reason

A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on action, admiration, generosity, habits, imitation, influence, reason, and thought

Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire. A generous habit of thought and action carries with it an incalculable influence.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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A Quote by Charlotte Brontë on argument, decisions, desires, feeling, imagination, judgment, and reason

Reason sits firm and holds the reins, and she will not let the feelings burst away and hurry her to wild chasms. The passions may rage furiously, like true heathens, as they are; and the desires may imagine all sorts of vain things: but judgment shall still have the last word in every argument, and the casting vote in every decision.

Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855)

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A Quote by Charles Robert Darwin on animals, boasts, curiosity, emotion, imitation, intuition, love, memory, reason, and senses

We have seen that the senses and intuitions, the various emotions and faculties, such as love, memory, attention and curiosity, imitation, reason, etc., of which man boasts, may be found in an incipient, or even sometimes in a well-developed condition, in the lower animals.

Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882)

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on books, reason, simplicity, and thought

Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on love, people, reason, vices, and virtue

I cannot love anyone if I hate myself. That is the reason why we feel so extremely uncomfortable in the presence of people who are noted for their special virtuousness, for they radiate an atmosphere of the torture they inflict on themselves. That is not a virtue but a vice.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: Basel seminar (1934)

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A Quote by C. E. M. Joad on acting, faith, familiarity, ignorance, knowledge, paradox, reason, religion, rest, trust, truth, understanding, universe, and words

Intellect can light up only a small area of the universe. For my part, I should subscribe to the familiar paradox that the more we know, the more we are conscious of our ignorance - the further the intellect has traveled, the smaller it seems relatively to the distance still to be traveled... The intellect does, indeed, take us part of the way; we have no other mode of conveyance; and, in taking us as far as it does, it justifies us in taking the rest on trust... In following the religious account of the universe beyond the point at which it leaves reason behind, and trusting to it as an explanation of the many things that pass our understanding, we are accepting on faith conclusions which are not demonstrated by reason. In other words, we are acting as if a hypothesis were true, which, at the moment, at which we act upon it, is still a hypothesis and not a truth. Nevertheless, it is, I suggest, knowledge, the knowledge which we possess already and which reason has won for us, that makes it reasonable to do so.

C. E. M. Joad

Source: The Recovery of Belief

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on heart, reason, and truth

We know the truth, not only by the reason, but by the heart.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on belief and reason

It is your own assent to yourself, and the constant voice of your own reason, and not of others, that should make you believe.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on heart, reason, and truth

We arrive at truth, not by reason only, but also by the heart.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on heart, reason, and truth

Reason is the slow and tortuous method by which these who do not know the truth discover it. The heart has its own reason which reason does not know.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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