In the 'Nude Descending a Staircase,' I wanted to create a static image of movement: movement is an abstraction, a deduction articulated within the painting, without our knowing if a real person is or isn't descending an equally real staircase. Marcel Duchamp
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
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
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
We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy. Richard M. Nixon