Explanation Quotes

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.

Hector Hugh Munro

Good luck needs no explanation.

Shirley Temple

It is so stupid of modern civilisation to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.

Ronald Knox

Terrorism, ladies and gentlemen, in my eyes I have a very, very, very simple explanation. Gangs of criminals, killers, used unfortunately by certain governments in the past for political purposes, who are on their own now as gangs.

Hamid Karzai

The simplest explanation is that it doesn't make sense.

William Buechner

If wishes were horses, there would be an easy explanation for all this horseshit

Dave Barry

The best argument is that which seems merely an explanation

Dale Carnegie

Who is like the wise man? Who knows the explanation of things? Wisdom brightens a man's face and changes its hard appearance


When stupidity is a sufficient explanation, there is no need to have recourse to any other

Mitchell Ulmann

It is stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil, when he is the only explanation of it.

Knox, Ronald Arbuthnot

I fear explanations explanatory of things explained.

Abraham Lincoln

A premature attempt to explain something that thrills you will destroy your perceptivity rather than increase it, because your tendency will be to explain away rather than seek out.

Edwin Herbert Land

Since we think we understand when we know the explanation, and there are four types of explanation (one, what it is to be a thing; one, that if certain things hold it is necessary that this does; another, what initiated the change; and fourth, the aim), all these are proved through the middle term.


Twenty years ago many chemists would have defended the theory of bond arms as a satisfactory explanation because they had become accustomed to thinking of it as unique and as ultimate.

Henry Margenau

When there is no explanation, then give it a name, which immediately explains everything

Martin H. Fischer

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Updated On : March 16, 2010
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