Reason Quotes

I bow before the authority of special men because it is imposed upon me by my own reason.

Mikhail Bakunin

The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason.

Mary Wollstonecraft

The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.

Dalai Lama

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.

Thomas Jefferson

The accidental prescriptions of authority, when time has procured them veneration, are often confounded with the laws of nature, and those rules are supposed coeval with reason, of which the first rise cannot be discovered

Samuel Johnson

Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt

Robert Lindner

When a husband brings his wife flowers for no reason, there's a reason.

Molly McGee

The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.

Chuck Palahniuk

Wine can be considered with good reason as the most healthful and the most hygienic of all beverages.

Louis Pasteur

If a person tells me he has been to the worst places I have no reason to judge him; but if he tells me it was his superior wisdom that enabled him to go there, then I know he is a fraud.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

How about some toasts? My favorite is: If all be true that I do think, there are five reasons we should drink. Good friends, good times, or being dry, or lest we should be by and by, or any other reason why.

Shari

I personally hold Tony Blair more responsible for this war (in Iraq) than I do George Bush. The reason is, Blair knows better, Blair is not an idiot. What is he doing hanging around this guy?

Michael Moore

A flower's structure leads a bee toward having pollen adhere to its body . . . we don't know of any such reason why beautiful places attract humans.

David Rains Wallace

The right merchant is one who has the just average of faculties we call common sense; a man of a strong affinity for facts, who makes up his decision on what he has seen. He is thoroughly persuaded of the truths of arithmetic. There is always a reason, in the man, for his good or bad fortune in making money. Men talk as if there were some magic about this. He knows that all goes on the old road, pound for pound, cent for cent / for every effect a perfect cause / and that good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just in case you need another reason to smile - consider the happiness friends bring.

Linda Maron
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