|S. Austin Allibone, comp. Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay. 1880.|
| The synthesis consists in assuming the causes discovered and established as principles, and by them explaining the phænomena proceeding from them, and proving the explanations.|
Sir Isaac Newton.
| Synthetic method is that which begins with the parts, and leads onward to the knowledge of the whole: it begins with the most simple principles and general truths, and proceeds by degrees to that which is drawn from them, or compounded of them; and therefore it is called the method of composition.|
Dr. Isaac Watts.