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A Quote by Tracy Ann Michelle King on reason

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Reason is what reason can, though reason it can never do.

Tracy Ann King

Contributed by: Tracy

A Quote by Blaise Pascal on letting go, surrender, and reason

All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by David Abram on intellect, reason, humanity, earth, and animals

Does the human intellect, or “reason,” really spring us free from our inherence in the depths of this wild proliferation of forms? Or on the contrary, is the human intellect rooted in, and secretly borne by, our forgotten contact with the multiple nonhuman shapes that surround us on every hand?

David Abram

Source: The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World (Vintage), Pages: 49

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on experience, contempt, happiness, disgust, reason, virtue, contentment, poverty, filth, existence, knowledge, lion, rage, good, evil, and weary

    What is the greatest experience you can have? It is the hour of the great contempt. The hour when your happiness, too, arouses your disgust, and even your reason and your virtue.
    The hour when you say, 'What matters my happiness? It is poverty and filth and wretched contentment. But my happiness ought to justify existence itself.'
    The hour when you say, 'What matters my reason? Does it crave knowledge as the lion his food? It is poverty and filth and wretched contentment.'
    The hour when you say, 'What matters my virtue? As yet it has not made me rage. How weary I am of my good and my evil! All that is poverty and filth and wretched contentment.'

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: Thus spoke Zarathustra.

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz on intellect, mind, reason, and philosophy

Every mind has a horizon in respect to its present intellectual capacity but not in respect to its future intellectual capacity.

Gottfried Leibniz

Source: Leibniz and the Kabbalah, p.115

Contributed by: Creative Philosopher

A Quote by Sigmund Freud on religion, desire, civilization, ethics, progress, reason, and superego

Our knowledge of the historical worth of certain religious doctrines increases our respect for them, but does not invalidate our proposal that they should cease to be put forward as the reasons for the precepts of civilization. On the contrary! Those historical residues have helped us to view religious teachings, as it were, as neurotic relics, and we may now argue that the time has probably come, as it does in an analytic treatment, for replacing the effects of repression by the results of the rational operation of the intellect.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

Source: The Future of an Illusion.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on equanimity, widom, forbearance, drama, reason, listening, and olivia

I prithee gentle friend,
Let thy fair wisdom, not thy passions, sway
In this uncivil and unjust extent
Against thy peace.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Twelfth Night, Act 4 : scene 1 - Olivia

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A Quote by Earon on ideology, reason, rationality, ideas, religion, politics, obsession, and zealotry

Ideology is the elevation of ideas beyond reason.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon's writings

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Aristotle on humans, causes, chance, natures, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Contributed by: Katin

A Quote by Kedar on world, universe, existence, reason, purpose, design, designer, question, questioner, man, god, and uqv theory

I know what the world exists for, but I know not how it came into existence. I see the design, but not the designer. I understand the question, but not the questioner.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

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