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Deduction quotes by Sheridan Hay
#1. Unlikely things are often true . . . #Quote by Sheridan Hay
Deduction quotes by Francis Bacon
#2. Observation and experiment for gathering material, induction and deduction for elaborating it: these are are only good intellectual tools. #Quote by Francis Bacon
Deduction quotes by Walt Disney Company
#3. Life is like a hurricane here in Duckburg
Race cars, lasers, aeroplanes, it's a duck-blur!
Might solve a mystery
Or rewrite history!

DuckTales! Woo-oo!
Everyday they're out there making
DuckTales! Woo-oo!
Tales of derring do-bad and good
Luck Tales! Woo-oo!

When it seems they're heading for final curtain,
Good deduction never fails, that's for certain!
The worst of messes
Become successes!

D-d-d-danger! Watch behind you!
There's a stranger out to find you
What to do, just grab on to some

DuckTales! Woo-oo!

D-d-d-danger! Watch behind you!
There's a stranger out to find
What to do, just grab on to some
DuckTales! Woo-oo! #Quote by Walt Disney Company
Deduction quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle
#4. I find it hard enough to tackle facts, Holmes, without flying away after theories and fancies."
"You are right," said Holmes demurely: "you do find it very hard to tackle the facts. #Quote by Arthur Conan Doyle
Deduction quotes by Rene Descartes
#5. The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge. #Quote by Rene Descartes
Deduction quotes by Jack Kemp
#6. Democracy is not a mathematical deduction proved once and for all time. Democracy is a just faith fervently held, commitment to be tested again and again in the fiery furnace of history. #Quote by Jack Kemp
Deduction quotes by Brandon Sanderson
#7. You're getting better, my lady."
"Don't patronize me."
"No, really, Your Highness. When you started painting five years ago, I could never tell what it was you were trying to depict."
"And this is a painting of ."
Ashe paused. "A bowl of fruit?" he asked hopefully.
Sarene sighed in frustration.
"Beautifully - which is more than I can say for the painting." He paused for a
moment. "It's a horse, right?"
Sarene scowled.
"A house?" he asked.
"It is not a bowl of fruit either, my lord," Ashe said. "I already tried that."
"Well, she said it was one of the paintings in this room," Lukel said. "All we
have to do is keep guessing until we find the right one."
"Brilliant deduction, Master Lukel." Ashe said. #Quote by Brandon Sanderson
Deduction quotes by Kathie Lee Gifford
#8. When you fall in love, you must fall in love with a man the way he is now, because marriage won't change anything, except maybe your tax deduction. #Quote by Kathie Lee Gifford
Deduction quotes by Charles Darwin
#9. I must begin with a good body of facts and not from a principle (in which I always suspect some fallacy) and then as much deduction as you please. #Quote by Charles Darwin
Deduction quotes by Alister E. McGrath
#10. Science proceeds by inference, rather than by the deduction of mathematical proof. A series of observations is accumulated, forcing the deeper question: What must be true if we are to explain what is observed? What "big picture" of reality offers the best fit to what is actually observed in our experience? American scientist and philosopher Charles S. Peirce used the term "abduction" to refer to the way in which scientists generate theories that might offer the best explanation of things. The method is now more often referred to as "inference to the best explanation." It is now widely agreed to be the philosophy of investigation of the world characteristic of the natural sciences. #Quote by Alister E. McGrath
Deduction quotes by Elisabeth Elliot
#11. Faith is a decision.It is not a deduction from the facts around us. We would not look at the world of today and logically conclude that God loves us. It doesn't always look as though He does.Faith is not an instinct. It certainly is not a feeling - feelings don't help much when you're in the lion's den or hanging on a wooden Cross. Faith is not inferred from the happy way things always work. It is an act of the will, a choice, based on the Unbreakable Word of a God who cannot lie, and who showed us what love and obedience and sacrifice mean, in the person of Jesus Christ. #Quote by Elisabeth Elliot
Deduction quotes by Terry Pratchett
#12. The real world was far too real to leave neat little hints. It was full of too many things. It wasn't by eliminating the impossible that you got at the truth, however improbable; it was by the much harder process of eliminating the possibilities. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Deduction quotes by Joe Hill
#13. She associated English accents with singing teapots, schools for witchcraft, and the science of deduction. This wasn't, she knew, terribly sophisticated of her, but she had no real guilt about it. She felt the English were themselves to blame for her feelings. They had spent a century relentlessly marketing their detectives and wizards and nannies, and they had to live with the results. #Quote by Joe Hill
Deduction quotes by Derek B. Miller
#14. There's also a possibility that the landlord is in there right now, wearing women's undergarments. Or a drug addict is inside stealing jewelry.Or a boatload of recent Chinese immigrants without a television watching Russia play Finland in hockey and placing bets over beer.
You have no idea what's behind that door. You can't just pick the options within your field of vision. Reality comes from everywhere. At best, you can narrow down the likelihoods. But in the end, it's not a matter of deduction. It's a matter of fact. One bullet will kill you if you're stupid or unlucky. So at least don't be stupid #Quote by Derek B. Miller
Deduction quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle
#15. Science of Deduction #Quote by Arthur Conan Doyle
Deduction quotes by Anthony Horowitz
#16. Show Holmes a drop of water and he would deduce the existence of the Atlantic. Show it to me and I would look for a tap. That was the difference between us. #Quote by Anthony Horowitz
Deduction quotes by Terry Pratchett
#17. Samuel Vimes dreamed about Clues. He had a jaundiced view of Clues. He instinctively distrusted them. They got in the way. And he distrusted the kind of person who'd take one look at another man and say in a lordly voice to his companion, "Ah, my dear sir, I can tell you nothing except that he is a left-handed stonemason who has spent some years in the merchant navy and has recently fallen on hard times," and then unroll a lot of supercilious commentary about calluses and stance and the state of a man's boots, when exactly the same comments could apply to a man who was wearing his old clothes because he'd been doing a spot of home bricklaying for a new barbecue pit, and had been tattooed once when he was drunk and seventeen* and in fact got seasick on a wet pavement. What arrogance! What an insult to the rich and chaotic variety of the human experience! #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Deduction quotes by Steven Weinberg
#18. It seems that scientists are often attracted to beautiful theories in the way that insects are attracted to flowers - not by logical deduction, but by something like a sense of smell. #Quote by Steven Weinberg
Deduction quotes by Christina Scalise
#19. The Three D's of Creating True Happiness For All ...
Declutter - Remove all unwanted items from your home,
Donate - to your local charity,
Deduct - Save money by claiming your donation on your tax return #Quote by Christina Scalise
Deduction quotes by Anthony Horowitz
#20. You look at me as if I were a conjuror,' Holmes remarked, with a laugh. #Quote by Anthony Horowitz
Deduction quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle
#21. I have the advantage of knowing your habits, my dear Watson," said he. "When your round is a short one you walk, and when it is a long one you use a hansom. As I perceive that your boots, although used, are by no means dirty, I cannot doubt that you are at present busy enough to justify the hansom."
"Excellent!" I cried.
"Elementary," said he. "It is one of those instances where the reasoner can produce an effect which seems remarkable to his neighbour, because the latter has missed the one little point which is the basis of the deduction. The same may be said, my dear fellow, for the effect of some of these little sketches of yours, which is entirely meretricious, depending as it does upon your retaining in your own hands some factors in the problem which are never imparted to the reader. #Quote by Arthur Conan Doyle
Deduction quotes by Marcel Duchamp
#22. In the 'Nude Descending a Staircase,' I wanted to create a static image of movement: movement is an abstraction, a deduction articulated within the painting, without our knowing if a real person is or isn't descending an equally real staircase. #Quote by Marcel Duchamp
Deduction quotes by Jay Leno
#23. Jesse Jackson's in trouble. They're going after this tax thing. Jesse said he will amend his taxes to show the money that he paid to his mistress. See, he has just one mistress. Jesse uses the standard mistress deduction. As opposed to Clinton, who had to itemize. #Quote by Jay Leno
Deduction quotes by John Sununu
#24. The precise point at which a tax deduction becomes a 'loophole' or a tax incentive becomes a 'subsidy for special interests' is one of the great mysteries of politics. #Quote by John Sununu
Deduction quotes by Frank Herbert
#25. Everything you do, everything you sense and say is experiment. No deduction final. Nothing stops until dead and perhaps not even then, because each life creates endless ripples. Induction bounces within and you sensitize yourself to it. Deduction conveys illusions of absolutes. Kick the truth and shatter it! #Quote by Frank Herbert
Deduction quotes by Peter Clines
#26. In one of the earlier Sherlock Holmes mysteries, Arthur Conan Doyle (not yet a Sir) made an observation on logical deduction. When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
There is, however, a specific flaw in that maxim. It assumes people can recognize the difference between what is impossible and what they believe is impossible. #Quote by Peter Clines
Deduction quotes by Joe Hill
#27. The sound of an English accent distracted her and lifted her spirits. She associated English accents with singing teapots, schools for witchcraft, and the science of deduction. #Quote by Joe Hill
Deduction quotes by Fareed Zakaria
#28. We have not noticed how fast the rest has risen. Most of the industrialized world--and a good part of the nonindustrialized world as well--has better cell phone service than the United States. Broadband is faster and cheaper across the industrial world, from Canada to France to Japan, and the United States now stands sixteenth in the world in broadband penetration per capita. Americans are constantly told by their politicians that the only thing we have to learn from other countries' health care systems is to be thankful for ours. Most Americans ignore the fact that a third of the country's public schools are totally dysfunctional (because their children go to the other two-thirds). The American litigation system is now routinely referred to as a huge cost to doing business, but no one dares propose any reform of it. Our mortgage deduction for housing costs a staggering $80 billion a year, and we are told it is crucial to support home ownership, except that Margaret Thatcher eliminated it in Britain, and yet that country has the same rate of home ownership as the United States. We rarely look around and notice other options and alternatives, convinced that "we're number one. #Quote by Fareed Zakaria
Deduction quotes by David Bentley Hart
#29. There is, after all, nothing inherently reasonable in the conviction that all of reality is simply an accidental confluence of physical causes, without any transcendent source or end. Materialism is not a fact of experience or a deduction of logic; it is a metaphysical prejudice, nothing more, and one that is arguably more irrational than almost any other. #Quote by David Bentley Hart
Deduction quotes by Frank Smith
#30. It is difficult to distinguish deduction from what in other circumstances is called problem-solving. And concept learning, inference, and reasoning by analogy are all instances of inductive reasoning. (Detectives typically induce, rather than deduce.) None of these things can be done separately from each other, or from anything else. They are pseudo-categories. #Quote by Frank Smith
Deduction quotes by Joe Riggs
#31. True deduction can only be obtained through a certain amount of self annihilation. #Quote by Joe Riggs
Deduction quotes by Chuck Schumer
#32. There are some tax expenditures that are there for very obvious and very important and very good policy reasons. Whether it's the charitable deduction or the deduction for homes, it's not a loophole. #Quote by Chuck Schumer
Deduction quotes by R.C. Sproul
#33. we come to the origin of the universe through some kind of deduction from the things that we see, or we look to the supernatural revelation that God gives us, which antedates the material universe as we know it. #Quote by R.C. Sproul
Deduction quotes by Johann Georg Hamann
#34. Indeed, if a chief question does remain: how is the power to think possible? - The power to think right and left, before and without, with and above experience? then it does not take a deduction to prove the genealogical priority of language. #Quote by Johann Georg Hamann
Deduction quotes by Maurice Allais
#35. All science is based on models, and every scientific model comprises three distinct stages: statement of well-defined hypotheses; deduction of all the consequences of these hypotheses, and nothing but these consequences; confrontation of these consequences with observed data. #Quote by Maurice Allais
Deduction quotes by Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi
#36. Wherever Mathematics is mixed up with anything, which is outside its field, you will find attempts to demonstrate these merely conventional propositions a priori, and it will be your task to find out the false deduction in each case. #Quote by Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi
Deduction quotes by Malcolm Forbes
#37. A Tax Loophole: A deduction that the other guy gets. #Quote by Malcolm Forbes
Deduction quotes by Thomas Huxley
#38. Deduction, which takes us from the general proposition to facts again-teaches us, if I may so say, to anticipate from the ticket what is inside the bundle. #Quote by Thomas Huxley
Deduction quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle
#39. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. #Quote by Arthur Conan Doyle
Deduction quotes by George Henry Lewes
#40. Science as we now understand the word is of later birth. If its germinal origin may be traced to the early period when Observation, Induction, and Deduction were first employed, its birth must be referred to that comparatively recent period when the mind, rejecting the primitive tendency to seek in supernatural agencies for an explanation of all external phenomena, endeavoured, by a systematic investigation of the phenomena themselves to discover their invariable order and connection. #Quote by George Henry Lewes
Deduction quotes by Mark Twain
#41. Now let us see what the philosophers say. Note that venerable proverb: Children and fools _always_ speak the truth. The deduction is plain
adults and wise persons _never_ speak it. #Quote by Mark Twain
Deduction quotes by Richard Brautigan
#42. There was something dead in my heart.
I tried to figure out what it was by the strength of the smell. I knew that it was not a lion or a sheep or a dog. Using logical deduction, I came to the conclusion that it was a mouse.
I had a dead mouse in my heart. #Quote by Richard Brautigan
Deduction quotes by Andrew Forrester
#43. Poor Flemps and his wife - they little thought what a serpent of deduction they had been nourishing in their cab. #Quote by Andrew Forrester
Deduction quotes by Rene Descartes
#44. Intuition is the undoubting conception of a pure and attentive mind, which arises from the light of reason alone, and is more certain than deduction. #Quote by Rene Descartes
Deduction quotes by Dick Morris
#45. President Obama's recommended reduction in the tax deduction for charitable giving reflects his fundamental belief that only the government can or should help the poor. He wants to keep the impoverished directly dependent on the government - and the Democratic Party - for their daily bread. #Quote by Dick Morris
Deduction quotes by Michel Foucault
#46. The necessity of reform mustn't be allowed to become a form of blackmail serving to limit, reduce, or halt the exercise of criticism. Under no circumstances should one pay attention to those who tell one: "Don't criticize, since you're not capable of carrying out a reform." That's ministerial cabinet talk. Critique doesn't have to be the premise of a deduction that concludes, "this, then, is what needs to be done." It should be an instrument for those for who fight, those who resist and refuse what is. Its use should be in processes of conflict and confrontation, essays in refusal. It doesn't have to lay down the law for the law. It isn't a stage in a programming. It is a challenge directed to what is. #Quote by Michel Foucault
Deduction quotes by Mary Wollstonecraft
#47. Probably the prevailing opinion, that woman was created for man, may have taken its rise from Moses's poetical story; yet, as very few it is presumed, who have bestowed any serious thought on the subject, ever supposed that Eve was, literally speaking, one of Adam's ribs, the deduction must be allowed to fall to the ground; or, only be so far admitted as it proves that man, from the remotest antiquity, found it convenient to exert his strength to subjugate his companion, and his invention to show that she ought to have her neck bent under the yoke; because she as well as the brute creation, was created to do his pleasure. #Quote by Mary Wollstonecraft
Deduction quotes by Richard M. Nixon
#48. We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy. #Quote by Richard M. Nixon
Deduction quotes by Elizabeth Peters
#49. Speculation,' I retorted, 'is never a waste of time. It clears away the deadwood in the thickets of deduction. #Quote by Elizabeth Peters
Deduction quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#50. But who discovered it? Not reason. Reason discovered the struggle for existence, and the law that requires us to oppress all who hinder the satisfaction of our desires. That is the deduction of reason. But loving one's neighbor reason could never discover, because it's irrational. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Deduction quotes by Immanuel Velikovsky
#51. If, occasionally, historical evidence does not square with formulated laws, it should be remembered that a law is but a deduction from experience and experiment, and therefore laws must conform with historical facts, not facts with laws. #Quote by Immanuel Velikovsky
Deduction quotes by Li Ka-shing
#52. We are approaching a new age of synthesis. Knowledge cannot be merely a degree or a skill ... it demands a broader vision, capabilities in critical thinking and logical deduction without which we cannot have constructive progress. #Quote by Li Ka-shing
Deduction quotes by Carl Von Clausewitz
#53. The deduction of effect from cause is often blocked by some insuperable extrinsic obstacle: the true causes may be quite unknown. Nowhere in life is this so common as in war, where the facts are seldom fully known and the underlying motives even less so. #Quote by Carl Von Clausewitz
Deduction quotes by Karl Popper
#54. There can be no ultimate statements science: there can be no statements in science which can not be tested, and therefore none which cannot in principle be refuted, by falsifying some of the conclusions which can be deduced from them. #Quote by Karl Popper
Deduction quotes by Immanuel Velikovsky
#55. a law is but a deduction from experience and experiment, and therefore laws must conform with historical facts, not facts with law. #Quote by Immanuel Velikovsky
Deduction quotes by Alfred North Whitehead
#56. There is a tradition of opposition between adherents of induction and of deduction. In my view it would be just as sensible for the two ends of a worm to quarrel. #Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
Deduction quotes by Richard Dawkins
#57. And some scientists and other intellectuals are convinced - too eagerly in my view - that the question of God's existence belongs in the forever inaccessible PAP category. From this, as we shall see, they often make the illogical deduction that the hypothesis of God's existence, and the hypothesis of his non-existence, have exactly equal probability of being right. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Deduction quotes by Brittany Cavallaro
#58. Oh my God," I said as she startled. "Oh my God. You just wanted to come here to - "
"There are excellent opportunities for observation and deduction here."
" - to dance." I was trying very hard not to laugh. "Would you like to?"
"Yes," she said, and fairly dragged me out onto the floor. #Quote by Brittany Cavallaro
Deduction quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#59. It is idle to talk always of the alternative of reason and faith. Reason is itself a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all. If you are merely a sceptic, you must sooner or later ask yourself the question, "Why should ANYTHING go right; even observation and deduction? Why should not good logic be as misleading as bad logic? They are both movements in the brain of a bewildered ape?" The young sceptic says, "I have a right to think for myself." But the old sceptic, the complete sceptic, says, "I have no right to think for myself. I have no right to think at all. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Deduction quotes by Nicos Hadjicostis
#60. Our common humanity is neither a rationalization nor a deduction. It is as much a given as our nationality. #Quote by Nicos Hadjicostis
Deduction quotes by Brittany Cavallaro
#61. I'd left her in Sciences 442, after a long, trying day. The spectacularly bitchy text war she pitched with her brother wasn't even the worst of it. She didn't show me the original message she sent him, but I saw the ones he'd returned. No, you didn't find my spy, he insisted. He's obviously still at large. For instance, I can tell you right now that you're wearing all black, and that Jamie Watson is annoyed with you. I have eyes watching you right now.
She was, of course, wearing all black. #Quote by Brittany Cavallaro
Deduction quotes by Terry Pratchett
#62. Correct observation followed by meticulous deduction and the precise visualization of goals is vital to the success of any enterprise. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Deduction quotes by Vera Stanley Alder
#63. Knowledge is the accumulation of facts wisdom is the deduction from these facts of useful laws, a process which can only take place by comparing the facts in one compartment with those in all others, thus giving a vision of the whole. #Quote by Vera Stanley Alder
Deduction quotes by Stan Persky
#64. For a while, I decided to worship God. It was a God I arrived at through a method of logical deduction. If there is a God, what would he be like? I asked. He would be a real person in my life, I reasoned, adhering to a literally anthropomorphic view of the sacred. He would be beautiful and I would desire him. Since a friend of mine named Trevor had all those attributes, I concluded that Trev was God. Having settled on him, I then further deduced God's other characteristics from Trevor's behaviour. He was narcissistic, perplexed, rather dispassionate, flawed in various ways, etc. So was God. At night I prayed to him by name. My entreaties seemed about as effective as other people's prayers to their Gods. And with Trevor there was the added advantage that if my prayers failed to reach him, I could always phone. #Quote by Stan Persky
Deduction quotes by Kevin Amolsch
#65. larger deduction if you deduct the expenses. However, this creates a lot more records because you will need receipts for all car-related expenses, including gas and maintenance. #Quote by Kevin Amolsch
Deduction quotes by A.R. Ammons
#66. A poem generated by its own laws may be unrealized and bad in terms of so-called objective principles of taste, judgement, deduction. #Quote by A.R. Ammons
Deduction quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle
#67. I said that he was my superior in observation and deduction. If the art of the detective began and ended in reasoning from an armchair, my brother would be the greatest criminal agent that ever lived. But he has no ambition and no energy. He will not even go out of his way to verify his own solutions, and would rather be considered wrong than take the trouble to prove himself right. #Quote by Arthur Conan Doyle
Deduction quotes by George Lopez
#68. As long as you're a tax deduction, you'll always be safe in my house. #Quote by George Lopez
Deduction quotes by John Locke
#69. Faith is the assent to any proposition not made out by the deduction of reason but upon the credit of the proposer. #Quote by John Locke
Deduction quotes by Thomas Pynchon
#70. It's true,' Vanya now, 'look at the forms of capitalist expression. Pornographies: pornographies of love, erotic love, Christian love, boy-and-his-dog, pornographies of sunsets, pornographies of killing, and pornographies of deduction--ahh, that sigh when we guess the murderer--all these novels, these films and songs they lull us with, they're approaches more comfortable and less so, to that Absolute Comfort.' A pause to allow Rudi a quick and sour grin. 'The self-induced orgasm. #Quote by Thomas Pynchon
Deduction quotes by John Quiggin
#71. In philosophical terms, the opposite of rationalism is not irrationalism but empiricism, that is, a willingness to form beliefs on the basis of experience rather than from a priori deduction. Empirical evidence never yields the dogmatic certainty that accompanies logical deduction. #Quote by John Quiggin
Deduction quotes by Nikola Tesla
#72. But instinct is something which transcends knowledge. We have, undoubtedly, certain finer fibers that enable us to perceive truths when logical deduction, or any other willful effort of the brain, is futile. #Quote by Nikola Tesla
Deduction quotes by Georges Perec
#73. From this, one can make a deduction which is quite certainly the ultimate truth of jigsaw puzzles: despite appearances, puzzling is not a solitary game: every move the puzzler makes, the puzzlemaker has made before; every piece the puzzler picks up, and picks up again, and studies and strokes, every combination he tries, and tries a second time, every blunder and every insight, each hope and each discouragement have all been designed, calculated, and decided by the other. #Quote by Georges Perec
Deduction quotes by Anthony Horowitz
#74. It was quite elementary,' returned the detective with a languid gesture of one hand. #Quote by Anthony Horowitz
Deduction quotes by Edward Drobinski
#75. That man has been standing there flipping that goddam quarter since I don't know when. How many consecutive head outcomes do you have to see to make the brilliant deduction that the coin is fixed? #Quote by Edward Drobinski
Deduction quotes by Bertrand Russell
#76. Science, in its ultimate ideal, consists of a set of propositions arranged in a hierarchy, the lowest level of the hierarchy being concerned with particular facts, and the highest with some general law, governing everything in the universe. The various levels in the hierarchy have a two-fold logical connection, travelling one up, one down; the upward connection proceeds by induction, the downward by deduction. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Deduction quotes by Gilbert K. Chesterton
#77. Why should ANYTHING go right; even observation and deduction? Why should not good logic be as misleading as bad logic? They are both movements in the brain of a bewildered ape? #Quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Deduction quotes by Theodosius Dobzhansky
#78. The foundations of population genetics were laid chiefly by mathematical deduction from basic premises contained in the works of Mendel and Morgan and their followers. Haldane, Wright, and Fisher are the pioneers of population genetics whose main research equipment was paper and ink rather than microscopes, experimental fields, Drosophila bottles, or mouse cages. Theirs is theoretical biology at its best, and it has provided a guiding light for rigorous quantitative experimentation and observation. #Quote by Theodosius Dobzhansky
Deduction quotes by Neil Postman
#79. To engage the written word means to follow a line of thought, which requires considerable powers of classifying, inference-making and reasoning. It means to uncover lies, confusions, and overgeneralizations, to detect abuses of logic and common sense. It also means to weigh ideas, to compare and contrast assertions, to connect one generalization to another. To accomplish this, one must achieve a certain distance from the words themselves, which is, in fact, encouraged by the isolated and impersonal text. That is why a good reader does not cheer an apt sentence or pause to applaud even an inspired paragraph. Analytic thought is too busy for that, and too detached. #Quote by Neil Postman
Deduction quotes by Nathalie Léger
#80. Flaubert writing to Louise Colet in 1853: Everything we invent is truth, do not doubt it. Poetry is as precise as geometry. The conclusion is as good as its deduction, and, at a certain point, we no longer deceive ourselves in matters of the soul. #Quote by Nathalie Léger
Deduction quotes by Albert Einstein
#81. 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. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Deduction quotes by Stephen King
#82. You doom yourselves, Susannah. You seem positively bent on it, and the root is always the same: your faith fails you, and you replace it with rational thought. But there is no love in thought, nothing that lasts in deduction, only death in rationalism. #Quote by Stephen King
Deduction quotes by Tom Holt
#83. How careless of me!" By which she meant that she had deduced that he had found [them] in his pocket and pitied him for needing to be forever in the right. #Quote by Tom Holt
Deduction quotes by C.S. Lewis
#84. We try, when we wake, to lay the new day at God's feet; before we have finished shaving, it becomes our day and God's share in it is felt as a tribute which we must pay out of 'our own' pocket, a deduction from the time which ought, we feel, to be 'our own'. A man starts a new job with a sense of vocation and, perhaps, for the first week still keeps the discharge of the vocation as his end, taking the pleasures and pains from God's hand, as they came, as 'accidents'. But in the second week he is beginning to 'know the ropes': by the third, he has quarried out of the total job his own plan for himself within that job, and when he can pursue this he feels that he is getting no more than his rights, and when he cannot, that he is being interfered. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Deduction quotes by Karl Popper
#85. To give a causal explanation of an event means to deduce a statement which describes it, using as premises of the deduction one or more universal laws, together with certain singular statements, the initial conditions ... We have thus two different kinds of statement, both of which are necessary ingredients of a complete causal explanation. #Quote by Karl Popper
Deduction quotes by Woody Allen
#86. Last year I had difficulty with my income tax. I tried to take my analyst off as a business deduction. The Government said it was entertainment. We compromised finally and made it a religious contribution. #Quote by Woody Allen
Deduction quotes by Michael Chabon
#87. For the first time in a very many years, he felt the old vexation, the mingled impatience and pleasure at the world's beautiful refusal to yield up its mysteries without a fight. #Quote by Michael Chabon
Deduction quotes by Jacques Roubaud
#88. firstly, what "really" attracted me to Indo-European, as well as to English, Polish, and Russian philology, wasn't the seductive variety of linguistic forms, or the infinitely picturesque accidents that fill the histories of words and dialects, but rather the fact that these obey lays that can be rigorously described, and that these laws, such as Grimm's Law in Germanic philology, or the principles of Slavic palatalization, which lie behind all those wonderful alveolar fricatives in Russia and the Auvergne, promised to submit the irresistible and etrnal movement of languages no longer to mere chance, but to something that closely resembled calculation;
- and that, secondly, and consequently, the noblest aspect of linguistics (and if I had been familiar with Trouetzkoy's phonology and with Jakobson, this conclusion would have been even more obvious) was its power of deduction -- but that there remained something even nobler, which was the terrain of pure deduction, in other words, mathematics. And that it is why I absolutely had to become a mathematician. #Quote by Jacques Roubaud
Deduction quotes by Mizuki Nomura
#89. I'm not a detective from Baker Street or an old lady who solves crimes while she's knitting in an easy chair. I'm just a book girl. So I can't make a deduction, only take a flight of fancy
er, forget I said that. I meant, I can only take a guess. #Quote by Mizuki Nomura
Deduction quotes by Albert Einstein
#90. In the beginning (if there was such a thing), God created Newton's laws of motion together with the necessary masses and forces. This is all; everything beyond this follows from the development of appropriate mathematical methods by means of deduction. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Deduction quotes by Leonid Andreyev
#91. He did not dissociate his thought from himself; he thought integrally, with the whole of his body; and each logical deduction forthwith became real to him - as happens only with very healthy or direct persons who have not yet turned thought into a pastime. #Quote by Leonid Andreyev
Deduction quotes by Andy Lane
#92. The sensible man,' Crow had said (to Sherlock Holmes), 'don't look to confirm what he already knows -- he looks to deny it. Finding evidence that backs up your theories ain't useful, but finding evidence that your theories are wrong is priceless. Never try to prove yourself right -- always try to prove yourself wrong instead. #Quote by Andy Lane
Deduction quotes by Johannes Kepler
#93. A mind is accustomed to mathematical deduction, when confronted with the faulty foundations of astrology, resists a long, long time, like an obstinate mule, until compelled by beating and curses to put its foot into that dirty puddle. #Quote by Johannes Kepler
Deduction quotes by Zach Weinersmith
#94. If you suspect that you suck, you will probably suck. This is called the self-fulfilling prophecy. If you suspect you are great, you will probably suck. This is called the Dunning-Kruger effect. There's an obvious deduction to be made here, but you probably missed it. #Quote by Zach Weinersmith
Deduction quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#95. ...we are concluding falsely that we can deduce the justification, the rational admissibility of displeasure, from the fact that it exists; and from this false deduction Schopenhauer arrives at his fantastic conclusion of so-called intelligible freedom. But displeasure after the deed need not be rational at all: in fact, it certainly is not rational, for it rests on the erroneous assumption that the deed did not have to follow necessarily. Thus, because he thinks he is free (but not because he is free), man feels remorse and the pangs of conscience.

Furthermore, this displeasure is a habit that can be given up; many men do not feel it at all, even after the same actions that cause many other men to feel it. Tied to the development of custom and culture, it is a very changeable thing, and present perhaps only within a relatively short period of world history.

No one is responsible for his deeds, no one for his nature; to judge is to be unjust. This is also true when the individual judges himself. The tenet is as bright as sunlight, and yet everyone prefers to walk back into the shadow and untruth - for fear of the consequences. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Deduction quotes by Vladimir Nabokov
#96. Logical reasoning may be a most convenient means of mental communication for covering short distances, but the curvature of the earth, alas, is reflected even in logic: an ideally rational progression of thought will finally bring you back to the point of departure where you return aware of the simplicity of genius, with a delightful sensation that you have embraced truth, while actually you have merely embraced your own self ... anything you might term a deduction already exposes the flaw: logical development inexorably becomes an envelopment. #Quote by Vladimir Nabokov
Deduction quotes by Herbert Read
#97. Intellect begins with the observation of nature, proceeds to memorize and classify the facts thus observed, and by logical deduction builds up that edifice of knowledge properly called science... But admittedly we also know by feeling, and we can combine the two faculties, and present knowledge in the guise of art. #Quote by Herbert Read
Deduction quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle
#98. He has considerable gifts himself. He possesses two out of the three qualities necessary for the ideal detective. He has the power of observation and that of deduction. He is only wanting in knowledge; and that may come in time. #Quote by Arthur Conan Doyle
Deduction quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle
#99. In your own case, from all that you have told me, it seems obvious that your faculty of observation and your peculiar facility for deduction are due to your own systematic training."

-John. Watson- #Quote by Arthur Conan Doyle
Deduction quotes by Hans Christian Von Baeyer
#100. Paradox is the sharpest scalpel in the satchel of science. Nothing concentrates the mind as effectively, regardless of whether it pits two competing theories against each other, or theory against observation, or a compelling mathematical deduction against ordinary common sense. #Quote by Hans Christian Von Baeyer
Deduction quotes by Paul Keating
#101. The great changes in civilisation and society have been wrought by deeply held beliefs and passion rather than by a process of rational deduction. #Quote by Paul Keating
Deduction quotes by Harry Blamires
#102. An important contributory factor to the loss of mental morale in the church has been a misguided conception of Christian charity. It has been assumed that the charitable man suppresses his views in the same way that he subordinates his personal interests. A wild fantasy has taken hold of many Christians. They have come to imagine that just as an unselfish man restrains himself from snatching another piece of cake, so too, he restrains himself from putting forward his point of view. And just as it is bad form to boast about your private possessions or loudly recapitulate your personal achievements, so too it is bad form announce what your convictions are.

By analogy with that charity of the spirit which never asks or claims but always gives and gives again, we have manufactured a false "charity" of the mind, which never takes a stand, but continually yields ground. It is proper to give way to other people's interests: therefore it is proper to give way to other people's ideas.

The damage done by this false deduction has been enormous. It is urgently necessary to clear the air on this matter. A man's religious convictions and understanding of the truth are not private possessions, in the sense that his suit and the contents of his brief case are private possessions.

Your beliefs as a Christian are not yours in the sense that you have rights over them, either to tamper with them or to throw them away. Of course, the very fact that we view conv #Quote by Harry Blamires
Deduction quotes by Sam Dogra
#103. Impressive deduction," Ryan murmured. "You certainly look deeper than most." He brushed back a strand of my hair, and I screwed my eyes shut. He was doing this on purpose. "But let me give you some advice." His lips were right next to my ear. "I wouldn't peer too far. Even the clearest window can cast back your own reflection. #Quote by Sam Dogra
Deduction quotes by Hugh Jackman
#104. I think I may have been the only person to be rewarded charitably and get a tax deduction for swearing on film! #Quote by Hugh Jackman
Deduction quotes by Hannah Arendt
#105. Rule by decree has conspicuous advantages for the domination of far-flung territories with heterogeneous populations and for a policy of oppression. Its efficiency is superior simply because it ignores all intermediary stages between issuance and application, and because it prevents political reasoning by the people through the withholding of information. It can easily overcome the variety of local customs and need not rely on the necessarily slow process of development of general law. It is most helpful for the establishment of a centralized administration because it overrides automatically all matters of local autonomy. If rule by good laws has sometimes been called the rule of wisdom, rule by appropriate decrees may rightly be called the rule of cleverness. For it is clever to reckon with ulterior motives and aims, and it is wise to understand and create by deduction from generally accepted principles.

Government by bureaucracy has to be distinguished from the mere outgrowth and deformation of civil services which frequently accompanied the decline of the nation-state - as, notably, in France. There the administration has survived all changes in regime since the Revolution, entrenched itself like a parasite in the body politic, developed its own class interests, and become a useless organism whose only purpose appears to be chicanery and prevention of normal economic and political development. There are of course many superficial similarities between the two typ #Quote by Hannah Arendt
Deduction quotes by Sheldon Richman
#106. Tax relief through deductions is very precarious. It is a way for the government to let you keep a little cash without conceding that it is your money. Tax deductions can be taken away. . . "An income tax deduction is a matter of legislative grace," the U.S. Supreme Court said in 1943. In other words, all income belongs to the state. If it allows you to use some of it for purposes it chooses, be grateful. But don't think it is yours as a matter of right. That is where the Sixteenth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution has delivered us. #Quote by Sheldon Richman
Deduction quotes by Robert Greene
#107. As the great physicist Max Planck put it, scientists must have a vivid intuitive imagination, for new ideas are not generated by deduction, but by an artistically creative imagination. #Quote by Robert Greene
Deduction quotes by Paul Auster
#108. There it was: a full confession. Sherlock Holmes had done it again, and as I marveled at my devastating powers of deduction, I wished there had been two of me so I could have patted myself on the back. I know it sounds arrogant, but how often does one achieve a mental triumph of that magnitude? After listening to her speak just two words, I had nailed the whole bloody thing. If Watson had been there, he would have been shaking his head and muttering under his breath. #Quote by Paul Auster
Deduction quotes by David Lodge
#109. Paraphrase, in the sense of summary, is as indispensable to the novel-critic as close analysis is to the critic of lyric poetry. The natural deduction is that novels are paraphrasable whereas poems are not. But this is a false deduction because close analysis is itself a disguised form of paraphrase. #Quote by David Lodge
Deduction quotes by Harold Ford, Jr.
#110. Lawmakers misrepresent the facts when they call the manufacturing deduction known as Section 199 - passed by Congress in 2004 to spur domestic job growth - a 'subsidy' for oil and gas firms. The truth is that all U.S. manufacturers, from software producers to filmmakers and coffee roasters, are eligible for this deduction. #Quote by Harold Ford, Jr.
Deduction quotes by Criss Jami
#111. When we find that God's ways always coincide with our own ways, it's time to question who we're really worshipping, God or ourselves. The latter moves the nature of godliness from the King to our servant to a slave, a deduction into the realm of selfhood and then the lower, slavehood. It's a spiritual mathematics in that men who need God in his godhood are humble yet strong and spiritually ambitious while men who need a slave in their selfhood are ultimately paralyzed and will remain paralyzed. #Quote by Criss Jami
Deduction quotes by Michael Kurland
#112. A man," he gathered his ideas, "A man should strive to do something larger than himself. To cure disease, or eradicate hunger or poverty or crime." "Ah!" I said. "Noble thoughts." I fancied that I could hear the lovely voice of Miss Lucy earnestly saying that, or something similar, to Holmes within the week. When a man is suddenly struck by noble ambitions it is usually a woman who does the striking. But I thought it would be wiser not to mention this deduction, #Quote by Michael Kurland
Deduction quotes by Agatha Christie
#113. In a well-balanced, reasoning mind there is no such thing as an intuition - an inspired guess! You can guess, of course - and a guess is either right or wrong. If it is right you can call it an intuition. If it is wrong you usually do not speak of it again.
But what is often called an intuition is really impression based on logical deduction or experience. When an expert feels that there is something wrong about a picture or a piece of furniture or the signature on a cheque he is really basing that feeling on a host of a small signs and details. He has no need to go into them minutely - his experience obviates that - the net result is the definite impression that something is wrong. But it is not a guess, it is an impression based on experience. #Quote by Agatha Christie
Deduction quotes by Margery Allingham
#114. He did not arrive at this conclusion by the decent process of quiet, logical deduction, nor yet by the blinding flash of glorious intuition, but by the shoddy, untidy process halfway between the two by which one usually gets to know things. #Quote by Margery Allingham
Deduction quotes by Irving Stone
#115. After all, the life itself shows a completely useless, hopeless and indifferent blank face, a deduction of no more than a blank canvas.
[Vincent Van Gogh] #Quote by Irving Stone
Deduction quotes by Mark Twain
#116. No fact is more firmly established than that lying is a necessity of our circumstances
the deduction that it is then a Virtue goes without saying. No virtue can reach its highest usefulness without careful and diligent cultivation
therefore, it goes without saying that this one ought to be taught in the public schools
even in the newspapers. What chance has the ignorant uncultivated liar against the educated expert? #Quote by Mark Twain
Deduction quotes by Kerri Maniscalco
#117. I find myself striving to learn new talents, especially when the result is you looking - "

"Radiant?" I guessed.

"I was going to suggest 'like you wish to destroy my virtue at once,' but I suppose yours isn't a terrible deduction, either. #Quote by Kerri Maniscalco
Deduction quotes by Robert Coram
#118. If our mental processes become focused on our internal dogmas and isolated from the unfolding, constantly dynamic outside world, we experience mismatches between our mental images and reality. Then confusion and disorder and uncertainty not only result but continue to increase. Ultimately, as disorder increases, chaos can result. Boyd showed why this is a natural process and why the only alternative is to do a destructive deduction and rebuild one's mental image to correspond to the new reality. #Quote by Robert Coram
Deduction quotes by Michael Shermer
#119. It's a matter of balance between deduction and induction - between reason and empiricism - and in 1620 the English philosopher Francis Bacon published his Novum Organum, or "new instrument," which described science as a blend of sensory data and reasoned theory. Ideally, Bacon argued, one should begin with observations, then formulate a general theory from which logical predictions can be made, then check the predictions against experiment.37 If you don't give yourself a reality check you end up with half-baked (and often fully baked) ideas, #Quote by Michael Shermer
Deduction quotes by Ameen Rihani
#120. If I had in me something that inspires people towards the good and raises them one step on the ladder of mental and spiritual progress, I want to show it by example, indication, and deduction, not by preaching, threatening, and conspiring. #Quote by Ameen Rihani
Deduction quotes by Rene Descartes
#121. It cannot be denied that he has had many exceptional ideas, and that he is a highly intelligent man. For my part, however, I have always been taught to take a broad overview of things, in order to be able to deduce from them general rules, which might be applicable elsewhere. #Quote by Rene Descartes
Deduction quotes by W. Brian Arthur
#122. We're facing a danger that economics is rigorous deduction based upon faulty assumptions. Science after science gets that way from time to time. When it does, we're in real trouble. #Quote by W. Brian Arthur
Deduction quotes by Lord Patterson Coats
#123. Emotional speculation is to deductive reasoning what weeds are to a garden – at first sight they appear to belong, but eventually they obscure that which one hopes will come into bud. #Quote by Lord Patterson Coats
Deduction quotes by NisiOisiN
#124. Two weird people sitting weirdly explaining weird bits of deduction was, Misora worried, a scene of overwhelming weirdosity.
(pg. 87, DEATHNOTE: Another Note, The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases) #Quote by NisiOisiN
Deduction quotes by Louis De Bernieres
#125. I should have brought her up stupid, " said the doctor at last. "When women acquire powers of deduction there's no knowing where trouble can end. #Quote by Louis De Bernieres
Deduction quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#126. That peril is that the human intellect is free to destroy itself. Just as one generation could prevent the very existence of the next generation, by all entering a monastery or jumping into the sea, so one set of thinkers can in some degree prevent further thinking by teaching the next generation that there is no validity in any human thought. It is idle to talk always of the alternative of reason and faith. Reason is itself a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all. If you are merely a sceptic, you must sooner or later ask yourself the question, "Why should anything go right; even observation and deduction? Why should not good logic be as misleading as bad logic? They are both movements in the brain of a bewildered ape?" The young sceptic says, "I have a right to think for myself." But the old sceptic, the complete sceptic, says, "I have no right to think for myself. I have no right to think at all." There #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Deduction quotes by Murray Rothbard
#127. Lacking the direct test of success or failure, the voter tends to turn, not to those politicians whose measures have the best chance of success, but to those with the ability to 'sell' their propaganda. Without grasping logical chains of deduction, the average voter will never be able to discover the error that the ruler makes. #Quote by Murray Rothbard
Deduction quotes by Amy Harmon
#128. Wow! So you're really smart, huh? This brilliant deduction was offered by a girl with a Marilyn Monroe voice who used glittery pens and wrote each letter of her name in a different color, surrounded by hearts and stars. I had dubbed her Sparkles. #Quote by Amy Harmon
Deduction quotes by Gustave Flaubert
#129. The day before yesterday, in the woods of Touques, in a charming spot beside a spring, I found old cigar butts and scraps of pâté. People had been picnicking. I described such a scene in Novembre eleven years ago; it was entirely imagined, and the other day it came true. Everything one invents is true, you may be sure. Poetry is as precise as geometry. Induction is as accurate as deduction; and besides, after reaching a certain point one no longer makes any mistake about the things of the soul. #Quote by Gustave Flaubert
Deduction quotes by Ken MacLeod
#130. That there was no God was a given, as far as Hope was concerned, and being nice to people and making the most of your life struck her as a reasonable enough conclusion to draw from it, and in any case what she wanted to do. But besides the spires of theology and the watch-towers of ideology, it seemed a very shaky hut indeed, and not one that offered her much shelter or would stand up in court.
She couldn't see a way to make her objection to the fix a deduction from any body of thought. It came from a body of flesh, her own, and that was enough for her. She doubted that this would be enough for anyone else. #Quote by Ken MacLeod

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