Reason Quotes

My faith runs so very much faster than my reason that I can challenge the whole world and say, 'God is, was and ever shall be'

Mahatma Gandhi

The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.

Benjamin Franklin

Faith... Must be enforced by reason...When faith becomes blind it dies.

Mahatma Gandhi

Patriotism in its simplest, clearest and most indubitable signification is nothing else but a means of obtaining for the rulers their ambitions and covetous desires, and for the ruled the abdication of human dignity, reason, conscience, and a slavish enthrallment to those in power.

Leo Toystoy

Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.

John Betjeman

The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be

Marcel Pagnol

Habit is stronger than reason

George Santayana

Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.

John Frederick Boyes

The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary.

Ashleigh Brilliant

Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own; which is the chief reason for that kind of reception it meets in the world, and that so very few are offended with it.

Jonathan Swift

Evil is uncertain in the same degree as good, and for the reason that we ought not to hope too securely, we ought not to fear with too much dejection

Samuel Johnson

Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?

Robert Orben

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.

Albert Einstein

We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres, or a little money; and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation.

Seneca

The foundation of the Buddha's teachings lies in compassion, and the reason for practicing the teachings is to wipe out the persistence of ego, the number-one enemy of compassion.

Tenzin Gyatso

I like liquor - its taste and its effects - and that is just the reason why I never drink it.

Thomas Jackson

It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one's present or future thirst, the excellence of the wine, or any other reason.

Latin Proverb

The reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly.

G.K. Chesterton

Self-defense is the clearest of all laws, and for this reason: lawyers didn't make it.

Douglass Jerrold

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.

Albert Einstein

What I conclude is that religion has nothing to do with experience or reason but with deep and irrational needs

Richard Taylor

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

More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, my friends, that is true perversion.

Harvey Milk

Being unable to reason is not a positive character trait outside religion

Dewey Henize
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