Jumping to conclusions is not half as good an exercise as digging for facts.
The study of theology, as it stands in the Christian churches, is the study of nothing; it is founded on nothing; it rests on no principles; it proceeds by no authority; it has no data; it can demonstrate nothing; and it admits of no conclusion.
The only possible conclusion the social sciences can draw is: some do, some don’t.
Nothing between human beings is one to three. In fact, I long ago came to the conclusion that all life is six to five against.
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.
Conclusions arrived at through reasoning have very little or no influence in altering the course of our lives.
The plain fact is that there are no conclusions.
I came to the conclusion that the optimist thought everything good except the pessimist, and that the pessimist thought everything bad, except himself.
Two men examining the same question proceed commonly like the physician and gardener in selecting herbs, or the farmer and hero looking on the plain; they bring minds impressed with different notions, and direct their enquiries to different ends; they form, therefore, contrary conclusions, and each wonders at the other’s absurdity.