. That is all wrong. The true artist is quite rational as well as imaginative and knows what he is doing; if he does not, his art suffers. The true scientist is quite imaginative as well as rational, and sometimes leaps to solutions where reason can follow only slowly; if he does not, his science suffers.

Art    Intuition    Logic    Science

What do you think science is? There's nothing magical about science. It is simply a systematic way for carefully and thoroughly observing nature and using consistent logic to evaluate results. Which part of that exactly do you disagree with? Do you disagree with being thorough? Using careful observation? Being systematic? Or using consistent logic?

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