quotes tagged with 'reason'
Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: 1824
In a republican nation whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion and not by force, the art of reasoning becomes of first importance.
Author: Thomas Aquinas, Source: Unknown
God destines us for an end beyond the grasp of reason.
Author: Alfred Marshall, Source: Unknown
Experiences in controversies such as these brings out the impossibility of learning anything from facts till they are examined and interpreted by reason; and teaches that the most reckless and treacherous of all theorists is he who professes to let facts and figures speak for themselves, who keeps in the background the part he has played, perhaps unconciously, in the selecting and grouping them, and in suggesting the argument post hoc ergo propter hoc.
Author: Kedar Joshi, Source: http://works.bepress.com/kedar_joshi/17/
God is a philosophical black hole - the point where reason breaks down.
Author: Francis Bacon, Source: Unknown
You cannot by reasoning correct a man of ill opinion which by reasoning he never acquired.
Author: Thomas Paine, Source: Rights of Man, 1791
Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
“Whatever God requires is right … although we may not see the reason thereof till long after.”Author: Joseph Smith, Source: History of the Church, 5:135
Demonstrating the limits of reason is not to reject reason. We can neither reject nor avoid it. We ought not to wish to do so. For reason not only helps us find solutions to problems, it sometimes sharpens the problem.Author: James Faulconer, Source: Another Look at the Problem of Theodicy
The singular nature of Christianity … is easily evidenced by Christ’s astounding pronouncement: ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life’ (John 14:6). Notice that Christ does not say that he knows the truth, or that he carries with him the propositions of truth, or that he exemplifies these propositions. Christ says that he is the truth. Jesus Christ is the Word or ‘Truth made flesh.’ Needless to say, this concrete, embodied truth is a radical departure from Hellenistic and thus Western traditions of a propositional truth.Author: Brent Slife, Source: C. S. Lewis: Drawn by the Truth Made Flesh
It is true that you can reason about doctrinal matters, but you do not get religion into your life until it becomes a matter of personal experience–until you feel something in your soul, until there has been a change made in your heart, until you become a new creature of the Holy Ghost…Author: Bruce R. McConkie, Source: How to Recieve Personal Revelation