reason

A Quote by Aristotle on history, poetry, reason, serious, philosophical, and attention

For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more worthy of serious attention than history.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Poetics, Chap. 9

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A Quote by Aristotle on action, good, kindness, knowledge, order, problems, purpose, reason, study, present, and virtue

The purpose of the present study is not as it is in other inquiries, the attainment of knowledge, we are not conducting this inquiry in order to know what virtue is, but in order to become good, else there would be no advantage in studying it. For that reason, it becomes necessary to examine the problem of our actions and to ask how they are to be performed. For as we have said, the actions determine what kind of characteristics are developed.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics Book II, Chapter 2

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A Quote by Aristotle on action, chance, desires, habits, nature, passion, and reason

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: Chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Rhetoric 1

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A Quote by Aristotle on difficulty, failure, reason, and success

It is possible to fail in many ways . . . while to succeed is possible only in one way (for which reason also one is easy and the other difficult - to miss the mark easy, to hit it difficult).

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on birth, certainty, children, fatherhood, giving, motherhood, reason, and suffering

This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on laws, passion, and reason

The law is reason free from passion.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by André Chénier on genius, practice, reason, soul, talent, and virtue

What is virtue? reason put into practice: -talent? reason expressed with brilliance: -soul? reason delicately put forth; and genius is sublime reason.

Andre Chenier (1762 - 1794)

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A Quote by Anatole France on belief, evil, good, impossibility, indifference, laws, life, nature, principles, and reason

It is almost impossible systematically to constitute a natural moral law. Nature has no principles. She furnishes us with no reason to believe that human life is to be respected. Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil.

Anatole France (1844 - 1924)

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A Quote by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy on art, communication, experience, reason, and words

The most awkward means are adequate to the communication of authentic experience, and the finest words no compensation for lack of it. It is for this reason that we are moved by the true Primitives and that the most accomplished art craftsmanship leaves us cold.

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877 -)

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A Quote by Amy Lowell on books, heart, life, men, past, and reason

For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.

Amy Lowell (1874 - 1925)

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