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Analogy Quotes

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We often attribute 'understanding' and other cognitive
predicates by metaphor and analogy to cars,
adding machines, and other artifacts,
but nothing is proved by such attributions.
- John Searle

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All perception of truth
is the detection of an analogy;
we reason from our hands to our head.
- Henry David Thoreau

I take the walk to be the externalization of an interior
seeking so that the analogy is first of all between
the external and the internal.
- A. R. Ammons

Divine life is in touch with the whole universe on
the analogy of the soul's contact with the body.
- Muhammed Iqbal

 

Though analogy is often misleading, it is the least
misleading thing we have.
- Samuel Butler

As I think through the issue of funding the rebuilding of Iraq,
I think about the analogy of a bankruptcy proceeding.
There is no doubt that Iraq as a country is bankrupt.
- Arlen Specter

By analogy, if we were to develop a soccer team,
then we would not invite basketball and volleyball players to the try outs.
We would invite soccer players to apply.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

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Life is like an analogy.
- Aaron Allston

I have expertise in five different fields which helps
me to easily understand the analogy between my scientific
problems and those occurring in nature.
- Philip Emeagwali

Many people tend to look at programming styles and
languages like religions:
if you belong to one,
you cannot belong to others.
But this analogy is another fallacy.
- Niklaus Wirth

One good analogy is worth three hours discussion.
- Dudley Field Malone

The principle of equity first came into evidence in
Roman jurisprudence and was derived by analogy from
the physical meaning of the word.
- Herbert Read

Prediction by analogy -creativity - is so pervasive
we normally don't notice it.
- Jeff Hawkins

Nationality is the miracle of political independence;
race is the principle of physical analogy.
- Benjamin Disraeli

As the Church is the aggregate of believers,
there is an intimate analogy between the experience
of the individual believer,
and of the Church as a whole.
- Charles Hodge

The mathematical facts worthy of being studied are those which,
by their analogy with other facts, are capable of leading
us to the knowledge of a physical law.
- Henri Poincare

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when they
think about memes is they try to extend on the analogy with genes.
That's not how it works.
It works by realizing the concept of a replicator.
- Susan Blackmore

That is why the analogy of stealing does not work.
With a thief, we want to know how much money he stole,
and from whom.
With the artist it is not how much he took and from whom,
but what he did with it.
- Lukas Foss

To take an analogy: if we say that a democratic government
is the best kind of government,
we mean that it most completely fulfills the highest
function of a government -
the realisation of the will of the people.
- John Drinkwater

Eventually, I believe, current attempts to understand
the mind by analogy with man-made computers that can
perform superbly some of the same external tasks as
conscious beings will be recognized as a gigantic waste of time.
- Thomas Nagel

Yes, it is a rehearsed show, yes, it was analogy of
going to see a play at the theatre,
where everything has to be in place and whole things,
everything being works, all works together to get the
best effect you know it's more like an actor learning a part.
- John Deacon

The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art -
and,
by analogy, our own experience - more,
rather than less, real to us.
The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is,
even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means.
- Susan Sontag

One minute we're over here, the next minute we're doing
something completely different.
But it's interesting because you are producing so many
things you couldn't do with analog.
- Les Paul

I prefer recording drums in the analog format,
but that does not mean I would only do it that way.
- Randy Castillo

What we want to be is something completely new.
There is no physical analog for what Amazon.com is becoming.
- Jeff Bezos

There is just a major difference between the sound
of analog tape and digital tape.
- Kenny W. Shepherd

Regardless what technology is, I like analog too.
- Lou Gramm

Digital for storage and quickness.
Analog for fatness and warmth.
- Adrian Belew

Personally, I just got one of these Vonage IP phones.
It's actually pretty cool.
It comes with one of these Cisco ATA routers where
you just plug an analog handset in.
- Rob Glaser

There are a significant number of people who appreciate what we do,
and most of them gravitate to Analog because this is where they can find it.
The other magazines tend to share their audiences,
which may result in each of them having a smaller market share.
- Stanley Schmidt

Well, I think first of all, probably the most fundamental
thing is that we are a mixed-signal analog semiconductor company,
which, along with some of the other well-known names in the industry,
enjoys very good economics.
- David Milne

Analogies, it is true, decide nothing,
but they can make one feel more at home.
- Sigmund Freud

The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome,
dubious eggs, called possibilities.
- George Eliot

Beanie and Cecil was the first cartoon I remember watching
and I think there are analogies.
- Joel Hodgson

One can imagine that the ultimate mathematician is
one who can see analogies between analogies.
- Stefan Banach

The mind of a human being is formed only of comparisons
made in order to examine analogies,
and therefore cannot precede the existence of memory.
- Giacomo Casanova

If one looks at the different problems of the integral
calculus which arise naturally when one wishes to go
deep into the different parts of physics,
it is impossible not to be struck by the analogies existing.
- Henri Poincare

The solution of the difficulty is that the two mental
pictures which experiment lead us to form -
the one of the particles,
the other of the waves - are both incomplete and have
only the validity of analogies which are accurate only in limiting cases.
- Werner Heisenberg

A mathematician is a person who can find analogies between theorems;
a better mathematician is one who can see analogies
between proofs and the best mathematician can notice
analogies between theories.
- Stefan Banach

Every discourse, even a poetic or oracular sentence,
carries with it a system of rules for producing analogous
things and thus an outline of methodology.
- Jacques Derrida

First, I identify an analogous problem in nature and borrow from it.
- Philip Emeagwali

The director is a bit analogous to the conductor of a symphony orchestra.
It's a collaborative adventure.
- Nicholas Meyer

It is this conception of the unity of the human career
which is perhaps the greatest achievement of historical study,
since it gained a place analogous to that of natural science.
- James H. Breasted

You expect far too much of a first sentence.
Think of it as analogous to a good country breakfast:
what we want is something simple,
but nourishing to the imagination.
- Larry McMurtry

We must expect the discovery of many as yet unknown elements-for example,
elements analogous to aluminum and silicon-
whose atomic weight would be between 65 and 75.
- Dmitri Mendeleev

The assumption is that the right kind of society is
an organic being not merely analogous to an organic being,
but actually a living structure with appetites and digestions,
instincts and passions, intelligence and reason.
- Herbert Read

I don't think the scientific method and the science
fictional method are really analogous.
The thing about them is that neither is really practiced very much,
at least not consciously.
But the fact that they are methodical does relate them.
- Frederik Pohl

But you know in the contemporary art world,
you pose a very interesting conundrum.
All sorts of people collect very contemporary art,
yet when it comes to the music which is analogous to that sort of art,
they are not interested, or perhaps even hostile.
- Michael Tilson Thomas

The situation in the West Bank and Gaza involves a
military occupation amid urban guerrilla warfare,
analogous to the British security measures in Northern Island,
that hopefully will end with a cease-fire.
- Jack Schwartz

Violence is not to be undertaken by private persons.
If a state or administration acts without due and visible
attention to agreed international process,
it acts in a way analogous to a private person.
It purports to be judge of its own interest.
- Rowan Williams

The basic idea in case-based, or CBR,
is that the program has stored problems and solutions.
Then, when a new problem comes up, the program tries
to find a similar problem in its database by finding
analogous aspects between the problems.
- Marvin Minsky

There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt
another in the current of his discourse.
- John Locke

It is hard to know what you are talking about in mathematics,
yet no one questions the validity of what you say.
There is no other realm of discourse half so queer.
- James Newman

Actual human discourse happens within a number of contexts,
not in some sort of unified public forum.
- Rowan D. Williams

As I say, I'm a discourse advocate.
What form it comes is less important to me than the
fact that there is discourse.
- Jim Lehrer

A moral lesson is better expressed in short sayings than in long discourse.
- Johann Georg Zimmermann

Fancy your having no sunshine in London yesterday!
Here it was glorious, like full summer,
and I sat up with the window wide open,
listening to the discourse of two amorous thrushes.
- Marie Corelli

Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.
- George Washington

This discourse, and the present frame of my mind,
lead me rather to speak to those, who by feeling Satan's fiery darts,
know assuredly that there is a devil.
- George Whitefield

I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame,
hence guilt, in its recipient.
- Roland Barthes

The poet's spoken discourse often depends on a mystique,
on the spiritual freedom that finds itself enslaved on earth.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

Bad faith likes discourse on friendship and loyalty.
- Mason Cooley

Open debate and full discourse on the topic of torture is a double-edged sword.
- Charles D. Ellison

I'm in the civil discourse business.
I think it takes all kinds.
And more power to everybody.
- Jim Lehrer

Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.
- Izaak Walton

Scientific knowledge is a kind of discourse.
- Jean-Francois Lyotard

Fruitful discourse in science or theology requires
us to believe that within the contexts of normal discourse
there are some true statements.
- Kenneth L. Pike

The level of discourse in this country is falling to
a depth that cannot be sustained.
- Martin Frost

Sermons remain one of the last forms of public discourse
where it is culturally forbidden to talk back.
- Harvey Cox

Change of weather is the discourse of fools.
- Thomas Fuller

Where wise actions are the fruit of life,
wise discourse is the pollination.
- Bryant H. McGill


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