Rational Quotes

The brain, knowing that a person can't live forever in this world, rationaliz...

The brain, knowing that a person can't live forever in this world, rationalizes a future, or other-dimensional, world in which immortality is possible. In other words, religion is the earliest form of science fiction. ...Philip Jose Farmer
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 11
🚨︎ report

"In love with insanit...

"In love with insanity, I’m fed up with wisdom and rationality." --Rumi
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 28
🚨︎ report

"Only exceptionally rat...

"Only exceptionally rational men can afford to be absurd." β€” Allan Goldfein
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 15
🚨︎ report

"Growing up is mostly about understanding why t...

"Growing up is mostly about understanding why things are different from what they should be in a rational world. Read Dilbert." -- The Bullsh** Bin
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 20
🚨︎ report

"A rational society is not one in which pe...

"A rational society is not one in which people become sages, but one in which they stop revering idiots." ~ Jakub BoΕΌydar WiΕ›niewski
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 16
🚨︎ report

"Rational hatred is t...

"Rational hatred is the pioneering tool in human development" - unknown
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 15
🚨︎ report

"World domination is such an ugly phrase, I prefer ...

"World domination is such an ugly phrase, I prefer to call it world optimization" - Harry James Potter Evans Verres (Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 09
🚨︎ report

Idealism is a wonderful thing, all y...

Idealism is a wonderful thing, all you really need is someone rational to put it proper use. β€”Kerr Avon, Blake's 7
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 25
🚨︎ report

"Rational arguments don't usually work...

"Rational arguments don't usually work on religious people. Otherwise, there wouldn't be religious people." β€” Doris Egan
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 15
🚨︎ report

β€œThe irrationally rational...

β€œThe irrationally rational is the human who believes they are reasonable” - KJ Ashburn
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 23
🚨︎ report

"Beware of being too rational. In the coun...

"Beware of being too rational. In the country of the insane, the integrated man doesn't become king. He gets lynched." - Aldous Huxley
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 31
🚨︎ report

"The emotional ta...

"The emotional tail wags the rational dog" - Jonathan Haidt
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 31
🚨︎ report

"The emotions of fear or insecurity don’t always obey rational considerations. They...

"The emotions of fear or insecurity don’t always obey rational considerations. They may be exaggerated or even paranoid; but once a whole population is afraid, we are dealing with the reality of the fear rather than the reality of the threat." -Amin Maalouf
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 11
🚨︎ report

"But beauty has its own laws, inconsistent with Christian morality. As a woman...

"But beauty has its own laws, inconsistent with Christian morality. As a woman, I feel free to protest that men today are pilloried for something that was rational and honorable in Greece at the height of its civilization." - Camille Paglia
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 09
🚨︎ report

"The mind's ability to r...

"The mind's ability to rationalize its own shortcomings is unlimited." -Heinlein
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 24
🚨︎ report

"Just as nature takes every obstacle, every impediment, and works around it β€” turns i...

"Just as nature takes every obstacle, every impediment, and works around it β€” turns it to its purposes, incorporates it into itself β€” so, too, a rational being can turn each setback into raw material and use it to achieve its goal." - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 10
🚨︎ report

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational min...

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. - Albert Einstein
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 10
🚨︎ report

"Our great danger in this life is not that we...

"Our great danger in this life is not that we aim too high and fail, but that we aim too low and succeed" - The Rational Male by Rollo Tomassi
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 10
🚨︎ report

β€œWhen I disagree with a rational man, I let reality be our final...

β€œWhen I disagree with a rational man, I let reality be our final arbiter; if I am right, he will learn; if I am wrong, I will learn; one of us will win, but both will profit” -Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 05
🚨︎ report

"Only exceptionally rat...

"Only exceptionally rational men can afford to be absurd." β€” Allan Goldfein
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 03
🚨︎ report

"I wonder who defined man as a rat...

"I wonder who defined man as a rational animal. It was the most premature definition ever given." -Oscar Wilde
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 05
🚨︎ report

β€œTrying to understand superstition ration...

β€œTrying to understand superstition rationally is like trying to pick up something made of wood by using a magnet” - Philip Pullman
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 02
🚨︎ report

β€œNo rational argument will have a rati...

β€œNo rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.” ― Karl Popper
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 09
🚨︎ report

"I’m not irratio...

"I’m not irrational. You’re rationality is just small. "
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 25
🚨︎ report

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational m...

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Einstein
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 09
🚨︎ report

"To the extent that we are...

"To the extent that we are rational we share the same identity." - Rebecca Goldstein
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 03
🚨︎ report

"The perspective of distributed Bayesian inference therefor...

"The perspective of distributed Bayesian inference therefore reveals how collective rationality emerges from the boundedly rational decision mechanisms people use."β€”Krafft et al, 2016
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 18
🚨︎ report

"A full-grown horse or dog, is beyond comparison a more rational, and more conversable animal, t...

"A full-grown horse or dog, is beyond comparison a more rational, and more conversable animal, than an infant of a day or even a month, old. But suppose the case were otherwise, what would it avail? The question is not, Can they reason?, nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?" - Jeremy Bentham
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 01
🚨︎ report

"Injustice is a kind of blasphemy. Nature designe...

"Injustice is a kind of blasphemy. Nature designed rational beings for each other's sake: to help-not harm-one another, as they deserve." Marcus Aurelius
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 06
🚨︎ report

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational min...

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift" -Albert Einstein
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 17
🚨︎ report

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational m...

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Einstein
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 22
🚨︎ report

"What we call rational grounds for our b...

"What we call rational grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational attempts to justify our instincts". -Thomas Huxley
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 06
🚨︎ report

"You are beyond mad," said Locke after several moments of silent, furious thought. "Full-on ...

"You are beyond mad," said Locke after several moments of silent, furious thought. "Full-on barking madness is a state of rational bliss to which you may not aspire. Men living in gutters and drinking their own piss would shun your company. You are a prancing lunatic." β€”Scott Lynch
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 11
🚨︎ report

Politics must be more than marketing. Politics and leadership are about engaging the p...

Politics must be more than marketing. Politics and leadership are about engaging the public in a rational discussion and deliberation about what is best....If it's not that, if its Freudian, then why not let business do it, business can do it better. - Robert Reich
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 10
🚨︎ report

"A full-grown horse or dog, is beyond comparison a more rational, as well as a more conversable an...

"A full-grown horse or dog, is beyond comparison a more rational, as well as a more conversable animal, than an infant of a day or even a month, old. Suppose the case were otherwise, what would it avail? The question is not, Can they reason?, nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?" -Jeremy Bentham
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 19
🚨︎ report

"I think I got off on the wrong pla...

"I think I got off on the wrong planet. Beam me up Scotty, there's no rational life here." -Robert Anton Wilson
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 21
🚨︎ report

Rationality is avoi...

Rationality is avoidance of systemic ruin.β€”Nassim Nicholas Taleb
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 28
🚨︎ report

"It's not that life is rational or that life is ir...

"It's not that life is rational or that life is irrational, but that it is almost rational leaving behind no congruency, predictability; sometimes no hope."
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 22
🚨︎ report

"True pessimists see themselves as such-- p...

"True pessimists see themselves as such-- pseudo-pessimists think them self to be rational, and are actually just cranky curmudgeons."
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 02
🚨︎ report

"music does not pass through rati...

"music does not pass through rationality to express its essence, it crosses right to our emotion." -Unknown
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 04
🚨︎ report

"If you think about it rationally...

"If you think about it rationally, you don't really need turtles." - Ayumu "Osaka" Kasuga (Azumanga Daioh)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 08
🚨︎ report

"A cultural system divided against itself cannot behave i...

"A cultural system divided against itself cannot behave in a rational manner." - Anthropologist Leslie White. (One of the "House Divided" quotes from www.QuoteCounterquotes.com)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 30
🚨︎ report

"The idea there is that we have gone sick by following a path of...

"The idea there is that we have gone sick by following a path of untrammelled rationalism, male dominance, attention to the visible surface of things, practicality, bottom-line-ism." - Terence McKenna
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 05
🚨︎ report