Reason Quotes And Sayings

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People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


Reason is God's crowning gift to man.
~By Sophocles ~


Love has its own time, its own season, and its own reasons from coming and going. You cannot bribe it or coerce it or reason it into staying. You can only embrace it when it arrives and give it away when it comes to you.
~By Kent Nerburn ~


My life was falling apart and then to come out and play and have my best ever - 40 wickets, 250 runs... But the only reason I could do that was because of the way I thought and I think I'm pretty strong mentally. I think I am anyway, pretty strong to get over whatever it is.
~By Shane Warne ~


The reason good women like me and flock to my pictures is that there is a little bit of vampire instinct in every woman.
~By Theda Bara ~


The economy is not an abstraction. The economy consists of people, and it will only grow if people feel secure and are reasonably free.
~By John Bruton ~


I really believe that's one of the many reasons that God had put me right in the middle of the Backstreet Boys. There are so many stars today that don't realize the impact they have on young people. Being a superstar is great, as long as you can be a positive role model.
~By Brian Littrell ~


The belief of our Reason is an Exercise of Faith, and Faith is an Act of Reason.
~By Joseph Glanvill ~


One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers.
~By Wilfrid Sheed ~


I think we're doing the right things for the right reasons. We're not doing it to sell products. We're not doing it to be popular. We're doing it because in our judgment these stories are important to do, and at this length and this much depth.
~By Bob Edwards ~


Moral choices do not depend on personal preference and private decision but on right reason and, I would add, divine order.
~By Basil Hume ~


Reason has never failed men. Only force and repression have made the wrecks in the world.
~By William Allen White ~


The fact is that it is reasonable for us to say that there is going to be an emergency that happens in this country that we cannot budget for. Katrina is an example.
~By Allyson Schwartz ~


A woman in love can't be reasonable - or she probably wouldn't be in love.
~By Mae West ~


The third group is focused on counterintelligence and security. I think the reason for that is fairly evident, in terms of vulnerabilities of the department and the harm that can come to it by failing to detect when we have, in fact, been harmed.
~By Stephen Cambone ~


My husband and I were very in love, and I had no reason to suspect that his interests lay anywhere else.
~By Marion Zimmer Bradley ~


The basic guarantees of our Constitution are warrants for the here and now, and unless there is an overwhelmingly compelling reason, they are to be promptly fulfilled.
~By Arthur J. Goldberg ~


There is no reason not to support energy exploration in ANWR.
~By Kenny Marchant ~


But there's no reason why we should abdicate our foundational principles because certain groups don't believe in them. You know, no majority should surrender its deeply held beliefs to those who don't believe in anything.
~By Pat Robertson ~


There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can't do any business from there.
~By Colonel Sanders ~


The number of people writing poems is vast, and their reasons for doing so are many, that much can be surmised from the stacks of submissions.
~By Mark Strand ~


Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.
~By John Kenneth Galbraith ~


What you say about this world I do not quite agree with; I think it a very good world, and only requires a person to be reasonable in his expectations, and not to trust too much to others.
~By William John Wills ~


Gentiles are people who eat mayonnaise for no reason.
~By Robin Williams ~


As a West Side kid fooling around with boxing gloves, I had been, for some reason of temperament, more interested in dodging a blow than in striking one.
~By Gene Tunney ~


Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has.
~By Martin Luther ~


Now will I rehearse before you a very ancient Breton Lay. As the tale was told to me, so, in turn, will I tell it over again, to the best of my art and knowledge. Hearken now to my story, its why and its reason.
~By Marie de France ~


It's like they had a backlash the first 11 years. I think the reason why it always seems like there's a backlash is because when bands are unknown, they only get written about by fans.
~By Kim Deal ~


It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved.
~By Irwin Edman ~


In the light of our culture, these are not unreasonable questions and tactics, but if once again, we try to see the lens through which we look, we can see that there is far too great an emphasis placed on the future.
~By Alan Dundes ~


Well, honestly, both my husband and I tend to ignore the tabloids. We see them every once in awhile or it comes to our attention that we are in a tabloid for one reason or another. But it's always false.
~By Connie Chung ~


It seems only reasonable that the people have a right to know virtually everything about the personality they are buying each time they put their money through the box office.
~By Alan Ladd ~


If there is one eternal truth of politics, it is that there are always a dozen good reasons for doing nothing.
~By John le Carre ~


I have 40 years of unpublished material, the ones they don't pick, and the reason I don't redraw them or use them again is that I like to use my brain every day and come up with new jokes.
~By Sergio Aragones ~


But if you really want to get involved in making a difference, you can stay at home with your family and have a job and make a reasonable living without having to be on an airplane all of the time, then you ought to go back home and run for School Board.
~By Birch Bayh ~


Never have doubted it, even when the plane crash happened. I wasn't mad at God. I just knew that there was a reason that I didn't know about why it happened.
~By Reba McEntire ~


There are two reasons why I'm in show business, and I'm standing on both of them.
~By Betty Grable ~


I like working with actresses, and I like women a lot, not for obvious reasons, but just in that that there's so much about what they bring to the scene that keeps it so interesting. Their instincts are so different, and they never explain them to you.
~By Ryan Gosling ~


I got a lot of flak for having Kirk as the lead because they all claimed it was a much harder sell, but no one else could have done that part for many reasons.
~By Donal Logue ~


Our soul is cast into a body, where it finds number, time, dimension. Thereupon it reasons, and calls this nature necessity, and can believe nothing else.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


You will suddenly realize that the reason you never changed before was because you didn't want to.
~By Robert H. Schuller ~


You know, my friends, with what a brave carouse I made a Second Marriage in my house; favored old barren reason from my bed, and took the daughter of the vine to spouse.
~By Omar Khayyam ~


On the molecular scale, you find it's reasonable to have a machine that does a million steps per second, a mechanical system that works at computer speeds.
~By K. Eric Drexler ~


And I tell you that's one of the reasons why I didn't have the friendships with the media, maybe like I could have. But I had to do what I had to do to make myself successful.
~By Eddie Murray ~


The aftermath of the war is what inspired us to write many of our plays. The whole reason for our writing Inherit the Wind was that we were appalled at the blacklisting. We were appalled at thought control.
~By Jerome Lawrence ~


I'm planning a different show, though for obvious reasons some of the material will be the same, and of course I will perform material from the new CD.
~By George Duke ~


My job as an actress is to make things work and come up with reasons of my own and not just fill in the blanks for anybody else, you know what I mean?
~By Amy Adams ~


Is it unreasonable to have proof of citizenship when entering another country?
~By Gwen Ifill ~


A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.
~By Graham Greene ~


When I write stuff and I help cast it, I turn away good people all the time. I may turn them down because this one's too tall and that one doesn't have a high enough voice or this one looks to old to match up with that one - there's a billion reasons not to hire somebody.
~By Harvey Fierstein ~


I will throw all my best efforts into it, my thoughts and political observations, but ultimately I want to create a narrative that keeps you turning the pages and leaves you with a sense that this thing has a reason for being there.
~By Frank Miller ~


This is a group effort. This is group theatre. This is no big star turn. You could do things with it to do that but it would just be out of kilter. This is one reason I like this play. This is a unit.
~By Gavin MacLeod ~


If reason is a universal faculty, the decision of the common mind is the nearest criterion of truth.
~By George Bancroft ~


When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
~By Tecumseh ~


If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work.
~By Ernest Hemingway ~


There is no reason why the women of the country should not greatly advance themselves.
~By Leland Stanford ~


The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control their emotions by the application of reason.
~By Marya Mannes ~


A few observation and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth.
~By Alexis Carrel ~


Law is nothing other than a certain ordinance of reason for the common good, promulgated by the person who has the care of the community.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~


That no government, so called, can reasonably be trusted, or reasonably be supposed to have honest purposes in view, any longer than it depends wholly upon voluntary support.
~By Lysander Spooner ~


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.
~By Galileo Galilei ~


The old series of sittings with Mrs. Piper convinced me of survival for reasons which I should find it hard to formulate in any strict fashion, but that was their distinct effect.
~By Oliver Joseph Lodge ~


For this reason, to study English literature without some general knowledge of the relation of the Bible to that literature would be to leave one's literary education very incomplete.
~By Lafcadio Hearn ~


As an actor, you may do things that aren't politically correct. Unless you're an actor who only does things for political reasons. I believe if we don't do the good, bad, and the ugly, we're not going to progress.
~By Rosie Perez ~


I feel that L.A. has not always been my strongest base for support. That can be for various reasons.
~By Sonny Rollins ~


I decided that my means were sufficient to enable me to devote myself to botany, a determination which I never, during the long period of my subsequent career, had on any occasion any reason to repent of.
~By George Bentham ~


The power of the people and the power of reason are one.
~By Georg Buchner ~


There comes a point with any collaboration like that where you start having other interests creatively. I was moving in one direction musically, and as a guitar player, Mark wanted to move in another direction. That was essentially the reason we broke up.
~By Scott Stapp ~


Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason.
~By William Penn ~


The whole reason Sabrina came about was because we wanted something good for families to watch on TV.
~By Melissa Joan Hart ~


The reason we're successful, darling? My overall charisma, of course.
~By Freddie Mercury ~


The reason why I take my life is because I want to go to my wife and boy. My usefulness in this world is at an end. I can not be satisfied in any business and can not be without their companionship.
~By Alex Campbell ~


There is no more reason why the features belonging to a picture should be distorted for the purpose of such imaginative suggestion than that the poet's metaphors should spoil his words for the ordinary uses of man.
~By William H. Hunt ~


To say that a thing has never yet been done among men is to erect a barrier stronger than reason, stronger than discussion.
~By Thomas Reed ~


An idea or institution may arise for one reason and be maintained for quite a different reason.
~By Joseph McCabe ~


In this business, you just never know from day to day. It's one reason I held off getting too involved in entertainment. I like being able to plan, I like to know what I'm going to be doing.
~By Parker Stevenson ~


With two people and luggage on board she draws four inches of water. Two canoe paddles will move her along at a speed reasonable enough in moderate currents.
~By C. S. Forester ~


The last proceeding of reason is to recognize that there is an infinity of things which are beyond it. There is nothing so conformable to reason as this disavowal of reason.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
~By Thomas Mann ~


Ideally citizens are to think of themselves as if they were legislators and ask themselves what statutes, supported by what reasons satisfying the criterion of reciprocity, they would think is most reasonable to enact.
~By John Rawls ~


For some reason I've been labeled that and it's fine, but there are a lot of other artists that sing real traditional stuff, so I don't know why they picked me. That's what I've always done.
~By Alan Jackson ~


I can't say why people lie; they just do. Everyone has their own reasons for not telling the truth.
~By Eric Carr ~


I just watched Paul Michael Glaser. He was the reason I wanted to do the movie because as a kid I was such a big fan of his. I watched all the episodes and tried to get a feeling for what he was doing.
~By Ben Stiller ~


The only reason I'm coming out here tomorrow is the schedule says I have to.
~By Sparky Anderson ~


Now we have reason to be grateful once again that Al Gore is not the man in the White House, and never will be.
~By William Bennett ~


There is no reasoning, no process of inference or comparison; there is no thinking about things, no putting two and two together; there are no ideas - the animal does not think of the box or of the food or of the act he is to perform.
~By Edward Thorndike ~


But if I've heard this saying once, I've heard it a thousand times- everything happens for a reason. And possibly it does. I just haven't found the reason that this all happened yet.
~By Jerry Lawler ~


For the same reason we don't allow kids to buy pornography, for the same reason we don't allow kids to buy cigarettes, for the same reason we don't allow kids to buy alcohol, we shouldn't allow them to go to stores and buy video games.
~By Rod Blagojevich ~


The true reason of Ms. Rice's attack against Russia is very simple. Condoleezza Rice is a very cruel, offended woman who lacks men's attention.
~By Vladimir Zhirinovsky ~


When a good man lends himself to the advocacy of slavery, he must, at least for a time, feel himself to be any where but at home, amongst his new thoughts, doctrines, and modes of reasoning.
~By Gerrit Smith ~


The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.
~By Kenneth H. Cooper ~


Augustine does not disagree with this when he teaches that it is a faculty of the reason and the will to choose good with the assistance of grace; evil, when grace is absent.
~By John Calvin ~


I have reason to be shy. I've been hurt plenty.
~By Ethel Waters ~


They say Princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.
~By Ben Jonson ~


The reason women don't play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public.
~By Phyllis Diller ~


Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error.
~By Moliere ~


It is folly to expect men to do all that they may reasonably be expected to do.
~By Richard Whately ~


I don't think there's any reason on Earth why people should have access to automatic and semiautomatic weapons unless they're in the military or in the police.
~By John Howard ~


I have got two reasons for success and I'm standing on both of them.
~By Betty Grable ~


This ship was a league from us, and some of the men would have taken her, and I would not consent to it, and this Moore said I always hindered them making their fortunes. Was that not the reason I struck him? Was there a mutiny on board?
~By William Kidd ~

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