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Top 50 Reasonable Quotes

Top 50 Reasonable Quotes

1. You have to be reasonable with yourself and not feel guilty when things aren’t perfect. —Jaclyn Smith

2. Whatever is reasonable is true, and whatever is true is reasonable —Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

3. All progress depends on the unreasonable man. —George Bernard Shaw

4. You must never stop dreaming. Face reality, yes. But don’t stop with the way things are; dream of things as they ought to be. Dream of peace. Peace is rational and reasonable. War is irrational in this age and unwinnable. —Jesse Jackson

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. —Marcus Aurelius

5. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. —Marcus Aurelius

6. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.—Marcus Aurelius

7. You know what ? Certain people think they will feel good if certain things happen The trick is : you have to feel good for no reason—Richard Bandler

8. Grace is the atmosphere created by love that makes faith the only reasonable response—Bill Johnson

9. If you want a wise answer, ask a reasonable question.—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

10. A reasonable fine is such as the law will judge to be so . . . but what a reasonable fine is, and who shall be the judge of it, the law has established no rule. —Philip Yorke

11. There are parts of us that are miserable, that hate, that love, that are cruel, are kind, are reasonable, are unreasonable. You know, you live inside your own mind. Who are you kidding?—Frederick Lenz

12. We cannot reason ourselves out of our basic irrationality. All we can do is to learn the art of being irrational in a reasonable way. —Aldous Huxley

13. Try for a goal that’s reasonable, then gradually raise it.—Emil Zatopek

14. We have to have an aggressive, long-term plan to tackle our nation’s debt, but attempting to balance the budget on the backs of veterans who have risked life and limb in service of our country is unacceptable. I believe we can and should work together to find reasonable and common-sense cuts that will reduce our debt, but as a generation of warriors returns from two wars, our most solemn responsibility is to make sure they have the care and benefits they have earned.—Tim Walz

15. In the Bible angels speak and humans speak back to them. This is the case with Mary in Luke 1. The angel speaks, Mary questions, and it goes back and forth. Abraham speaks with angels. So I would contend the Bible has enough evidence of angels speaking and humans speaking that speaking with an angel today would be reasonable. I’ve heard enough stories and read such that confirm that Christians today do speak with angels.—Scot McKnight

16. Condemning class struggle does not mean condemning every possible form of social conflict. Such conflicts inevitably arise and Christians must often take a position in the “struggle for social justice.” What is condemned is “total war,” which has no respect for the dignity of others (and consequently of oneself). It excludes reasonable compromise, does not pursue the common good but the good of a group, and sets out to destroy whatever stands in its way. —Pope John Paul II

Reason cannot show itself more reasonable than to cease reasoning on things above reason.—Philip Sidney

17. Reason cannot show itself more reasonable than to cease reasoning on things above reason.—Philip Sidney

18. It is true that the successful quest for wisdom might lead to the result that wisdom is not the one thing needful. But this result would owe its relevance to the fact that it is the result of the quest for wisdom: the very disavowal of reason must be reasonable disavowal. —Leo Strauss

19. Just when summer gets perfect-fresh nights, soft sun, casual breezes, crushingly full and quietly cooling trees, empty beaches, and free weekends- it ends. Life is like that too. Just when we get it right, it starts to change. The job gets easy and we know just how to do it, and they tell us we’re retired. The children grow up and get reasonable and they leave home, just when it’s nice to have them around. . . . That’s life on the edge of autumn. And that’s beautiful-if we have the humility for it.—Joan D. Chittister

20. Any reasonable economist will tell you that it’s nearly impossible to isolate the impact of right-to-work laws on a state’s job growth. A multitude of other factors intervene. However, one thing the numbers can show is that right-to-work laws have a negative effect on the wages of workers in that state.—Eliot Spitzer

21. Someday I’d like to be a father, not of a human child, but something more reasonable.—Dov Davidoff

22. Reasonable argument is impossible when authority becomes the arbiter.—Orson Scott Card

23. Children must be rendered reasonable, but not reasoners. The first thing to teach them is that it is reasonable for them to obey, and unreasonable for them to dispute.—Joseph Joubert

24. He who destroys a good book kills reason itself. —John Milton

25. The institution of delegated power implies that there is a portion of virtue and honor among mankind which may be a reasonable foundation of confidence. —Alexander Hamilton

26. I believe in a reasonable amount of “right to bear arms”. But private citizens of the United States are not allowed to own nuclear weapons. I always wanted a nuclear weapon, if I could have gotten one. I’m every other kind of power, but I’m not a nuclear power. —Ted Turner

27. In university courses we do exercises. Term papers, quizzes, final examinations are not meant for publication. We move through a course on Dostoevsky or Poe as we move through a mildly good cocktail party, picking up the good bits of food or conversation, bearing with the rest, going home when it comes to seem the reasonable thing to do. Art, at those moments when it feels most like art — when we feel most alive, most alert, most triumphant — is less like a cocktail party than a tank full of sharks. —John Gardner

28. Since opposed principles, or ideologies, are irreconcilable, wars fought over principle will be wars of mutual annihilation. But wars fought for simple greed will be far less destructive, because the aggressor will be careful not to destroy what he is fighting to capture. Reasonable – that is, human – men will always be capable of compromise, but men who have dehumanized themselves by becoming the blind worshipers of an idea or an ideal are fanatics whose devotion to abstractions makes them the enemies of life.—Alan Watts

History is rarely made by reasonable men. —Terry Goodkind

29. History is rarely made by reasonable men. —Terry Goodkind

30. Surely knowledge of the natural world, knowledge of the human condition, knowledge of the nature and dynamics of society, knowledge of the past so that one may use it in experiencing the present and aspiring to the future–all of these, it would seem reasonable to suppose, are essential to an educated man. To these must be added another–knowledge of the products of our artistic heritage that mark the history of our esthetic wonder and delight. —Jerome Bruner

31. I don’t think the law exists to arrive at the truth. If it did, we wouldn’t have exclusionary rules, we wouldn’t have presumptions of innocence, we wouldn’t have proof beyond reasonable doubt. There’s an enormous difference between the role of truth in law and the role of truth in science. In law, truth is one among many goals. —Alan Dershowitz

32. Have you ever observed somebody go through a religious conversion? The person seems perfectly reasonable to you and has no particular concern for religion. Then a parent, friend or child dies or he gets a serious illness or is involved in a car accident. In just a matter of weeks, he seeks out and finds the answers to all of life’s questions and starts studying and spouting all sorts of doctrine. During such a window of vulnerability, religion can commandeer a person’s brain. —Darrel Ray

33. You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person’s strength. — Charlotte Bronte

34. Oho, now I know what you are. You are an advocate of Useful Knowledge…. Well, allow me to introduce myself to you as an advocate of Ornamental Knowledge. You like the mind to be a neat machine, equipped to work efficiently, if narrowly, and with no extra bits or useless parts. I like the mind to be a dustbin of scraps of brilliant fabric, odd gems, worthless but fascinating curiosities, tinsel, quaint bits of carving, and a reasonable amount of healthy dirt. Shake the machine and it goes out of order; shake the dustbin and it adjusts itself beautifully to its new position. —Robertson Davies

35. Faith means intense, usually confident, belief that is not based on evidence sufficient to command assent from every reasonable person. —Walter Kaufmann

36. Let us have wine and woman, mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda water the day after. Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication: Glory, the grape, love, gold, in these are sunk The hopes of all men, and of every nation; Without their sap, how branchless were the trunk Of life’s strange tree, so fruitful on occasion: But to return–Get very drunk; and when You wake with head-ache, you shall see what then. —Lord Byron

37. when a person implores you to be reasonable what he means is that you should speed round forthwith to his point of view. —Alice Thomas Ellis

38. May we not have a picture of Christ, who has a true body? By no means; because, though he has a true body and a reasonable soul, John 1:14, yet his human nature subsists in his divine person, which no picture can represent, Psalm 45:2. Why ought all pictures of Christ to be abominated by Christians? Because they are downright lies, representing no more than the picture of a mere man: whereas, the true Christ is God-man —James Fisher

39. It comforts me to think that if we are created beings, the thing that created us would have to be greater than us, so much greater, in fact, that we would not be able to understand it. It would have to be greater than the facts of our reality, and so it would seem to us, looking out from within our reality that it would contradict reason. But reason itself would suggest it would have to be greater than reality, or it would not be reasonable. —Donald Miller

40. History is hard to know, because of all the hired bullshit, but even without being sure of “history” it seems entirely reasonable to think that every now and then the energy of a whole generation comes to a head in a long fine flash, for reasons that nobody understands at the time–and which never explain, in retrospect, what actually happened.—Hunter S. Thompson

41. We have learned the lesson that the music industry didn’t learn. Give people what they want, when they want it, in the form they want it in, at a reasonable price – and they’ll more likely pay for it rather than steal it. —Kevin Spacey

The world, unfortunately, rarely matches our hopes and consistently refuses to behave in a reasonable manner. —Stephen Jay Gould

42. The world, unfortunately, rarely matches our hopes and consistently refuses to behave in a reasonable manner. —Stephen Jay Gould

43. A foolhardy lot, we accepted it all, as we always do, never asked: “What is going to happen to us now, with this invention of print?” In the same way, we never thought to ask, “How will our lives, our way of thinking, be changed by the internet, which has seduced a whole generation with its inanities so that even quite reasonable people will confess that, once they are hooked, it is hard to cut free, and they may find a whole day has passed in blogging etc?”—Doris Lessing

44. A hundred years ago, Auguste Compte, … a great philosopher, said that humans will never be able to visit the stars, that we will never know what stars are made out of, that that’s the one thing that science will never ever understand, because they’re so far away. And then, just a few years later, scientists took starlight, ran it through a prism, looked at the rainbow coming from the starlight, and said: “Hydrogen!” Just a few years after this very rational, very reasonable, very scientific prediction was made, that we’ll never know what stars are made of. —Michio Kaku

45. Don’t you know that there’s another bubble as well An expectations bubble. Bigger houses private planes yachts …… stupid salaries and bonuses. People come to desire these things and expect them. But the expectations bubble will burst as well as all bubbles do. Come to my gallery and I will sell you beautiful things at a more reasonable price. But the point is that they will have value. Things of real beauty things of the spirit. —Edward Rutherfurd

46. I tried being reasonable, I didn’t like it. —Clint Eastwood

47. The first and most important impact of climate change on human civilisation will be an acute and permanent crisis of food supply. Eating regularly is a non-negotiable activity and countries that cannot feed their people are unlikely to be reasonable about it. —Gwynne Dyer

48. The Jacksonian era is generally talked about in terms of individualism, and the development of free market capitalism, and Victorian prudery. It was shocking to find a parallel history to that – a bunch of Americans with very different priorities. I stumbled on to these people, and then became completely fixated on them. The question that drove me was: how did these reasonable people adopt these extremely unreasonable ideas? —Christine Jennings

49. We are more likely to cheat if we see others doing so. We tend to conform to accepted norms of reasonable behavior, rather than adhere to strict rules. —Evan Davis

50. The mental capacity of a person to make reasonable contracts, is the only criterion, by which to determine his legal capacity to make obligatory contracts. And his mental capacity to make reasonable contracts is certainly not to be determined by… Click To Tweet

 

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