Reason Quotes

It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process is involved in changing them.

Edward de Bono

I fear animals regard man as a creature of their own kind which has in a highly dangerous fashion lost its healthy animal reason / as the mad animal, as the laughing animal, as the weeping animal, as the unhappy animal.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.

Dale Carnegie

If we have reason to believe someone is preparing an attack against the U.S., has developed that capability, harbours those aspirations, then I think the U.S. is justified in dealing with that, if necessary, by military force.

Dick Cheney

The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction

Michael Faraday

The only reason we wore sunglasses onstage was because we couldn't stand the sight of the audience.

John Cale

Reason, Observation, and Experience -- the Holy Trinity of Science.

Robert G. Ingersoll

Awareness is experiencing from moment to moment. Reason acts quickly in awareness, a thousand times faster than thought, and you do not even notice it is operating.

Barry Long

Keep both heart and hand in your own possession, till you see good reason to part with them.

Anne Bront

I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life and with the awareness and a glimpse of the marvelous structure of the existing world, together with the devoted striving to comprehend a portion, be it ever so tiny, of the Reason that manifest

Albert Einstein

Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.

Albert Pike

If people were always kind and obedient to those who are cruel and unjust; the wicked people would have it all their own way: they would never feel afraid, and so they would never alter, but would grow worse and worse. When we are struck at without a reason, we should strike back again very hard; I am sure we should so hard as to teach the person who struck us never to do it again.

Patrick Branwell Bront

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
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