The will to be totally rational is the will to be made out of glass and steel: and to use others as if they were glass and steel.
In the three years I played ball, we won six, lost seventeen and tied two. Some statistician ... calculated that we won 75 percent of the games we didn't lose.
Imagination took the reins, and Reason, slow-paced, though surefooted, was unequal to a race with so eccentric and flighty a companion.
Many persons of high intelligence have notoriously poor judgement.
How dangerous can false reasoning prove!
The tendency of modern science is to reduce proof to absurdity by continually reducing absurdity to proof.
Say you were standing with one foot in the oven and one foot in an ice bucket. According to the percentage people, you would be perfectly comfortable.
Logic is the art of going wrong with confidence.
Reason, with most people, means their own opinions.
Logic pervades the world; the limits of the world are also the limits of logic.
Man is a reasoning, rather than a reasonable, animal.
False conclusions which have been reasoned out are infinitely worse than blind impulse.
If you do everything you should do, and do not do anything you should not do, you will, according to the best available statistics, live exactly eighteen hours longer than you would otherwise.
Decisions, particularly important ones, have always made me sleepy, perhaps because I know that I will have to make them by instinct, and thinking things out is only what other people tell me I should do.
Statistics are no substitute for judgement.
It is the heart always that sees before the head can see.
Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.
A true history of human events would show that a far larger proportion of our acts are the result of sudden impulse and accident than of that reason of which we so much boast.
It is always thus, impaled by a state of mind which is destined not to last, that we make our irrevocable decisions.
A power greater than any human being helped make this decision.