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Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion.
Charles de Montesquieu
The one thing about my life that's different from others is that I wake up for no one, and for some reason, that's just good for your creativity.
The reason actors, artists, writers have agents is because we'll do it for nothing. That's a basic fact - you gotta do it.
The reason the future feels odd is because of its unpredictability. If the future didn't feel weirdly unexpected, then something would be wrong.
A noble heart will always capitulate to reason.
In fact, it is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of its own reason.
One reason why I don't drink is because I wish to know when I am having a good time.
The universe is large and old, and the ingredients for life as we know it are everywhere, so there's no reason to think that Earth would be unique in that regard. Whether of not the life became intelligent is a different question, and we'll see if we find that.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy, but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.
For whatever reason, maybe it's because of my story, but people associate Livestrong with exercise and physical fitness, health and lifestyle choices like that.
Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning.
It is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger.
I think people come into our lives for a reason, and we can learn from them, and they have lessons to teach us.
I got the nickname Spitfire for a reason - I burned inside to play volleyball.
I believe that there's a way to question authority with manners, with dignity. There's no reason to be rude about it.
One reason we resist making deliberate choices is that choice equals change and most of us, feeling the world is unpredictable enough, try to minimise the trauma of change in our personal lives.
I think most people are more susceptible to prejudice than to reason.
It is not reason which is the guide of life, but custom.
Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable.
All that I say is, examine, inquire. Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against. Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you.
Experience teaches that when the will and imagination are in conflict, the imagination usually wins. What we imagine may defeat our reason and make us slaves to what we taste, see, hear, smell, and feel in the mind's eye. The body is indeed the servant of the mind.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
All military regimes use security as the reason why they should remain in power. It's nothing original.
Aung San Suu Kyi
He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; and he that dares not reason is a slave.
Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason.
William R. Alger
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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