A Quote by unknown on reason, argument, and irrational

You can't reason someone out of an argument they didn't reason themselves in


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A Quote by Ayn Rand on rational thought, reason, lies, honesty, and truth

Whenever you committed the evil of refusing to think and to see, of exempting from the absolute of reality some small wish of yours, whenever you chose to say:  Let me withdraw from the judgement of reason the cookies I stole, or the existence of God, let me have my one irrational whim and I will be a man of reason about all else - that was the act of subverting your consciousness, the act of corrupting your mind.  Your mind then became a fixed jury who takes orders from a secret underworld, whose verdict distorts the evidence to fit an absolute it dares not touch - and a censored reality is the result, a splintered reality where bits you choose to see are floating among the chasms of those you didn't, held together by that embalming fluid of the mind which is an emotion exempted from thought.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, Pages: 1037

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on love, life, reason, and madness

True, we love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love. But there is always some reason in madness.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None (Modern Library), Pages: 41

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A Quote by Allan Kardec on faith and reason

Unshakable faith is only that which can meet reason face to face in every Human epoch

Allan Kardec

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on body, self, wisdom, listen, reason, wise, and sage

Behind your thoughts and feelings, my brother, there stands a mighty ruler. an unknown sage - whose name is self. In yourt body he dwells; he is your body. There is more reason in your body than in your best wisdom.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None (Modern Library)

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on prejudice and reason

Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It wasn't reasoned into him, and it cannot be reasoned out.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on idealism, nature, purpose, and reason

Man's ideal state is realized when he has fulfilled the purpose for which he is born. And what is it that reason demands of him? Something very easy-that he live in accordance with his own nature.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: Letters from a Stoic

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on people, reason, work, and worry

The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.

Robert Frost

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on animals, nature, and reason

Don't allow your animal nature to rule your reason.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance

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A Quote by Denzel Washington on ability, god, influence, and reason

For whatever reason, God has blessed me with the ability, put me in a position to make these leaps and bounds. I'm fulfilling my part of the bargain, which is to give back and be a positive influence on others.

Denzel Washington (1954 -)

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