Analogy Quotes

Most popular analogy quotes

Apt analogies are among the most formidable weapons of the rhetorician.
Analogies, it is true, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home.
It has been said that discovery consists in seeing an analogy which nobody had seen before.
All perception of truth is the detection of an analogy; we reason from our hands to our head.

truth perception

The most seductive analogies are not always true and, like a baited hook, swallowing them can be costly.
Analogies are figures intended to serve as fatal weapons if they succeed, and as innocent toys if they fail.
Just as the mute person has trouble describing the taste of sugar, we have trouble describing the nature of mind.

mind

The first man who noticed the analogy between a group of seven fishes and a group of seven days made a notable advance in the history of thought.

thinking

Analogy, although it is not infallible, is yet that telescope of the mind by which it is marvellously assisted in the discovery of both physical and moral truth.
While they often operate unnoticed, analogies aren't accidents, they're arguments—arguments that, like icebergs, conceal most of their mass and power beneath the surface.  In many arguments, whoever has the Best analogy wins.