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Sophistry Quotes


These are some of the best 'Sophistry' quotations and sayings.

Some men weave their sophistry till their own reason is entangled.

Sophistry is like a window curtain - it pleases as an ornament, but its true use is to keep out the light.

Sophistry, like poison, is at once detected and nauseated, when presented to us in a concentrated form; but a fallacy which, when stated barely in a few sentences, would not deceive a child, may deceive half the world, if diluted in a quarto volume.

The age of chivalry is gone; that of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded.

The juggle of sophistry consists, for the most part, in using a word in one sense in the premises, and in another sense in the conclusion.

To reason justly from a false principle is the perfection of sophistry, which it is more difficult to expose than to refute false reasoning, - The proper way to expose its errors is to show that just and conclusive reasonings have been built on some false or absurd principle.