It is true that liberty is precious. So precious that it must be rationed.
Earth is abundant with plentiful resources.
Our practice of rationing resources through monetary control is no longer relevant and is counter-productive to our survival.
Because some people have sex with people of the same sex, an entire culture has been created, broadly speaking, out of oppression. Which in a rational world would not be an issue.
We never desire strongly, what we desire rationally.
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.
A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.
Only remember west of the Mississippi it's a little more look, see, act.
A little less rationalize, comment, talk.
If we are to keep democracy, there must be a commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice.
The link between ideas and action is rarely direct.
There is almost always an intermediate step in which the idea is overcome. De Tocqueville points out that it is at times when passions start to govern human affairs that ideas are most obviously translated into political action. The translation of ideas into action is usually in the hands of people least likely to follow rational motives. Hence, it is that action is often the nemesis of ideas, and sometimes of the men who formulate them. One of the marks of the truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action the ability to pass directly from thought to action.
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act according with the dictates of reason.
Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these are the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work, and guided.
With men he can be rational and unaffected, but when he has ladies to please, every feature works.
I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.
What is rational is actual, and what is actual is rational.
I must stress here the point that I appreciate clarity, order, meaning, structure, rationality: they are necessary to whatever provisional stability we have, and they can be the agents of gradual and successful change.
We got government off the backs of the people of India, particularly off the backs of India's entrepreneurs. We introduced more competition, both internal competition and external competition. We simplified and rationalized the tax system. We made risk-taking much more attractive.
If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: "Thou shalt not ration justice."
A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
It has been said that man is a rational animal.
All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greek and Roman leave to us.
Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position;
denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.
Crisis alone is not enough. There must also be a basis, though it need be neither rational nor ultimately correct, for faith in the particular candidate chosen.
Elinor agreed with it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition.