reason

A Quote by Anaïs Nin on love, reason, explanation, and solutions

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

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Contributed by: MsCapriKell

A Quote by Galileo Galilei on sense, reason, intellect, and god

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended for us to forego their use.

Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

Contributed by: Rachel

A Quote by Sri Yukteswar on paramahansa, yogananda, sri, yukteswar, wisdom, reason, teaching, belief, and third eye

Many teachers will tell you to believe; then they put out your eyes of
reason and instruct you to follow only their logic. But I want you
to keep your eyes of reason open; in addition, I will open in you
another eye, the eye of wisdom.

Sri Yukteswar

Source: ~Paramahansa Yogananda, `Man's Eternal Quest', quoting his guru's words to him

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by unknown on people, feel good, and reason

"Go out and make people feel good for no good reason."

unknown

Contributed by: Gene III

A Quote by John V. Denson on war, reason, and motive

The study of the history of wars indicates that economic factors have always played a major role in starting wars, but rarely are these economic factors disclosed to the public as the reasons.

John Denson

Source: A Century of War: Lincoln, Wilson and Roosevelt, Pages: 177

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Pope John Paul II on faith, reason, truth, and coontemplation

Faith and Reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of Truth.

Pope John Paul II (1920 -)

Contributed by: Anthony

A Quote by Albert Camus on reason and alone

"Our reason has driven all away.
Alone at last, we end up ruling over a desert."

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

Contributed by: mimi

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on acceptance, agreement, authority, belief, books, elderly, generations, good, observation, reason, religion, rumor, teachers, and traditions

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Kalama Sutra : Buddha (Anguttara Nikaya Vol. 1, 188-193 P.T.S. Ed.)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on soul, reason, and passion

Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgment wage war against passion and your appetite...Your reason and your passion are the rudder and the sails of your seafaring soul. If either your sails or your rudder be broken, you can but toss and drift, or else be held at a standstill in mid-seas. For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction...rest in reason and move in passion.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Contributed by: Deborah

A Quote by sam harris on mysticism, religion, spirituality, and reason

Mysticism is a rational enterprise. Religion is not. The mystic has recognized something about the nature of consciousness prior to thought, and this recognition is susceptible to rational discussion. The mystic has reasons for what he believes, and these reasons are empirical. The roiling mystery of the world can be analyzed with concepts (this is science), or it can be experienced free of concepts (this is myticism). Religion is nothing more than bad concepts held in place of good ones for all time. It is the denial--at once full of hope and full of fear--of the vastitude of human ignorance.

sam harris

Source: The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason, Pages: 221

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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