A Quote by Marcella Espinosa on life, love, everything, coincidence, happens, and reason

Nothing happens out of Coincidence, Everything happens for a reason.

Marcella Espinosa

Contributed by: Nade'

A Quote by Ralph Gerard on imagination, vision, reason, questions, and truth

Reason can answer questions but imagination has to ask them

Ralph Gerard

Contributed by: moonlit

A Quote by unknown on suicide, reason, and boredom

And I had wondered then if people really died because of a reason.
Or were they just bored of their lives and needed a reason to end it.
Though I never would want to commit suicide.


Source: Letters to the wind

Contributed by: Domus Ulixes

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, values, prejudices, preconceptions, reason, compromise, and pandering

Values and verdicts never bother me half as much as people trying to weasel their way around them, or people compromising their reason to pander to their own prejudices and preconceptions, which they are so rarely competent to look in the face.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, myth, reason, and obscurity

Myth is the practical metabolism of our soulish life, the logic of our obsessions and oversights for which we have no language or code. Myth is the "morality" that the ineffable puts upon us, our unaccountable imperatives, our inexplicably selective clarity and obscurity, the mortal one-sidedness of our talents and wits, the passion and apathy that make such a transient passage through our hapless minds; that weave a pattern of fatality others will see before we do. Myth is distinctively human or sublime higher-order instinct, the "reason" in culture that reason knows not of.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Isaac Asimov on i, write, same, reason, breathe, die, writing, death, life, and living

I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't I'd die.

Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

Contributed by: Delilah O., the Psychonaut

A Quote by William Stafford on talking, hearing, say, rich, things, dulls, reason, and world

The things you do not have to say make you rich.

Saying the things you do not have to say weakens your talk.

Hearing the things you do not have to hear dulls your hearing.

And the things you know before you hear them; these are you and the reason you are in the world.

William Stafford

Source: John O'Donahue repeated the following in a tape I have by him when I attended a conference on Pricing Wisdom a few years ago. He states that William Stafford said this in the book "Crossing Unmarked Snow" [or territory]

Contributed by: Val

A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on reason and free inquiry

What has been the effect of coericion [sic]?  To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites.  To support roguery and errors all over the earth...  [Instead] reason and persuasion are the only practicable instruments.  To make way for these, free inquiry must be indulged; and how can we wish others to indulge it while we refuse it ourselves.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Contributed by: Stephen

A Quote by Thomas Paine on reason


Some people can be reasoned into sense, and others must be shocked into it. Say a bold thing that will stagger them, and they will begin to think.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. on kurt vonnegut, life, reason, meaning, and breakfast of champions

Of course it is exhausting, having to reason all the time in a universe which wasn't meant to be reasonable.

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 -)

Source: Breakfast of Champions

Contributed by: Gilly

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