85 Age Of Reason Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Age Of Reason Quotes (Best in 2024)

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If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in a quite different world. — Christopher Hitchens

Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form. — Karl Marx

We begin with the hypothesis that any subject can be taught effectively in some intellectually honest form to any child at any stage of development. — Jerome Bruner

All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason. — Immanuel Kant

How did reason come into the world? As is fitting, in an irrational manner, by accident. One will have to guess at it as at a riddle. — Friedrich Nietzsche

A fourth-grade reader may be a sixth-grade mathematician. The grade is an administrative device which does violence to the nature of the developmental process. — B. F. Skinner

The soul of man is divided into three parts, intelligence, reason, and passion. Intelligence and passion are possessed by other animals, but reason by man alone. — Pythagoras

The science of mathematics presents the most brilliant example of how pure reason may successfully enlarge its domain without the aid of experience — Immanuel Kant

One of the many interesting and surprising experiences of the beginner in child analysis is to find in even very young children a capacity for insight which is often far greater than that of adults. — Melanie Klein

[R]eason is... given to us as a practical faculty, that is, as one that influences the will. — Immanuel Kant

Short Age Of Reason Quotes

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  • The Bible: a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalise mankind. — Thomas Paine
  • Drunkenness, the ruin of reason, the destruction of strength, premature old age, momentary death. — Saint Basil
  • Newton was not the first of the age of reason, he was the last of the magicians. — John Maynard Keynes
  • Catholic, which I was until I reached the age of reason — George Carlin
  • The age of ignorance commenced with the Christian system. — Thomas Paine
  • The study of theology, as it stands in the Christian churches, is the study of nothing. — Thomas Paine
  • It is only by the exercise of reason that man can discover God. — Thomas Paine
  • It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. — Thomas Paine
  • Age is just a number, not a state of mind or a reason for any type of particular behaviour. — Cecelia Ahern
  • The most important function of the university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself. — Allan Bloom
Age of reason quote Believe in your dreams. They were given to you for a reason.
Believe in your dreams. They were given to you for a reason.

What Is Age Quotes

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Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what is already known? Or should we try to develop creative and innovative minds, capable of discovery from the preschool age on, throughout life? — Jean Piaget

When you decide to be something, you can be it. That's what they don't tell you in the church. When I was your age, they would say we can become cops or criminals. Today, what I'm saying to you is this: when you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference? — Frank Costello

What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age. — Sylvia Plath

Age of reason quote Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should
Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.

Of course there is no formula for success, except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life, and what it brings — Arthur Rubinstein

Only 20 percent of our longevity is genetically determined. The rest is what we do, how we live our lives and increasingly the molecules that we take. It's not the loss of our DNA that causes aging, it's the problems in reading the information, the epigenetic noise. — David Sinclair

Aging is just like any deterioration of the body. It fulfills every category of what we call a disease except one: it impacts more than half the population. — David Sinclair

Age of reason quote Forget all the reasons why it won't work and believe the one reason it will.
Forget all the reasons why it won't work and believe the one reason it will.

My love life is like a piece of Swiss cheese; most of it's missing, and what's there stinks. — Joan Rivers

There is no upper limit to what individuals are capable of doing with their minds. There is no age limit that bars them from beginning. There is no obstacle that cannot be overcome if they persist and believe. — H. G. Wells

We used to think that aging was a lot like, as if we were cars made fresh and youthful and then we've entered this breakdown in diet. What we didn't realize until recently is that we're much more complex than a car. We fix ourselves if we're broken. — David Sinclair

On the one hand, we all want to be happy. On the other hand, we all know the things that make us happy. But we don't do those things. Why? Simple. We are too busy. Too busy doing what? Too busy trying to be happy. This is the paradox of happiness that has bewitched our age. — Matthew Kelly

Age Increases Quotes

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Sleep sweetly, tender heart, in peace;Sleep, holy spirit, blessed soul,While the stars burn, the moons increase,And the great ages onward roll. Sleep till the end, true soul and sweet. Nothing comes to thee new or strange. Sleep full of rest from head to feet;Lie still, dry dust, secure of change. — Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age. — Ernest Hemingway

GDP statistics evolved during the Industrial Age and do not seem to be keeping up with the digital age. Thanks to productivity, real GDP growth probably is higher and inflation lower than reported, suggesting that the quality of earnings has increased significantly. — Cathie Wood

Age of reason quote You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that
You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy.

Our reluctance to honestly examine the experience of aging and dying has increased the harm we inflict on people and denied them the basic comforts they most need. — Atul Gawande

May joy and good fellowship reign, and in this manner, may the Olympic Torch pursue its way through ages, increasing friendly understanding among nations, for the good of a humanity always more enthusiastic, more courageous and more pure. — Pierre de Coubertin

In other words, to get the most out of your time and money, timing matters. So to increase your overall lifetime fulfillment, it’s important to have each experience at the right age. — Bill Perkins

Age of reason quote Celebrate the people in your life who are there because they love you for no oth
Celebrate the people in your life who are there because they love you for no other reason than because you are you.

Exercise is remarkably beneficial for the brain. High fitness levels in midlife delayed dementia onset by 9.5 years in women. Larger brain volumes have also been linked to increased physical activity. Maintain youthful brain volume by embracing exercise. We can transform our brain health as we age. — Rhonda Patrick

Though smoking increases the risk of getting cancer fivefold, being 50 years old increases your cancer risk a hundredfold. — David Sinclair

There is a certain phase in the life of the aged when the warmth of the heart seems to increase in direct proportion with the years. — John Phillips Marquand

There is a certain phase in the life of the aged when the warmth of the heart seems to increase in direct proportion with the years. — John Phillips

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More Age Of Reason Quotes

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I have always strenuously supported the right of every man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies to another this right, makes a slave of himself to his present opinion, because he precludes himself the right of changing it. — Thomas Paine

Religion is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize humankind; and, for my part, I sincerely detest it as I detest everything that is cruel. — Thomas Paine

Although the patriarchal ego prides itself on being reasonable, the twentieth century has been anything but the Age of Reason. In our collective neurosis, we have raped the earth, disrupted the delicate balance of nature, and created phallic missiles of mass destruction. — Marion Woodman

...It would be more consistent that we call [the Bible] the work of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind. — Thomas Paine

I am fifty-two years of age. I am a bishop in the Anglican Church, and a few people might be constrained to say that I was reasonably responsible. In the land of my birth I cannot vote... — Desmond Tutu

Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age. — George Eliot

Technically, the city of Ankh-Morpork is a Tyranny, which is not always the same thing as a monarchy, and in fact even the post of Tyrant has been somewhat redefined by the incumbent, Lord Vetinari, as the only form of democracy that works. Everyone is entitled to vote, unless disqualified by reason of age or not being Lord Vetinari. — Terry Pratchett

I do not believe that there are any such things as gods and goddesses, for exactly the same reasons as I do not believe there are fairies, goblins or sprites, and these reasons should be obvious to anyone over the age of ten. — A.C. Grayling

Today, in the age of standardized testing, thinking and acting, reason and judgment have been thrown out the window just as teachers are increasingly being deskilled and forced to act as semi-robotic technicians good for little more than teaching for the test. — Henry Giroux

It is from the Bible that man has learned cruelty, rapine, and murder; for the belief of a cruel God makes a cruel man. — Thomas Paine

For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives. — Amy Lowell

For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

You must never stop dreaming. Face reality, yes. But don't stop with the way things are; dream of things as they ought to be. Dream of peace. Peace is rational and reasonable. War is irrational in this age and unwinnable. — Jesse Jackson

The study of theology, as it stands in Christian churches, is the study of nothing; it is founded on nothing; it rests on no principles; it proceeds by no authorities; it has no data; it can demonstrate nothing; and it admits of no conclusion. — Thomas Paine

We must choose for others as we have reason to believe they would choose for themselves if they were at the age of reason and deciding rationally. — John Rawls

The reason for the slow progress of the world seems to lie in a single fact. Every man is born under the yoke, and grows up beneath the oppressions of his age. — John Jay Chapman

Modern art did not just happen. It came as a result of a deep reversal of spiritual values in the Age of Reason, a movement that in the course of a little more than two centuries changed the world. — Hans Rookmaaker

Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent. — Mahatma Gandhi

Our age is pre-eminently the age of sympathy, as the eighteenth century was the age of reason. Our ideal men and women are they, whose sympathies have had the widest culture, whose aims do not end with self, whose philanthropy, though centrifugal, reaches around the globe. — Frances E. Willard

Commentators who today talk of 'The Dark Ages' when faith instead of reason was said to ruthlessly rule, have for their animadversions only the excuse of perfect ignorance. Both Aquinas' intellectual gifts and his religious nature were of a kind that is no longer commonly seen in the Western world. — David Berlinski

Srebrenica's not simply another reminder of man's inhumanity to man, but how intelligent people can always come up with intelligent reasons to do nothing. — Scott Simon

I think the real reason so many youngsters are clamoring for freedom of some vague sort, is because of unrest and dissatisfaction with present conditions; I don't believe this machine age gives full satisfaction in a spiritual way, if the term may be allowed. — Robert E. Howard

A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself. — Baltasar Gracian

He was then in his fifty-fourth year, when even in the case of poets reason and passion begin to discuss a peace treaty and usually conclude it not very long afterwards. — Georg C. Lichtenberg

...Thomas did not believe the resurrection [John 20:25], and, as they say, would not believe without having ocular and manual demonstration himself. So neither will I, and the reason is equally as good for me, and for every other person, as for Thomas. — Thomas Paine

If you can find a passion at a young age, somewhere between fifteen and thirty, if you can find that passion, I can pretty much guarantee you that you can be sixty-five and still love that passion and still have a reason to dance out of bed and down the hall every morning. — Stevie Nicks

The largest mistake would be to start to move away from petroleum, a proven and economic energy source, to more speculative and expensive sources...The world will eventually leave the age of oil, but there is no geologic reason for this to happen until near the end of the 21st century. — David Deming

The truth is that we all need repentance. If we are capable of reason and past the age of eight, we all need the cleansing that comes through applying the full effects of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. — Henry B. Eyring

Nature, with her customary beneficence, has ordained that man shall not learn how to live until the reasons for living are stolen from him, that he shall find no enjoyment until he has become incapable of vivid pleasure. — Giacomo Leopardi

Newton was not the first of the age of reason. He was the last of the magicians, the last of the Babylonians and Sumerians, the last great mind that looked out on the visible and intellectual world with the same eyes as those who began to build our intellectual inheritance rather less than 10,000 years ago. — John Maynard Keynes

The Age of Reason has turned out to be the Age of Structure; a time when, in the absence of purpose, the drive for power as a value in itself has become the principal indicator of social approval. And the winning of power has become the measure of social merit. — John Ralston Saul

In the formation of our constitution the wisdom of all ages is collected-the legislators of antiquity are consulted, as well as the opinions and interests of the millions who are concerned. It short, it is an empire of reason. — Noah Webster

When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind, as to [profess] things he does not believe, he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime. — Thomas Paine

And therefore education at the University mostly worked by the age-old method of putting a lot of young people in the vicinity of a lot of books and hoping that something would pass from one to the other, while the actual young people put themselves in the vicinity of inns and taverns for exactly the same reason. — Terry Pratchett

I get a message from my dad. In the mood I'm in, I tear up to see his name in my inbox, and imagine him down the hall in bed, propped on pillows, emailing me. "Hon,Enjoyed our gelato date the other night. I just want to say I'm proud of you for a lot of reasons. Also, I've attached a picture of my foot."He's such a weirdo goofball. I love him. — Sara Zarr

Great stories teach you something. That's one reason I haven't slipped into some sort of retirement: I always feel like I'm learning something new. — Clint Eastwood

The most detestable wickedness, the most horrid cruelties, and the greatest miseries, that have afflicted the human race have had their origin in this thing called revelation, or revealed religion. — Thomas Paine

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