Logic Proverbs

Sayings about Logic

If you put a rope around your neck, many people will be glad to drag you by it. ~ Egyptian Proverbs

There’s no use asking the cow to pour you a glass of milk. ~ American Proverbs

When you sweep stairs, start at the top. ~ German Proverbs

No one tests the depth of a river with both feet. ~ Ashanti Proverb

Do not tear down the east wall to repair the west wall. ~ Chinese Proverb

If you wish to drown, do not torture yourself with shallow water. ~ Bulgarian Proverbs

When the bait’s worth more than the fish, it’s time to stop fishing. ~ American Proverb

The common property donkey is the worst saddled. ~ French Proverb

Don’t expect to be offered a chair when you are visiting a place where the chief sits on the floor. ~ African Proverb

Common sense hides shame. ~ Gaelic Proverb

Quotations about Logic

Saying about Logic

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. ~ Albert Einstein

Better to be without logic than without feeling. ~ Charlotte Brontë

Logic works, metaphysics contemplates. ~ Joseph Joubert

Coincidence is logical. ~ Johan Cruijff

Logic is the key to an all-inclusive spiritual well-being. ~ Marlene Dietrich

Logic will not change an emotion, but action will. ~ Author Unknown

Logic is the anatomy of thought. ~ John Locke

If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle. ~ Rita Mae Brown

Logic, n. The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding. ~ Ambrose Bierce

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

The mighty power of logic cleanses all it touches. ~ Yevgeny Zamyatin

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

But as for logic, that is the armory of reason, furnished with all offensive and defensive weapons. ~ Thomas Fuller

Logic is the art of going wrong with confidence. ~ Joseph Wood Krutch

Prayer is not logical; it is a mysterious moral working of the Holy Spirit. ~ Oswald Chambers

It’s a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart. ~ Joel Coen

Logic! Good gracious! What rubbish! How can I tell what I think till I see what I say? ~ Edward M. Forster

Logic and consistency are luxuries for the gods and the lower animals. ~ Samuel Butler

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. ~ Dale Carnegie

Logic is a poor guide compared with custom. ~ Winston Churchill

There can be no doubt that the knowledge of logic is of considerable practical importance for everyone who desires to think and to infer correctly. ~ Alfred Tarski

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

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

To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission. ~ Charles A. Lindbergh

You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Logic is a very beautiful thing. As long as it is not abused. ~ Eugene Ionesco

The man who has faith in logic is always cuckolded by reality. ~ Alexander Theroux

Almost anything carried to a logical extreme becomes depressing. ~ Ursula K. LeGuin

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

No, no, you’re not thinking; you’re just being logical. ~ Niels Bohr

Logic is justly considered the basis of all other sciences, even if only for the reason that in every argument we employ concepts taken from the field of logic, and that ever correct inference proceeds in accordance with its laws. ~ Alfred Tarski

People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind. ~ William Butler Yeats

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

The logical man must either deny all miracles or none. ~ Charles Alexander Eastman

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

If a man can play the true logician, and have judgment as well as invention, he may do great matters. ~ Lord Bacon

If you use a trick in logic, whom can you be tricking other than yourself? ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

Metaphysics may be, after all, only the art of being sure of something that is not so, and logic only the art of going wrong with confidence. ~ Joseph Wood Krutch

As we have already seen, logic has traditionally been described as the science of thought. If it is a science, however, logic is a theoretical science, not an empirical science. ~ Paul Tomassi

Some may study side by side, and yet be asunder when they come to the logic of things. ~ Confucius

Logic is logic. That’s all I say. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Logic is one thing and commonsense another. ~ Elbert Hubbard

Logic hasn’t wholly dispelled the society of witches and prophets and sorcerers and soothsayers. ~ Raymond F. Jones

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

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

Logic invents as many fallacies as it detects; it is a good weapon, but as liable to be used in a bad as in a good cause. ~ Christian Nestell Bovee

When faith is supported by facts or by logic it ceases to be faith. ~ Edith Hamilton

Eloquence is logic on fire. ~ Lyman Beecher

Fear is the enemy of logic. ~ Frank Sinatra

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

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

Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced. ~ Andre Gide

Nothing is more dangerous than strict logic—which is not quite sure of its premises. ~ Woods Hutchinson

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Humor is something that thrives between man’s aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth. ~ Victor Borge

Logic is like the sword–those who appeal to it shall perish by it. ~ Samuel Butler

Pure logic is the ruin of the spirit. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Logic is neither a science nor an art, but a dodge. ~ Benjamin Jowett

Belief was immune to logic; it operated by its own laws. ~ James Siegel

A page of history is worth a pound of logic. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Logic is the art of thinking well; the mind, like the body, requires to be trained before it can use its powers in the most advantageous way. ~ Isaac Talor

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

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