Thursday, April 26, 2012

Quotations on thinking, speaking and writing (11)

[L]ogic has become more mathematical and mathematics has become more logical. The consequence is that it has now become wholly impossible to draw a line between the two; in fact, the two are one. They differ as boy and man: logic is the youth of mathematics and mathematics is the manhood of logic.
~Bertrand Russell

“By measuring individual human worth, the novelist reveals the full enormity of the State’s crime when it sets out to crush that individuality.”
~Ian McEwan

“Words can mean anything you want – unless you want to communicate with them.”
~Bill Bonner

The Takeaway: Keep an open mind. Have a great day.

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2 comments:

  1. Or as George Eliot said before Bill Bonner:
    "We have all got to exert ourselves a little to keep sane, and call things by the same names as other people call them by . . ."
    (Middlemarch)

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