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Top 100 Quotes About Reason And Faith

#1. Conscious auto-suggestion, made with confidence, faith, and perseverance realizes itself automatically, in all matters within reason. - Author: Emile Coue
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#2. Or if she just preferred a world where hope and creativity and faith trump reason? - Author: Jandy Nelson
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#3. The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings. - Author: J.M. Barrie
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#4. I have my faith, and that is a strong anchor. I will not stop praying. I believe all things happen for a reason. We may not see it right now, but Londy will be vindicated, and God will work all this out for the best. - Author: Janice Cantore
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#5. Never have I greater reason for suspicion that when I am particularly pleased with myself, my faith, my progress, and my alms. - Author: Christian Scriver
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#6. Every worldview has to bring together reason and faith. - Author: Ravi Zacharias
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#7. Our requests are necessary expressly to strengthen our faith, through which alone we can be saved. 'By grace are we saved through faith' (Eph. 2:8). 'O woman, great is your faith' (Mt. 15:28). For this reason the Lord made the woman pray earnestly, in order to awaken her faith and to strengthen it. - Author: John Of Kronstadt
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#8. An enlightened trust in the sovereignty of human reason can be every bit as magical as the exploits of Merlin, and a faith in our capacity for limitless self-improvement just as much a wide-eyed superstition as a faith in leprechauns. - Author: Terry Eagleton
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#9. Philosophic argument, especially that drawn from the vastness of the universe, in comparison with the apparent insignificance of this globe, has sometimes shaken my reason for the faith that is in me; but my heart has always assured and reassured me that - Author: Daniel Webster
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#10. Reason and Faith are not antithetical, but rather synergistic. - Author: R. Alan Woods
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#11. The chief characteristics of the [liberal] attitude are human sympathy, a receptivity to change, and a scientific willingness to follow reason rather than faith. - Author: Chester Bowles
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#12. The more one delves into Rumi's life and his mystical poetry it becomes clear that for him, the issue of faith and reason is incomplete unless one includes the central theme of love. - Author: Rumi
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#13. Catholics have always held that the soul is immeasurably more important than the body. Therefore, one who destroys the faith and grace that are the life of the soul is more guilty than one who merely kills the body. For this reasonable attitude there is surely no reason to apologize. - Author: Diane Moczar
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#14. To believe something in the face of evidence and against reason - to believe something by faith - is ignoble, irresponsible and ignorant, and merits the opposite of respect, - Author: A.C. Grayling
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#15. What is faith? Is it to believe that which is evident? No. It is perfectly evident to my mind that there exists a necessary, eternal, supreme, and intelligent being. This is no matter of faith, but of reason. - Author: Voltaire
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#16. Religion, as it is generally taught all over the world, is said to be based upon faith and belief, and, in most cases, consists only of different sets of theories, and that is the reason why we find all religions quarrelling with one another. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#17. On the road halfway between faith and criticism stands the inn of reason. reason is faith in what can be understood without faith, but it's still a faith, since to understand presupposes that there's something understandable. - Author: Fernando Pessoa
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#18. We have faith in the potentialities of others, of ourselves, and of mankind because, and only to the degree to which, we have experienced the growth of our own potentialities, the reality of growth in ourselves, the strength of our own power of reason and love. - Author: Erich Fromm
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#19. The basic cause of totalitarianism is two ideas: men's rejection of reason in favor of faith, and of self-interest in favor of self-sacrifice. If - Author: Ayn Rand
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#20. The difference between faith and superstition is that the first uses reason to go as far as it can, and then makes the jump; the second shuns reason entirely - which is why superstition is not the ally, but the enemy, of true religion. - Author: Sydney J. Harris
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#21. Freethinkers reject faith as a valid tool of knowledge. Faith is the opposite of reason because reason imposes very strict limits on what can be true, and faith has no limits at all. A Great Escape into faith is no retreat to safety. It is nothing less than surrender. - Author: Dan Barker
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#22. The reason that people do not have a rich, beautiful faith is that their spirit is denied the privilege of communion and fellowship with the Father. - Author: John G. Lake
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#23. For just as the first general precepts of the law of nature are self-evident to one in possession of natural reason, and have no need of promulgation, so also that of believing in God is primary and self-evident to one who has faith: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is. - Author: Thomas Aquinas
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#24. For me, my faith is the reason I run. I definitely feel I have this amazing gift that God has blessed me with, and it's all about using it to the best of my ability. - Author: Allyson Felix
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#25. You believe it can't happen to you until it does, and it's too late - Author: Bangambiki Habyarimana
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#26. Nobody gets argued all the way into becoming a believer on the sheer basis of logic and reason. That requires a leap of faith. - Author: Francis Collins
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#27. Desire backed by faith, pushed reason aside, and inspired me to carry on. - Author: Napoleon Hill
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#28. The main reason, Your Holiness, of why we are here today, is it is not the business of the church to stray from the field of faith and morals and wonder into the playground that is science ... it is not the business of the church to pronounce on science. - Author: Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton Of Brenchley
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#29. Modern history is, as you all know, full of examples of great movements that disappeared because they had ceased to have any genuine reason for existence. The important thing is to have a faith to live by, and that goes for us in this party. - Author: Robert Menzies
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#30. Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason. - Author: Hal Borland
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#31. The reader of these reflections of mine on the Trinity should bear in mind that my pen is on the watch against the sophistries of those who scorn the starting-point of faith, and allow themselves to be deceived through an unseasonable and misguided love of reason. - Author: Augustine Of Hippo
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#32. I am arguing that faith as such, faith as an alleged method of acquiring knowledge, is totally invalid and as a consequence, all propositions of faith, because they lack rational demonstration, must conflict with reason. - Author: George H. Smith
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#33. Atheists are my brothers and sisters of a different faith, and every word they speak speaks of faith. Like me, they go as far as the legs of reason will carry them
and then they leap. - Author: Yann Martel
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#34. Do not ignore the voice of your heart always in favor of your logical mind. For the heart remembers beauties that the mind cannot recall and thus speaks for a reason. - Author: Tonny K. Brown
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#35. To save the world requires faith and courage: faith in reason, and courage to proclaim what reason shows to be true. - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#36. Honestly, happy. This happened for a reason. By having to answer that question in front of a national audience, God was testing my character and faith. I'm glad I stayed true to myself. - Author: Carrie Prejean
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#37. Teach us to know that we cannot know, for the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Let faith support us where reason fails, and we shall think because we believe, not in order that we may believe. - Author: A.W. Tozer
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#38. The religious wars showed that the Christian faith was no longer Europe's unifying force. A new common ground was needed, and it was found in reason, which is something that is shared by all of mankind. This was one of the roots of the Enlightenment and its concept of universal human rights. - Author: Walter Kasper
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#39. It is time that scientists and other public intellectuals observed that the contest between faith and reason is zero-sum. - Author: Sam Harris
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#40. These are strange times. Reason, which once combatted faith and seemed to have conquered it, now has to look to faith to save it from dissolution. - Author: Johan Huizinga
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#41. I find every sect, as far as reason will help them, make use of it gladly: and where it fails them, they cry out, It is a matter of faith, and above reason. - Author: John Locke
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#42. A traveler. By my faith, you have great reason to be sad. I fear you have sold your own lands to see other men's. Then to have seen much and to have nothing is to have rich eyes and poor hands. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#43. Reason and faith are both banks of the same river. - Author: Domenico Cieri
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#44. Rationality belongs to the cool observer, but because of the stupidity of the average man, he follows not reason, but faith, and the naive faith requires necessary illusion and emotionally potent oversimplifications which are provided by the myth-maker to keep ordinary person on course. - Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
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#45. Modernity gone wrong has isolated humanity and made human reason autonomous of (and dismissive toward) revelation. - Author: John Mark Reynolds
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#46. I found a religion that blended scientific reason with spiritual reality in a unifying faith far removed from the headlines of violence, destruction and terrorism. - Author: Cat Stevens
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#47. If faith is a valid tool of knowledge, then anything can be true 'by faith,' and therefore nothing is true. If the only reason you can accept a claim is by faith, then you are admitting that the claim does not stand on its own merits. - Author: Dan Barker
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#48. One of the characteristics of early modern thought was a tendency to assume binary contrasts. In an attempt to define phenomena more exactly, categories of experience that had once co-inhered were now set off against each other: faith and reason, intellect and emotion, and church and state. - Author: Karen Armstrong
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#49. There are subjects where reason cannot take us far and we have to accept things on faith. Faith then does not contradict reason but transcends it. Faith is a kind of sixth sense which works in cases which are without the purview of reason. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#50. Reason is one thing and faith is another and reason can as little be made a substitute for faith, as faith can be made a substitute for reason. - Author: John Henry Newman
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#51. Its helpful to know the reasons for our faith ... it helps us not be so vulnerable to doubt, and it helps us not be so vulnerable to false doctrine. - Author: Holly Ordway
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#52. Revelation in matters where reason cannot judge, or but probably, ought to be hearkened to. First, Whatever proposition is revealed, of whose truth our mind, by its natural faculties and notions, cannot judge, that is purely matter of faith, and above reason. - Author: John Locke
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#53. The only angels we need invoke are those of our better nature: reason, honesty, and love. The only demons we must fear are those that lurk inside every human mind: ignorance, hatred, greed, and faith, which is surely the devil's masterpiece. - Author: Sam Harris
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#54. I am pleading for the future; I am pleading for a time when hatred and cruelty will not control the hearts of men. When we can learn by, reason and judgment and understanding and faith that all life is worth saving, and that mercy is the highest attribute of man. - Author: Clarence Darrow
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#55. Religion doesn't just cloud our minds. It asks us to deliberately deceive ourselves
to replace reason with its opposite, faith. And when men operate on faith, they can no longer be reasoned with, which makes them more dangerous than any sane man, good or evil. - Author: James L. Sutter
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#56. Just another lonely broken hero picking up the pieces of my mind. Running out of faith and hope and reason, I'm running out of time. - Author: Ozzy Osbourne
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#57. [Patriotism] is in itself a kind of religion: it does not reason, but it acts from the impulse of faith and sentiment. - Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
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#58. To the extent that in one's act of faith one participates in the truth through reason and heart, faith already implies a particular level of knowledge and of certainty. - Author: Osman Bakar
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#59. Faith is not opposed to reason, but it is sometimes opposed to feelings and appearances. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#60. She had lived her whole life on shifting quicksand, where reason and the intellect were not to be trusted, where only faith was valid, and blind faith was sacred. She, herself, had enforced mindless conformity to that empty evil. - Author: Terry Goodkind
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#61. As I lay in the late hours of night or perhaps the wee hours of morning, I felt content. I'd been right to keep faith and trust when I had no reason to. I didn't expect any grand gestures or magical solutions to things, but my hope was fueled. - Author: J.M. Northup
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#62. Reason tells the soul how mistaken it is in thinking that all these earthly things are of the slightest value by comparison with what it is seeking. A little recollection reminds it that all these things come to an end. And faith instructs it in what the soul must do to find satisfaction ... - Author: Eknath Easwaran
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#63. The battle for the lead between faith and reason can be settled by accepting the guiding hand of an experienced navigator. - Author: Elaine Orabona Foster
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#64. ...atheism leaves no room for excuses... - Author: Travis Culliton
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#65. ... beg Love's pardon for your want of faith. Helen chose you without reason because she loves you without cause; embrace her without question and watch your weather change. - Author: John Barth
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#66. My faith inspires me so much. It is the very reason that I run. I feel that my running is completely a gift from God and it is my responsibility to use it to glorify him. - Author: Allyson Felix
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#67. Faith is belief without evidence and reason; coincidentally that's also the definition of delusion. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#68. So it is with human reason, which strives not against faith, when enlightened, but rather furthers and advances it. - Author: Martin Luther
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#69. A man should remind himself that an object of faith is not scientifically demonstrable, lest presuming to demonstrate what is of faith, he should produce inconclusive reasons and offer occasion for unbelievers to scoff at a faith based on such ground. - Author: Thomas Aquinas
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#70. I prefer rationalism to atheism. The question of God and other objects-of-faith are outside reason and play no part in rationalism, thus you don't have to waste your time in either attacking or defending. - Author: Isaac Asimov
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#71. In Scripture, faith involves placing trust in what you have reason to believe is true. Faith is not a blind, irrational leap into the dark. So faith and reason cooperate on a biblical view of faith. They are not intrinsically hostile. - Author: J.P. Moreland
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#72. Hide your gold, your faith and the reason of you journey. - Author: Eduard Heine
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#73. Faith is belief without reason; we operate on reason and nothing but. I have zero faith in my crew, just absolute confidence. - Author: Iain M. Banks
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#74. I've left the Church - for many reasons that I've written about publicly - but it's still a large part of my identity, and I still have my faith, if not my Church. - Author: Julianna Baggott
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#75. Too often today, we do not rely on faith so much as on our own ability to reason and solve problems. - Author: Joseph B. Wirthlin
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#76. Everybody in this life has their challenges and difficulties. That is part of our mortal test. The reason for some of these trials cannot be readily understood except on the basis of faith and hope because there is often a larger purpose which we do not always understand. Peace comes through hope. - Author: James E. Faust
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#77. Neither tolerance nor intolerance is grounded in science and reason, but they are themselves acts of faith grounded in social custom and the politics of expediency and power - Author: John Money
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#78. I have great faith that there's a master plan and that even if we don't understand it and even if it's heartbreaking, there's a reason for everything. And I hold on to that. - Author: Terri Irwin
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#79. The reason some of us are such poor specimens of Christianity is because we have no Almighty Christ. We have Christian attributes and experiences, but there is no abandonment to Jesus Christ. - Author: Oswald Chambers
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#80. Sweep up the debris of decaying faith;
Sweep down the cobwebs of worn-out out beliefs,
And throw your soul wide open to the light of reason and of knowledge.
Be not afraid
To thrust aside half-truths and grasp the whole. - Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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#81. I don't believe there's a reason for everything, and having faith doesn't mean I'm blind. I believe people make poor choices. I believe bad things happen to good people. I believe there's evil in the word that I will never understand, but will never stop fighting. - Author: Tammara Webber
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#82. It is a life of FAITH, not of intellect and reason, but a life of knowing Who makes us go. - Author: Oswald Chambers
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#83. In the woods, we return to reason and faith. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#84. Such a faith would be fatal to my reason, to my liberty, and even to the success of my undertakings; it would immediately transform me into a stupid slave, an instrument of the will and interests of others. - Author: Mikhail Bakunin
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#85. Faith is the mortar that fills the cracks in the evidence and the gaps in the logic, and thus it is faith that keeps the whole terrible edifice of religious certainty still looming dangerously over our world. - Author: Sam Harris
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#86. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#87. I began to realize that the most profound wisdom of man was rooted in the answers given by faith and that I did not have the right to deny them on the grounds of reason; above all, I realized that these answers alone can form a reply to the question of life. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#88. Reason is a tool to help us better understand and defend our faith; as Anselm put it, ours is a faith that seeks understanding. - Author: William Lane Craig
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#89. I argue that in a world where people must support their opinions with evidence and reason rather than faith, we would experience less conflict over issues like assisted suicide, gay rights, birth control, and sexual morality. - Author: Jerry A. Coyne
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#90. The White House, in advancing the agenda for a [school] "choice" plan, rests its faith on market mechanisms. What reason have the black and very poor to lend their credence to a market system that has proved so obdurate and so resistant to their pleas at every turn? - Author: Jonathan Kozol
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#91. Intuition is not a single way of knowing - it's our ability to hold space for uncertainty and our willingness to trust the many ways we've developed knowledge and insight, including instinct, experience, faith
and reason. - Author: Brene Brown
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#92. Faith and feelings are the darkness to reason's light. - Author: Terry Goodkind
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#93. I have endeavoured to dissipate these religious superstitions from the minds of women, and base their faith on science and reason, where I found for myself at last that peace and comfort I could never find in the Bible and the church. - Author: Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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#94. The highest function of humanity is belief, that activity of spirit that proceeds upon the pathway of reason, until it comes to some great promontory, and then spreads its wings, and upon the basis of its earlier journeying, takes eternity into its grasp. - Author: G. Campbell Morgan
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#95. My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason. - Author: Norman Cousins
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#96. What is the purpose of reason, Richard Parker? Is it no more than to shine at practicalities - the getting of food, clothing and shelter? Why can't reason give greater answers? Why can we throw a question further than we can pull in an answer? Why such a vast net of there's so little fish to catch? - Author: Yann Martel
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#97. Faith is the master, and reason the maid-servant. - Author: Martin Luther
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#98. If reason be a gift of Heaven, and we can say as much of faith, Heaven has certainly made us two gifts not only incompatible, but in direct contradiction to each other. In order to solve the difficulty, we are compelled to say either that faith is a chimera or that reason is useless. - Author: Denis Diderot
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#99. Poetry is sane because it floats easily in an infinite sea; reason seeks to cross the infinite sea, and so make it finite. The result is mental exhaustion. To accept everything is an exercise, to understand everything a strain. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#100. Marriage is an institution that existed before governments existed. It's something that reflects nature and reflects God and God's will for us. And both from the standpoint of faith and reason it makes all the sense in the world. And it's beneficial for society. - Author: Rick Santorum
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