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Alexander Mackenzie Quotes

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Logic, sometimes has very little to do with political action.
- Alexander Mackenzie

I am sure that in Canada the people appreciate this principle,
and the general intelligence which prevails over that
country is such that I am sure there is no danger of
a reactionary policy ever finding a response in the
hearts of any considerable number of our people.
- Alexander Mackenzie

We shall all respect the principles of each other and
do nothing that would be regarded as an act of oppression
to any portion of the people.
- Alexander Mackenzie

I have always held those political opinions which point
to the universal brotherhood of man,
no matter in what rank of life he may have taken his origin.
- Alexander Mackenzie

 

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Grace defies reason and logic.
- Bono

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

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

The grand aim of all science is to cover
the greatest number of empirical facts
by logical deduction from
the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
- Albert Einstein

Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.
- Laurence J. Peter

Science is simply common sense at its best,
that is, rigidly accurate in observation,
and merciless to fallacy in logic.
- Thomas Huxley

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows,
must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking,
belief in the absolute power of logic.
- Alexis Carrel

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

A good designer must rely on experience,
on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness.
No magic will do.
- Niklaus Wirth

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

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

Chess is not only knowledge and logic.
- Alexander Alekhine

Beneath words and logic are emotional connections that
largely direct how we use our words and logic.
- Jane Roberts

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

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

It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic,
and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved.
- Irwin Edman

Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of
perception rather than mistakes of logic.
- Edward de Bono

With the end of the nominating process,
American politics leaves logic behind.
- Theodore White

Pain always produces logic, which is very bad for you.
- Frank O'Hara

Logic!
Good gracious!
What rubbish!
- E. M. Forster

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.
- William E. Gladstone

The world of a comic strip ought to be a special place
with its own logic and life...
I don't want the issue of Hobbes's reality settled by a doll manufacturer.
- Bill Watterson

Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.
- Leonard Nimoy

Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.
- Norman Cousins

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

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

Bad reasoning as well as good reasoning is possible;
and this fact is the foundation of the practical side of logic.
- Charles Sanders Peirce

Much of my work in this period was concerned with exploring
the logic of economic models,
but also with attempting to reconcile the models with every day observation.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

The subject of my work has a lot to do with general,
artistic matters, questions like: What is creativity?
Where do we come from? What are our motors? What is
coincidence? What is logic?
- Alva Noto

It may be that everything the life science companies
are telling us will turn out to be right,
and there's no problem here whatsoever.
That defies logic.
- Jeremy Rifkin

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

Without this spirit, Modernist architecture cannot fully exist.
Since there is often a mismatch between the logic and the spirit of Modernism,
I use architecture to reconcile the two.
- Tadao Ando

In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat,
but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the
first step in progress toward a victory.
- Alfred North Whitehead

There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience.
And then there is California.
- Edward Abbey

He's suffering from Politicians' Logic.
Something must be done, this is something,
therefore we must do it.
- Antony Jay

For no art and no religion is possible until we make allowances,
until we manage to keep quiet the enfant terrible of
logic that plays havoc with the other faculties.
- John C. Ransom

We especially need imagination in science.
It is not all mathematics, nor all logic,
but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.
- Maria Montessori

The world is full of strange phenomena that cannot
be explained by the laws of logic or science.
Dennis Rodman is only one example.
- Dave Barry

We live in a Newtonian world of Einsteinian physics
ruled by Frankenstein logic.
- David Russell

Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.
- Marian Anderson

The logic of words should yield to the logic of realities.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Reason itself is fallible, and this fallibility must
find a place in our logic.
- Nicola Abbagnano

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

What's immediately profitable is the only kind of logic
that capitalism understands.
- Susan George

This means that no single logic is strong enough to
support the total construction of human knowledge.
- Jean Piaget

Companies are not charitable enterprises:
They hire workers to make profits.
In the United States, this logic still works.
In Europe, it hardly does.
- Paul Samuelson

The book of female logic is blotted all over with tears,
and Justice in their courts is forever in a passion.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal
logic of which man knows nothing.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing
to logic in cases which are beyond her jurisdiction.
- Samuel Butler

There is no morality by instinct.
There is no social salvation in the end without taking thought;
without mastery of logic and application of logic to human experience.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

Logic is in the eye of the logician.
- Gloria Steinem

Victims suggest innocence.
And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms,
suggests guilt.
- Susan Sontag

I loved logic, math, computer programming.
I loved systems and logic approaches.
And so I just figured architecture is this perfect combination.
- Maya Lin

There's always some kind of hidden logic.
- Christian Lacroix

The logic of the heart is absurd.
- Julie de Lespinasse

I think Latin has some logic to it and there was a discipline.
- Sanford I. Weill

I read one or two other books which gave me a background
in mathematics other than logic.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

Language is remarkable, except under the extreme constraints
of mathematics and logic,
it never can talk only about what it's supposed to
talk about but is always spreading around.
- Howard Nemerov

Neither Aristotelian nor Russellian rules give the
exact logic of any expression of ordinary language;
for ordinary language has no exact logic.
- Peter Frederick Strawson

Our recent 5-year labour agreements,
in Canada as well as the United States,
are based upon experience, logic and principle rather than on pressure,
propaganda and force.
- Charles E. Wilson

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

The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency
whatever to make men good reasoners.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Grammar is the logic of speech, even as logic is the grammar of reason.
- Richard Chenevix Trench

He was very much concerned with logic and function,
he always worked his solos out before playing them.
- Jamie Muir


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