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Reasoning Quotes

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That deep emotional conviction of the presence
of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed
in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
- Albert Einstein

Related topics: Spiritual

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

Of all human activities, man's listening to God is
the supreme act of his reasoning and will.
- Pope Paul VI

There is something about inside information which seems
to paralyse a man's reasoning powers.
- Bernard Baruch

 

The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects
is that science requires reasoning while those other
subjects merely require scholarship.
- Robert A. Heinlein

The more one listens to ordinary conversations the
more apparent it becomes that the reasoning faculties
of the brain take little part in the direction of the vocal organs.
- Edgar Rice Burroghs

I've been to Africa three times.
All right? You can't bring Western reasoning into the culture.
The same way you can't bring it into fundamental Islam.
- Bill O'Reilly

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Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict
accordance with the limitations and incapacities of
the human misunderstanding.
- Ambrose Bierce

The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas,
obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity.
With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!
- Bill Watterson

When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides,
a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search
for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself.
- Bertrand Russell

Interactive computers and software will,
I think, provide a less costly method of doing some kinds of inquiry,
in knowledge acquisition and even reasoning and interaction.
- Roy Romer

It's not that fun to just play a villain,
without any reasoning behind it.
- Nicholas Lea

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

True courage is a result of reasoning.
A brave mind is always impregnable.
- Jeremy Collier

That was the reasoning behind learning to play bass,
and then after that it was more like it was neat to play songs together -
for me to play bass and for him to play guitar.
- Tom Araya

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand
is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
- Galileo Galilei

Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than
reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory.
- Will Durant

The true function of philosophy is to educate us in
the principles of reasoning and not to put an end to
further reasoning by the introduction of fixed conclusions.
- George Henry Lewes

Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.
- Alexander Hamilton

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
- Plato

Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding
arguments for going on believing as we already do.
- James Robinson

It frequently happens that two persons,
reasoning right on a mechanical subject,
think alike and invent the same thing without any communication with each other.
- Oliver Evans

These rare senses and powers of reasoning were given to be used freely,
but not audaciously, to discover, not to pervert the truth.
- William John Wills

Bad reasoning as well as good reasoning is possible;
and this fact is the foundation of the practical side of logic.
- Charles Sanders Peirce

It is hard to see Judge Roberts as a judicial activist
who would place ideological purity or a particular
agenda above or ahead the need for thoughtful legal reasoning.
- Ron Wyden

Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain,
unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience.
- Roger Bacon

Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use,
truth and knowledge nothing.
- John Locke

For there is a sound reasoning upon all flowers.
For flowers are peculiarly the poetry of Christ.
- Christopher Smart

Audiences are always better pleased with a smart retort,
some joke or epigram, than with any amount of reasoning.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically
as the exercise of a combination of two facilities,
which we may call intuition and ingenuity.
- Alan Turing

All correct reasoning is a grand system of tautologies,
but only God can make direct use of that fact.
- Herbert Simon

Man spends his life in reasoning on the past,
in complaining of the present, in fearing future.
- Antoine Rivarol

Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way,
Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads,
Are rarely known to stray.
- William Cowper

More by example than by word, my father taught me logical reasoning,
compassion, love of others, honesty,
and discipline applied with understanding.
- Paul D. Boyer

The idea of reasoning with terrorists without force
or with appeasement is naive,
and I think it's dangerous.
- George Allen

All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition,
all observation is also invention.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Accuracy is, in every case, advantageous to beauty,
and just reasoning to delicate sentiment.
In vain would we exalt the one by depreciating the other.
- David Hume

But the need for conflict to expose prejudice and unclear reasoning,
which is deeply embedded in my philosophy of science,
has its origin in these debates.
- Robert B. Laughlin

All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.
- Blaise Pascal

Every philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some
secret imaginative background,
which never emerges explicitly into its train of reasoning.
- Alfred North Whitehead

If the abstract rights of man will bear discussion and explanation,
those of women, by a parity of reasoning,
will not shrink from the same test.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

To say that man is a reasoning animal is a very different
thing than to say that most of man's decisions are
based on his rational process.
That I don't believe at all.
- Rex Stout

All great men are gifted with intuition.
They know without reasoning or analysis,
what they need to know.
- Alexis Carrel

There are three basic approaches to AI:
Case-based,
rule-based, and connectionist reasoning.
- Marvin Minsky

O that unbelievers would learn of faithful Abraham,
and believe whatever is revealed from God,
though they cannot fully comprehend it!
Abraham knew God commanded him to offer up his son,
and therefore believed, notwithstanding carnal reasoning
might suggest may objections.
- George Whitefield

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.
- Gerrit Smith

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.
- Edward Thorndike

People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head;
it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion,
then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it.
- Anthony de Mello

We wanted to solve robot problems and needed some vision,
action, reasoning, planning, and so forth.
We even used some structural learning,
such as was being explored by Patrick Winston.
- Marvin Minsky

I was at first but I mean I thought at first that I
wanted a little bit of that in there but the reasoning
behind what they cut and what they kept really makes
sense and it really played for me when I saw it yesterday,
it all worked and was understood.
- Brandon Routh

If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic,
we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world.
One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker
entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability.
- Vannevar Bush

Today, the theory of evolution is an accepted fact
for everyone but a fundamentalist minority,
whose objections are based not on reasoning but on
doctrinaire adherence to religious principles.
- James D. Watson

From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction,
from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are
and everything we have comes from one attribute of man -
the function of his reasoning mind.
- Ayn Rand

This idea was also brought out very clearly by Wallace,
who emphasized that apparently reasonable activities
of man might very well have developed without an actual
application of reasoning.
- Franz Boas

What convinces is conviction.
Believe in the argument you're advancing.
If you don't you're as good as dead.
The other person will sense that something isn't there,
and no chain of reasoning, no matter how logical or elegant or brilliant,
will win your case for you.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

You should carefully study the Art of Reasoning,
as it is what most people are very deficient in,
and I know few things more disagreeable than to argue,
or even converse with a man who has no idea of inductive
and deductive philosophy.
- William John Wills

There are also two kinds of truths: truth of reasoning and truths of fact.
Truths of reasoning are necessary and their opposite is impossible;
those of fact are contingent and their opposite is possible.
- Gottfried Leibniz

The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively,
not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error,
not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers,
but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I studied economics and made it my career for two reasons.
The subject was and is intellectually fascinating and challenging,
particularly to someone with taste and talent for theoretical
reasoning and quantitative analysis.
- James Tobin

On the same line of reasoning, if Australians were to be Australians,
or rather if Australians were as separate from any
other nation as Australia from any other land,
there would be no jealousy between them on England's account.
- Henry Lawson

I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning,
and not to suit any body but myself.
If people don't like my opinions, it makes little difference
as I don't solicit their opinions or votes.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

But that the reasoning from these facts,
the drawing from them correct conclusions,
is a matter of great difficulty, may be inferred from
the imperfect state in which the Science is now found
after it has been so long and so intensely studied.
- Nassau William Senior

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we would guide by the light of reason
we must let our minds be bold.
- Louis D. Brandeis

You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My only reason for not experiencing bliss at this very moment
is thinking about what I don't have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't believe in killing whatever the reason!
- John Lennon

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell


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