A Quote by Richard David Bach on guidance, fear, protection, right livelihood, passion, magic, reason, love, sailboats, airplanes, and ideas

Whatever enchants, also guides and protects.  Passionately obsessed by anything we love - sailboats, airplanes, ideas - an avalanche of magic flattens the way ahead, levels rules, reasons, dissents, bears us with it over chasms, fears, doubts.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: The Bridge Across Forever, page 25

Contributed by: Islandbutterfly

A Quote by Bodhidharma on tao, reason, wisdom, and practice

Many roads lead to the Path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma: A Bilingual Edition

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by genordell on philosophy, revolution, and reason

"Reason is the only frontier left."

G.E. Nordell


Contributed by: genordell

A Quote by Erich Fromm on love, reason, actualization, and potential

We have faith in the potentialities of others, of ourselves, and of mankind because, and only to the degree to which, we have experienced the growth of our own potentialities, the reality of growth in ourselves, the strength of our own power of reason and love.

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

Source: The Art of Loving (Perennial Classics), Pages: 116

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on reason, attachment, ideas, stubborness, thought, and argument

I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Jan Myrdal on war, torture, propaganda, consciousness, reason, and awareness

"...the unconscious one does not betray. He walks secure through life. But we who are a part of the tradition--the Europeans--and who carry on the tradition we have betrayed with awareness, insight and consciousness, we have carefully analyzed all the wars before they were declared. But we did not stop them. (And many amongst us became the propagandists of the wars as soon as they were declared.) We describe how the poor are plundered by the rich. We live among the rich. Live on the plunder and pander the ideas to the rich. We have described the torture and we have put our names under appeals against torture, but we did not stop it. (And we ourselves became torturers when the higher interests demanded torture and we became the ideologists of torture.) Now we once more can analyze the world situation and describe the wars and explain why the many are poor and hungry. But we do no more. We are not the bearers of consciousness. We are the whores of reason."

Jan Myrdal

Contributed by: Demian

A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on reason


I never fight with reason—  
I just ignore it.

Sri Chinmoy

Contributed by: Shane

A Quote by Michael Burns on rational selfishness, enlightened selfishness, ayn rand, conscious capitalism, capitalism, and reason

"I think it solidified my capitalistic thinking( Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged"), in that I believe very strongly that people are generally selfish, but that selfishness can ultimately benefit many, many people."

Michael Burns

Source: The New York Times

Contributed by: Kurt & Niki

A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on wisdom, reason, unforeseen, poe, elfin, and coincidence

“...there is in life an element of elfin coincidence which people reckoning on the prosaic may perpetually miss.  As it has been well expressed in the paradox of Poe, wisdom should reason on the unforeseen.”

GK Chesterton

Source: The Blue Cross, GK Chesterton

Contributed by: MP

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

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

Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

Contributed by: Ria

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