|S. Austin Allibone, comp. Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay. 1880.|
| Philosophers hasten too much from the analytic to the synthetic method; that is, they draw general conclusions from too small a number of particular observations and experiments.|
| Analysis and synthesis, though commonly treated as two different methods, are, if properly understood, only the two necessary parts of the same method. Each is the relative and correlative of the other.|
Sir William Hamilton.
| The investigation of difficult things by the method of analysis ought ever to precede the method of composition.|
Sir Isaac Newton.
| The word Analysis signifies the general and particular heads of a discourse, with their mutual connections, both co-ordinate and subordinate, drawn out into one or more tables.|
Dr. Isaac Watts.