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

  • Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic.
    * Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

  • 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 want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced.
    * André Gide

  • Logic is one thing, the human animal another. You can quite easily propose a logical solution to something and at the same time hope in your heart of hearts it won't work out.
    * Luigi Pirandello

  • A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
    * Rabindranath Tagore

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