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People who've written about Abraham Lincoln's writing emphasize how logical he was. His writing was a syllogistic tool. He would say, if A, then B, and he would reason through it. His late writing especially is so tight and so beautifully reasoned.
Without the voice of reason, every faith is its own curse." (History Will Teach Us Nothing)
Danger is a side effect of what I do, not the reason behind it.
Be happy now, without reason - or you never will be at all.
Nicholas Murray Butler
The analytical geometry of Descartes and the calculus of Newton and Leibniz have expanded into the marvelous mathematical method—more daring than anything that the history of philosophy records—of Lobachevsky and Riemann, Gauss and Sylvester. Indeed, mathematics, the indispensable tool of the sciences, defying the senses to follow its splendid flights, is demonstrating today, as it never has been demonstrated before, the supremacy of the pure reason.
A reasonable fine is such as the law will judge to be so . . . but what a reasonable fine is, and who shall be the judge of it, the law has established no rule.
The crazy ones only laugh when there is no reason to laugh.
Reason is up to these demands because it is an open-ended combinatorial system, an engine for generating an unlimited number of new ideas. Once it is programmed with a basic self-interest and an ability to communicate with others, its own logic will impel it, in the fullness of time, to respect the interests of ever-increasing numbers of others. It is reason too that can always take note of the shortcomings of previous exercises of reasoning, and update and improve itself in response. And if you detect a flaw in this argument, it is reason that allows you to point it out and defend an alternative.
Everything in life got its purpose. Find its reason in every season.
I think the reason the Golden Age of television is so golden is because a lot of folks are willing to let creators do their thing and live or die by their own muse. They certainly allow us to do that.
We all die in the end, but there's no reason to die in the middle.
Our appetites, of one or another kind, are excellent spurs to our reason, which might otherwise but feebly set about the great ends of preserving and continuing the species.
Whatever the degree of your knowledge, these two—existence and consciousness—are axioms you cannot escape, these two are the irreducible primaries implied in any action you undertake, in any part of your knowledge and in its sum, from the first ray of light you perceive at the start of your life to the widest erudition you might acquire at its end.
If you will not hear reason, she'll rap your knuckles.
Remember who you are. Don't compromise for anyone, for any reason. You are a child of the Almighty God. Live that truth.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
When reason and unreason come into contact, an electrical shock occurs. This is called polemics.
people do terrible things, sometimes, for the best reasons.
I have every reason to be happy.
Religion is not a conclusion of the reason.
The whole notion of one person being enough for everything gets instantly challenged when you start to talk with somebody about wanting more or of wanting something else. They take it personally, feel like a failure or feel that they lack something, so you don't talk about it because you don't want to hurt, offend, or scare the other person. You also don't want to be rejected or have them leave you, whatever the reason.
...[N]ature generally in the distribution of her capacities has adapted the means to the end... [so nature's] true destination must be to produce a will, not merely good as a means to something else, but good in itself, for which reason was... imparted to us as a practical... absolutely necessary... faculty.
...[P]hilosophical theories are structured by conceptual metaphors that constrain which inferences can be drawn within that philosophical theory. The (typically unconscious) conceptual metaphors that are constitutive of a philosophical theory have the causal effect of constraining how you can reason within that philosophical framework.
No one is trying to be bad for the sake of being bad - there's always a reason behind it.
Neglect is a major reason for some of the most painful experiences we suffer in life.
The truth is I have had, for whatever reason, several movie-star boyfriends.
Nothing I did where the only reason for doing it was the money was ever worth it, except as bitter experience.
My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason.
The only reason I can't recommend heroin to kids is because the effects wear off.
The worst reason to do magic is the desire to display your superiority to your fellow humans.
If the gods care not for me and for my children, There is a reason for it.
Love is never governed by Reason.
Michel De Montaigne
Ceremony forbids us to express by words things that are lawful and natural, and we obey it; reason forbids us to do things unlawful and ill, and nobody obeys it.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
No castle can protect you, no castle but the Castle of Reason!
Johann Georg Hamann
The farther reason looks the greater is the haze in which it loses itself.
We have already shown that there is no such thing as free will. That's a will-o'-the-wisp. You never make choices without reasons, not as a responsible or a rational person
You know how many reasons we have to be desperate and despairing, the world is not learning anything. We have seen that.
Science is not a vast encyclopedia, it is a thin flame of reason burning across ample reservoirs of ignorance.
People said it because other people said it. They did not know why it was being said and heard everywhere. They did not give or ask for reasons. 'Reason,' Dr. Pritchett had told them, 'is the most naive of all superstitions.' 'The source of public opinion?' said Claude Slagenhop in a public radio speech. 'There is no source of public opinion. It is spontaneously general. It is a reflex of the collective instinct of the collective mind.
The crocodile must want to be a crocodile for reasons of the crocodile
Be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.
Every line, everything you do in life, should have a motive and a reason. Every one of us should have a motive and a reason, most of the time, to accomplish all the things that we want in life.
Reasons for not keeping a notebook: 1) the ambiguity of the reader
The reason that everybody likes planning is that nobody has to do anything.
The authority of Scripture is greater than the comprehension of the whole of man's reason.
Vanity is the quicksand of reason.
I am the epitome of a walking contradiction for various reasons, only one of which being that I feel my existence is of heaven and hell.
The reason I collect good ideas is because plots themselves are very difficult indeed to come by.
Reason begets honesty, and honesty, if given its head, begets confidence; so consequently, there is a sort of grand authority in the stances of those who know why they are standing.
Never take no personally. Sometimes people tell you no for a reason that has nothing to do with you. You must keep going.
Baron De Montesquieu
Knowledge humanizes mankind, and reason inclines to mildness; but prejudices eradicate every tender disposition.