Below are seven quotations on the subject of logical argument, made by seven different writers: Lewis Carroll, T H Huxley, Samuel Johnson, John Keats, Omar Khayyam, Rudyard Kipling and Monty Python. Can you match the quotations with the authors? And which of the authors were also mathematicians?
- 'An argument is a connected series of statements to establish a proposition.'
- 'If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be: but as it isn't, it aint. That's logic'
- 'Very rarely will he squarely push the logic of a fact
To its ultimate conclusion in unmitigated act'
- 'Sir, I have found you an argument; but I am not obliged to find you an understanding'
- 'The Grape that can with Logic Absolute
The Two-and-Seventy jarring sects confute'
- 'Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and beacons of wise men'
- 'Axioms in philosophy are not axioms until they are proved upon our pulses.'