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Jean de La Bruyere

Quote of Jean de La Bruyere - Logic is the technique by which...


Biography - Jean de La Bruyere:

French philosopher and moralist.
Born: 1645 - Died: 1696
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: France
France

Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth.




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Quotes for: truth


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Quotes for: truth


Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.





Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.





Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.





Love truth, but pardon error.





The language of truth is simple.





Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.











Quotes for: logic


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Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.





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





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





Reason is a harmonising, controlling force rather than a creative one. Even in the most purely logical realms, it is insight that first arrives at what is new.





The supreme task of the physicist is the discovery of the most general elementary laws from which the world-picture can be deduced logically. But there is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance, and this Einfühlung [literally, empathy or 'feeling one's way in'] is developed by experience.





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











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Jean de La Bruyere also said...


Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.





We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.





If it be true that a man is rich who wants nothing, a wise man is a very rich man.





Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.





We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.





The wise man sometimes flees from society from fear of being bored.












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