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
Jittery Rationalism quotations
We shouldn't even need the word "atheism". If people didn't invent ridiculous imaginary Gods., rational people wouldn't have to deny them.
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.
Feelings are not supposed to be logical. Dangerous is the man who has rationalized his emotions.
Spirituality: when rationalism and belief are synchronized.
If you are not the victim, don't examine it entirely from your point of view because when YOU'RE not the victim, it becomes pretty easy to rationalize and excuse cruelty, injustice, inequality, slavery, and even murder. But when you're the victim, things look a lot differently from that angle.
You cannot expect any rational thought from a religious man. He is like a rocking log in water.
Wisdom lies in thinking. The spear-head of thinking is rationalism.
There are only three types of people;
those who have found God and serve him; those who have not found God and seek him, and those who live not seeking, or finding him. The first are rational and happy; the second unhappy and rational, and the third foolish and unhappy.
Western civilisation needs a complete overhaul or it will fall apart one day or another. It has realised the most complete perversion of any rational order of things. Reign of matter, of gold, of machine, of number, it no longer possesses breath, or liberty, or light.
Any opposition not based on rationalism or science or experience will one day or other, reveal the fraud, selfishness, lies and conspiracies.
We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.
No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.
A society which discards those who are weak and non-productive risks exaggerating the development of reason, organisation, aggression and the desire to dominate. It becomes a society without a heart, without kindness - a rational and sad society, lacking celebration, divided within itself and given to competition, rivalry and, finally, violence.
Happiness is man's greatest aim in life.
Tranquility and rationality are the cornerstones of happiness.
Truth is much too complicated to allow anything but approximations.
Beyond [known peoples of black West Africa] to the south there is no civilization in the proper sense. There are only humans who are closer to dumb animals than to rational beings. They live in thickets and caves, and eat herbs and unprepared grain. They frequently eat each other. They cannot be considered human beings.
If everything on earth were rational, nothing would happen.
Gratitude is the first sign of a thinking, rational creature.
The chief aim of all investigations of the external world should be to discover the rational order and harmony which has been imposed on it by God and which He revealed to us in the language of mathematics.
To be loved, feelings must be rationed.
To love, the doors of hysteria, fantasy, and madness may be flung open.
Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature.
Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.
No amount of rationalizing can change God's laws.
No amount of fashion designing can turn immodesty into virtue, and no amount of popularity can change sin into righteousness.
I am convinced of the afterlife, independent of theology.
If the world is rationally constructed, there must be an afterlife
Insanity -- a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.
The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by the disenchantment of the world.
Let them get at the books themselves, and do not let them be flooded with diluted talk from the lips of their teacher. The less the parents 'talk-in' and expound their rations of knowledge and thought to the children they are educating, the better for the children...Children must be allowed to ruminate, must be left alone with their own thoughts.
Rationality of thought imposes a limit on a person's concept of his relation to the cosmos.
All progress depends on the unreasonable man.
I may be wrong and you may be right, and by an effort, we may get nearer to the truth
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift.
I don’t like the idea of “understanding” a film.
I don’t believe that rational understanding is an essential element in the reception of any work of art. Either a film has something to say to you or it hasn’t. If you are moved by it, you don’t need it explained to you. If not, no explanation can make you moved by it.
If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn't it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?
A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.
I think 'vegan' is a beautiful word. It is more than just a description for our diet. I see it as a visible template for an ethical, healthy, responsible, and rational life. Because it describes our character, it says we do not take the life of another living being to satisfy our wants.
If teaching has any purpose, it is to implant true insight and responsibility.
Education must lead us from irresponsible opinion to true responsible judgement. It must lead us from chance and arbitrariness to rational clarity and intellectual order.