Quotes by rational

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  • Mary Wortley Montagu
    Mary Wortley Montagu
    English aristocrat, letter writer and poet 1689-1762
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    Nature has not placed us in an inferior rank to men, no more than the females of other animals, where we see no distinction of capacity, though I am persuaded if there was a commonwealth of rational horses... it would be an established maxim amongst them that a mare could not be taught to pace.
  • Charles Horton Cooley
    Charles Horton Cooley
    American sociologist 1864-1929
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    So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not its absence but the use of higher and more rational forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational.
  • Norman Douglas
    Norman Douglas
    British Author 1868-1952
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    A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
    St. Thomas Aquinas
    Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest 1225-1274
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    A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.
  • Adelbert von Chamisso
    Adelbert von Chamisso
    German poet and botanist 1781-1838
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    A person without a shadow should keep out of the sun, that is the only safe and rational plan.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    All fear is bad, and ought to be overcome not by fairy tales, but by courage and rational reflection.
    Source: On Fear
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    All I desire for my own burial is not to be buried alive; but how or where, I think, must be entirely indifferent to every rational creature.
    Source: Letters (1892)
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Beware of being too rational. In the country of the insane, the integrated man doesn't become king. He gets lynched.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
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    Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.
  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand
    Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
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    Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics - a rational ethics - as a precondition of rebirth.
  • Joseph Wood Krutch
    Joseph Wood Krutch
    American writer, critic, and naturalist 1893-1970
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    Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies.
  • Nathaniel Branden
    Nathaniel Branden
    Canadian–American psychotherapist and writer 1930-2014
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    For the rational, psychologically healthy man, the desire for pleasure is the desire to celebrate his control over reality. For the neurotic, the desire for pleasure is the desire to escape from reality.
  • John Locke
    John Locke
    English philosopher 1632-1704
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    Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these are the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work, and guided.
  • William Wycherley
    William Wycherley
    British drama writer 1640-1716
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    Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.
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