Problems

Logic Quiz

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.'
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