The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency whatever to make men good reasoners.
Since when was an emotional argument won by logic?
To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.
Logic is the art of going wrong with confidence
It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.
Love is a decision - not an emotion
Histories make men wise; poets, witty; the mathematics, subtile; natural philosophy, deep; moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to contend.
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.
Often, the less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.
The analogy between the noises we make when these noises do not symbolize anything which exists, and the worthless checks we write when our bank balance is zero
It is now no mystery that some quite influential philosophers were mentally ill.
Let us repeat the two crucial negative premises as established firmly by all human experience: (1) Words are not the things we are speaking about; and (2) There is no such thing as an object in absolute isolation.
Thus, we see that one of the obvious origins of human disagreement lies in the use of noises for words.
We should not be surprised that we find meaningless noises in the foundation of many old philosophies, and that from them arise most of the old philosophical fights and arguments.
A few philosophers really do important work. This applies to the so called critical philosophy and to the theory of knowledge or epistemology. This class of workers I call epistemologists to avoid the disagreeable implications of the term philosopher.