deduction quotes

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.Margery Allingham

A poem generated by its own laws may be unrealized and bad in terms of so-called objective principles of taste, judgement, deduction.A. R. Ammons

The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.Rene Descartes

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.Albert Einstein

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.Harold Ford, Jr.

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.Johann Georg Hamann

The great changes in civilisation and society have been wrought by deeply held beliefs and passion rather than by a process of rational deduction.Paul Keating

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.Li Ka-shing

My first encounters with faith came about the time I was a Boy Scout, at about 14 or 15. I made the logical deduction that they operate the same way; I treated my faith like earning a merit badge, and everything about Christianity was about earning merit badges.Max Lucado

Even tax breaks that are supposed to help the middle class too often skew toward the wealthy. Consider the mortgage interest deduction. While political leaders in both parties have long considered it untouchable, it actually helps those at the top of the income scale far more than those at the bottom.Dee Dee Myers

We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.Richard M. Nixon

Unlike every other retirement vehicle, such as IRAs and 401(k)s, you receive a tax deduction for making contributions to your HSA but don't have to pay income taxes on withdrawals.Paul Zane Pilzer

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.John Sununu

Once the housing market begins to recover, I would phase out the mortgage tax deduction.Joshua A. Tucker