quotes tagged with 'logic'
Author: C.S. Lewis, Source: God in the Dock
Uneducated people are not irrational people. I have found that they will endure, and can follow quite a lot of sustained argument if you go slowly. Often, indeed, the novelty of it (for they have seldom met it before) delights them.
Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: 1824
In a republican nation whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion and not by force, the art of reasoning becomes of first importance.
Author: Ayn Rand, Source: Unknown
There are only two means by which men can deal with one another: guns or logic. Force or persuasion. Those who know that they cannot win by means of logic, have always resorted to guns.
But sometimes love doesn’t make sense. In fact, most of the time it doesn’t make sense, if you really lay out it on the operating table, rationally vivisecting it. But then again cutting a body apart tends to extinguish whatever life was in it. The magic of love — love of life, love of people, love of God, love of the earth and every good thing in it — defies reasoning. Like my friend E. said to me in an e-mail the other day: “Love over logic, 99% of the time.” Heart over head. All too often, logic opens the oven and flattens the bread before it has a chance to rise.Author: Ben Crowder, Source: http://www.topofthemountains.net/2007/12/03/love-over-logic/
What an insidious thing is this culture amidst which we live. It permeates our environment, and we think we are being reasonable and logical when, all too often, we have been molded by the ethos, what the Germans call the zeitgeist, or the culture of our place and time.Author: David R. Stone, Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,49-1-602-29,00.h...
The development of general ability for independent thinking and judgement should always be placed foremost, not the acquisition of special knowledge.Author: Albert Einstein, Source: Unknown