Reasons - Quotes

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When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always different.

George Santayana

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Smart people believe weird things because they are better at rationalizing their beliefs that they hold for non-smart reasons.

Michael Shermer

A lot of times when people make accusations like that about other people - "Oh, he can't really be doing this for principled reasons, he must have some corrupt, nefarious reason" - they're saying a lot more about themselves than they are the target of their accusations, because those people, the ones who make that accusation, they themselves never act for any reason other than corrupt reasons, so they assume that everybody else is plagued by the same disease of soullessness as they are, and so that's the assumption.

Glenn Greenwald

The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.

Blaise Pascal

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, that they will be forced to deal with pain.

James Baldwin

People are not stupid. They believe things for reasons. The last way for skeptics to get the attention of bright, curious, intelligent people is to belittle or condescend or to show arrogance toward their beliefs.

Carl Sagan

People may believe correct things for the damndest and weirdest of wrong reasons.

Stephen Jay Gould

The problem with faith, is that it really is a conversation stopper. Faith is a declaration of immunity to the powers of conversation. It is a reason, why you do not have to give reasons, for what you believe.

Sam Harris

Where we have reasons for what we believe, we have no need of faith; where we have no reasons, we have lost both our connection to the world and to one another.

Sam Harris

All human beings search for either reasons to be good, or excuses to be bad.

Chuck Palahniuk

Just because you`re an atheist, that doesn`t mean you wouldn`t love for things to have reasons for why they are.

Jonathan Safran Foer

We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.

Albert Barnes

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.

Woody Allen

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