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Ever since the Enlightenment, people thought that we were living in a rational universe. They thought that God was a mathematician and that the function of the scientist was to figure out the mathematical rules whereby the universe was created.
The why is what makes journalism an adult game. The why is what makes policy coherent and useful. The why is what transforms bureaucrats and foot soldiers and political leaders into viable instruments of rational and affirmative change. The why is everything and without it, the very suggestion of human progress becomes a cosmic joke.
Our rational minds often attempt to minimise or negate the mystical encounters. We forget the power of our experiences. We must embrace the reality of that event, which is a miracle.
TO fear God, is one of the first and greatest Duties of his rational Creatures.
I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greek and Roman leave to us.
It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
I have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist, then it would choose the American system.
If we did not have rational souls, we would not be able to believe.
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Presented with the claims of nineteenth-century racist anthropology, a rational person will ask two sorts of questions: 'What is the scientific status of the claims?' 'What social or ideological needs do they serve?'
Family relationships trigger childhood wounds, and those wounds often trump our rational thinking. We can't 'rationally' transcend the kind of primal pain that such relationships can arouse.
It is not to be forgotten that what we call rational grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational attempts to justify our instincts.
Science stands for rational thought, faith for superstition and unreason.
I started to call myself a rational therapist in 1955; later I used the term rational emotive. Now I call myself a rational emotive behavior therapist.
Illogical thinkers throw names and slurs around because they have no arguments with which to rebut their opponents. Rational people have to keep hammering their points home.
The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason.
Poetry involves the mysteries of the irrational perceived through rational words.
Indeed, in view of its function, religion stands in greater need of a rational foundation of its ultimate principles than even the dogmas of science.
In the first period religious life appears as a form of discipline which the individual or a whole people must accept as an unconditional command without any rational understanding of the ultimate meaning and purpose of that command.
I think I got off on the wrong planet. Beam me up Scotty, there's no rational life here.
Robert Anton Wilson
How can a rational being be ennobled by any thing that is not obtained by its own exertions?
A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.
Papa always makes it clear that he would like to know me as much more rational and lucid than the girls and women he gets to know during his analytic hours.
The human race will then become one family, and the world will be the dwelling of Rational Men.
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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