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Wise Quotes about Reason

May you find great value in these Reason quotes and sayings.

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

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The only sovereign you can allow to rule you is reason.
- Terry Goodkind

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic;
it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation.
- Vannevar Bush

 

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

An error does not become truth
by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The ultimate authority must always rest
with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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If we would guide by the light of reason
we must let our minds be bold.
- Louis D. Brandeis

There are a hundred valid reasons why something can't be done,
but only one reason, Commitment, why it can.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Trust your instinct to the end,
though you can render no reason.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not what we choose that is important;
it is the reason we choose it.
- Carolyn Myss

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I don't believe in killing whatever the reason!
- John Lennon

Passion rules reason.
- Terry Goodkind

Life was meant to be lived,
and curiosity must be kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason,
turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The only reason you suffer is because you choose to suffer.
The only reason you are happy is because you choose to be happy.
Happiness is a choice, and so is suffering.
- don Miguel Ruiz

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

When does a belief bring out the best in you?
When does a belief hold you prisoner to yesterday
and limit your options for designing a great future?
Test your beliefs with as much objectivity
as you can bring to the subject.
Be willing to let go of those beliefs
that represent your parents' opinions,
or your communities opinions, rather than your own.
Those beliefs that withstand rigorous testing,
should become the foundation of your being -
your reason for living.
Take action on those beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest battle of all is simply... Life.
This is no child's game. This is the big one -
the Super Bowl - the Game of all games.
The rules of Life are unwritten and unknown.
Perhaps, one could say that there are no rules.
The Judge has ultimate power.
She can call the game at any time - for any reason.
The penalties in the Game are completely arbitrary -
in both timing and severity.
Penalty for what, we ask?
The Judge is silent.
How can I win the Game?
"You can never win," comes the answer,
"So just take pleasure in playing the Game."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every formula of every religion has, in this age of reason,
to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent;
it is force.
Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
- George Washington

Grace defies reason and logic.
- Bono

All perception of truth
is the detection of an analogy;
we reason from our hands to our head.
- Henry David Thoreau

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune.
For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure
in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
- Russell Baker

One is loved because one is loved.
No reason is needed for loving.
- Paulo Coelho

Faith... must be enforced by reason...
when faith becomes blind it dies.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
- Tacitus

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes,
but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
- Alfred North Whitehead

You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I prefer the company of peasants because they have
not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
- Michel de Montaigne

I love America more than any other country in this world,
and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right
to criticize her perpetually.
- James A. Baldwin

The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

Humor is reason gone mad.
- Groucho Marx

In modern war...
you will die like a dog for no good reason.
- Ernest Hemingway

I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse,
for any reason, whenever it's possible.
- Milton Friedman

Faith is reason grown courageous.
- Sherwood Eddy

A man always has two reasons for doing anything:
a good reason and the real reason.
- J. P. Morgan

Faith is not contrary to reason.
- Sherwood Eddy

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

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

If I could only have one type of food with me,
I would bring soy sauce.
The reason being that if I have soy sauce,
I can flavor a lot of things.
- Martin Yan

Once you respect yourself, there is no longer
any reason to disrespect anyone else.
Once you are confident of your own worthiness,
the worthiness of others ceases to be an issue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For in reason, all government without the consent of
the governed is the very definition of slavery.
- Jonathan Swift

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
- Novalis

I think housework is the reason most women go to the office.
- Heloise Cruse

Some people will never learn anything,
for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
- Alexander Pope

Do not seek the because -
in love there is no because,
no reason, no explanation, no solutions.
- Anais Nin

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

The power of the people and the power of reason are one.
- Georg Buchner

I have not lost faith in God.
I have moments of anger and protest.
Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason.
- Elie Wiesel

Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right.
- John Donne

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us
that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

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

Common looking people are the best in the world:
that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

My only reason for not experiencing bliss at this very moment
is thinking about what I don't have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason.
- Norman Cousins

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

For every good reason there is to lie,
there is a better reason to tell the truth.
- Bo Bennett

The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

Faith consists in believing when it is
beyond the power of reason to believe.
- Voltaire

My mom said the only reason men are alive is for lawn
care and vehicle maintenance.
- Tim Allen

It is useless for us to attempt to reason a man
out of a thing he has never been reasoned into.
- Jonathan Swift

There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.
- Ken Olsen

There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well.
They must have worked for it.
I only feel angry when I see waste.
When I see people throwing away things that we could use.
- Mother Teresa


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