quotes tagged with 'reason'

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 Jefferson, Source: 1824Saved by ImaWriterIII in government thomasjefferson reason persuasion logic republic 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

God destines us for an end beyond the grasp of reason.

Author: Thomas Aquinas, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in destiny reason EDS thomasaquinas 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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: Alfred Marshall, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in controversy reason alfredmarshall 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

God is a philosophical black hole - the point where reason breaks down.

Author: Kedar Joshi, Source: http://works.bepress.com/kedar_joshi/17/Saved by infobuff in god reason philosophy 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

You cannot by reasoning correct a man of ill opinion which by reasoning he never acquired.

Author: Francis Bacon, Source: UnknownSaved by Jacob in reason opinion 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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.

Author: Thomas Paine, Source: Rights of Man, 1791Saved by jrbond in liberty freedom truth reason 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
“Whatever God requires is right … although we may not see the reason thereof till long after.”
Author: Joseph Smith, Source: History of the Church, 5:135Saved by dyejo in obedience faith reason blind smith jospeh 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
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 Saved by ldsphilosopher in reason rationalism 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
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 FleshSaved by ldsphilosopher in truth christ reason christianity philosophy greek 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
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 RevelationSaved by ldsphilosopher in religion revelation experience doctrine reason repentence 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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