Reason Quotes

A revelation, that may be supposed to be really of the institution of God, must also be supposed to be perfectly consistent or uniform, and to be able to stand the test of truth; therefore such pretended revelations, as are tendered to us as the contrivance of heaven, which do not bear that test, we may be morally certain, was either originally a deception, or has since, by adulteration become spurious. Reason therefore must be the standard by which we determine the respective claims of revelation; for otherwise we may as well subscribe to the divinity of the one as of the other, or to the whole of them, or to none at all.

Ethan Allen

Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.

John Kenneth Galbraith

The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other.

Walter Bagehot

One reason why birds and horses are happy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.

Dale Carnegie

An angry man is again angry with himself, when he returns to reason

Publilius Syrus

If you're angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug - which is all the more reason to do so. It's hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that's precisely what happens when we hug each other.

Walter Anderson

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others

Virginia Woolf

Part of the reason that men seem so much less loving than women is that men's behavior is measured with a feminine ruler.

Francesca M. Cancian

For humanity has moved forward to an era when wrong and slavery are being displaced, and reason and justice are being recognized as the rule of life.

Mary Ashton Livermore

The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.

Andre Gide

Advertising is the principal reason why the business man has come to inherit the earth.

James Randolph Adams

Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.

William Penn

Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.

Claude Levi-Strauss

Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. They only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; its who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment.

Anthony Robbins

Obedience indeed is only the pitiful and cowardly egotism of him who thinks that he can do something better than reason.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties; they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state; but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things.

Victor Cousin

Every generous illusion of youth leaves a wrinkle as it departs. Experience is the successive disenchanting of the things of life; it is reason enriched with the heart's spoils.

Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn

That's what I'm opposed to. A dumb war. A rash war. A war based not on reason but on passion, not on principle but on politics.

Barack Obama

The reason the golf pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing

Phyllis Diller

I see no reason why Tiger Woods won't become a great player. Man, can he smoke some shots. A little refinement on Tiger's short game and there'll be nothing. He's already pretty darn imposing

Corey Pavin

Memory is the cabinet of imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience and the council-chamber of thought.

Giambattista Basile

The reason most people play golf is to wear clothes they would not be caught dead in otherwise

Roger Simon

Marijuana is not much more difficult to obtain than beer. The reason for this is that a liquor store selling beer to a minor stands to lose its liquor license. Marijuana salesmen don't have expensive overheads, and so are not easily punished.

William F. Buckley

Abstinence is the great strengthener and clearer of reason.

Bishop Robert South
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