Reason Quotes

Clever men will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness; every authority rouses their ridicule, every superstition amuses them, every convention moves them to contradiction. Only force finds favor in their eyes, and they have no toleration for anything that is not purely natural and spontaneous. And yet ten clever men are not worth one man of talent, nor ten men of talent worth one man of genius. And in the individual, feeling is more than cleverness, reason is worth as much as feeling, and conscience has it over reason. If, then, the clever man is not mockable, he may at least be neither loved, nor considered, nor esteemed. He may make himself feared, it is true, and force others to respect his independence; but this negative advantage, which is the result of a negative superiority, brings no happiness with it. Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.

Henri-Frdric Amiel

But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

Buddha

If we would guide by the light of reason, we must let our minds be bold.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis

It is easier to be a lover than a husband, for the same reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day, than to say bright things from time to time.

Honor de Balzac

The teachings of Buddha are eternal, but even then Buddha did not proclaim them to be infallible. The religion of Buddha has the capacity to change according to times, a quality which no other religion can claim to have...Now what is the basis of Buddhism? If you study carefully, you will see that Buddhism is based on reason. There is an element of flexibility inherent in it, which is not found in any other religion.

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

Grammar is the logic of speech, even as logic is the grammar of reason.

Richard C Trench

Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely- read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.

Hesketh Pearson

A man's real life is that accorded to him in the thoughts of other men by reason of respect or natural love.

Joseph Conrad

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.

Paulo Coelho

There is something sadder to lose than life the reason for living; Sadder than to lose one's possessions is to lose one's hope.

Paul Claudel

The long-term lessened use of energy, which will cause less pollution in the production of that energy, is an ecological reason for using Eco-Blocks.

Debbie Hamilton

There's a good reason why nobody studies history. It just teaches you too much.

Noam Chomsky

Where my reason, imagination or interest were not engaged, I would not or I could not learn.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

If fine speech-making, appeals to reason, or pleas for compassion had the power to move them, the terrorists would long ago have abandoned the field.

Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney

I suppose the only real reason for travelling is to learn that all people are the same.

Anthony Burgess
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