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

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

Logic is a poor guide compared with custom.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

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

Author: Bernard Devoto (1897-1955)

Profession: 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.

Author: John Dewey (1859-1952)

Profession: 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.

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

Profession: British Author, ''Sherlock Holmes''

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

Author: Lord Dunsany (1879-1957)

Profession: Irish Playwright, Novelist, Poet

Reason can wrestle and overthrow terror.

Author: Euripides

Profession: Greek Tragic Poet

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.

Author: Eva Figes


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

Author: Edward M. Forster (1879-1970)

Profession: British Novelist, Essayist

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.

Author: William E. Gladstone (1809-1888)

Profession: British Liberal Prime Minister, Statesman

Logic works, metaphysics contemplates.

Author: Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)

Profession: French Moralist

Logic is the anatomy of thought.

Author: John Locke (1632-1704)

Profession: British Philosopher

Reason also is choice.

Author: John Milton (1608-1674)

Profession: British Poet

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

Author: A. N. Wilson


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

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

Profession: Austrian Philosopher