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Reason Quotes

Reason is the ability of human mind to generate conclusions out of assumptions and beliefs. It is what provides the rational outlook towards a particular topic and helps a person get rid of the clouds of illusions and perceptions. It is genuine reasons only that strengthens and authenticate a motive. This article provides you with few famous handpicked reason and motive quotations and sayings. Browse through these quotes for a better understanding of the requirement of a reason behind a motive.

Lily Collins

I really think everything happens for a reason.

Billy Beane

Quite frankly, I can't get enough of soccer. I tell my jingoistic friends in the United States there's a reason why it is the world's No. 1 sport. The rest of the planet can't be wrong.

Freddie Mercury

The reason we're successful, darling? My overall charisma, of course.

That's the main reason I gave up my career after John was born and I was pregnant with Andrew. I could not handle going away day after day. The thought of going away before they got up and coming back after they were in bed was intolerable.

Henry Ford

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Ours not to reason why, ours but to do and die.

Agatha Christie

Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.

Jessica Chastain

The reason we like acting is connecting to other people.

People Acting
Ronda Rousey

I'm the champion for a reason.

Ayn Rand

Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.

Thomas Hobbes

Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.

Jason Bateman

I never looked at fan mail, for some reason. My mother and grandmother handled my mail - although it's not like I was ever in the stratosphere of Kirk Cameron or Scott Baio.

Nicole Scherzinger

I'm a strong believer in 'everything is meant to be for a reason.'

T. S. Eliot

The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.

John Mason Brown

Our decision was that it was beyond the scope of something that was reasonable.

Stephen Hawking

Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.

Samuel Alito

I think that Congress' ability to reason is fully equal to that of the judiciary.

Florence Pugh

There's a reason why there's a problem with bodies, and it's because you never actually get to see any normal versions of them.

Jerry Seinfeld

Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.

Virginia Woolf

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.

Blaise Pascal

The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.

Omar Khayyam

You know, my friends, with what a brave carouse I made a Second Marriage in my house; favored old barren reason from my bed, and took the daughter of the vine to spouse.

Gillian Anderson

I believe people are in our lives for a reason. We're here to learn from each other.

It's often out of my own insecurity. If I'm picky, it's for that reason. I want to be able to bring my best to the table. So if I'm not connecting to something, then I'm not gonna hold up my end of the bargain, and that's really embarrassing.

Jason Momoa

The reason why I wanted to direct is because there are personal stories that I want to tell, but also because I love every part of movie making - from the wardrobe to the set decoration to cinematography.

Osama bin Laden

Even as you enter the fourth year after the Sept. 11 attacks, Bush is still misleading and deluding you and hiding the real reason from you.

Malcolm X

A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.

Karl Marx

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

Chris Cornell

The reason there's no modern-day Shakespeare is because he didn't have anything to do except sit in a room with a candle and think.

There must be a story within him/her that wants to come out. That's the reason why 'Dil Chahta Hai,' 'Lagaan,' and 'Rang De Basanti' worked so well: Ashutosh, Farhan, and Rakesh had a story inside them. It's very important that the director should have the fire in the belly to tell the story.

Thomas Paine

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.

John Greenleaf Whittier

It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done.

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Walter Scott

Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.

Michel de Montaigne

He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.

John Greenleaf Whittier

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.

Gene Tierney

My departure from Hollywood was described as a walk-out. No one understood that I was cracking up.

Dick Cheney

If we have reason to believe someone is preparing an attack against the U.S., has developed that capability, harbours those aspirations, then I think the U.S. is justified in dealing with that, if necessary, by military force.

Xi Jinping

Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Soviet Communist Party collapse? An important reason was that their ideals and beliefs had been shaken.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.

Paulo Coelho

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.

Alexis Bledel

For some unknown reason, bad-boys draw you in despite the fact that they are jerks.

David Lloyd George

Once blood is shed in a national quarrel reason and right are swept aside by the rage of angry men.

Thomas Mann

Every reasonable human being should be a moderate Socialist.

Candace Owens

I like to say now that the reason I'm conservative is because I used to be a liberal, and I learned a lot.


I believe everything happens for a reason.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Education must remove hatred between the pilgrims on the various roads to God. There is only one God, one Goal, one Law, one Truth, one Religion and one Reason.

Sir Thomas Browne

Men live by intervals of reason under the sovereignty of humor and passion.

George Washington

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.

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Dave Bautista

For some reason, I struggle seeing myself as a leading man.

Thomas Hobbes

The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject, but man only.

Groucho Marx

Humor is reason gone mad.

Marlon Brando

The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have the moral courage to refuse the money.

Annie Leibovitz

There must be a reason why photographers are not very good at verbal communication. I think we get lazy.

Audre Lorde

In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.

Alexander Hamilton

Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.

Adolf Hitler

I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.

Thomas Jefferson

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.

Steven Rodney McQueen

I need to have a reason why I'm doing something. Otherwise I'm lost.

Chester Bennington

The fans are the biggest reason we do what we do.

Lord Byron

Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.

William Blake

I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Law; an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community.

Anais Nin

Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.

Phyllis Diller

The reason women don't play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public.

Omar Khayyam

Tonight I will make a tun of wine, Set myself up with two bowls of it; First I will divorce absolutely reason and religion, Then take to wife the daughter of the vine.

Thomas More

I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself.

Gene Tierney

The main cause of my difficulties stemmed from the tragedy of my daughter's unsound birth and my inability to face my feelings.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.

Gavin Newsom

Cultural tourism surveys consistently rate San Francisco's art industry as a core reason for visiting.

Annie Leibovitz

I still need the camera because it is the only reason anyone is talking to me.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences.

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Helen Rowland

A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.

Stevie Nicks

We don't need to have somebody that's gonna make sure they pay for our market bills. It's like we have only one reason to love and that is for the real idea of love.

Jessica Chastain

We need to understand that femininity is not weakness. And our society, for some reason, equates the two.

Val Kilmer

Warner Bros offered me the next Batman, and the only reason that I didn't do it was because of The Saint.

Courtney Love

I'm driven. I am. I'm driven for some reason. But I don't know where I'm going.

Andrew Carnegie

He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.


The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it.

Thomas Mann

Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate.

Jeff Bezos

We've had three big ideas at Amazon that we've stuck with for 18 years, and they're the reason we're successful: Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient.

Dr. Dre

The reason 'Detox' didn't come out was because I didn't like it.

Blaise Pascal

Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.

What's the reason I'm playing basketball? I do it because I love it, I do it because of my family, and that's it. I don't do it because of the money. I don't do it because of the fame. I just do it because I love it, and I do it for my family because my family enjoys it.

Michel de Montaigne

I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.

Jesse Plemons

The reason you want to act is to continue to explore every different part of the human psyche.

Steve Nash

It's a strange one - I've been away for 20 years now; I've been away longer than I lived in Canada, but for some reason I remain wholly Canadian.

Hugh Grant

The only reason my work seems to be eclectic up to a certain period is because I was a failure as an actor.

Eva Mendes

I've never had a problem with nudity, but I don't put it out there without a reason.

Chris Pine

It's really interesting that, in 'The Avengers,' the character that people relate to is The Hulk, and I think the reason why they relate to The Hulk is because he's fragile and human and faulty.

Andre Gide

Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.

Erma Bombeck

The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.

George Carlin

When I got out of high school they retired my jersey, but it was for hygiene and sanitary reasons.

Will Smith

My skin is hard when it comes to my music. But with my movies, I'm still a virgin in a lot of ways. I'm not used to being shot down for no reason.

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Rita Mae Brown

I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.

Katharine McPhee

The reason I haven't had kids yet is because I was so focused on my acting career, hoping I could get something to break.

Acting Kids
Henry James

The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life.

Lewis Carroll

That's the reason they're called lessons, because they lesson from day to day.

Ambrose Bierce

Dawn: When men of reason go to bed.

Edgar Watson Howe

When a man has no reason to trust himself, he trusts in luck.

Donald Glover

The only reason I'm able to do music is because I'm making money on 'Community.' If I wasn't, I couldn't pay for things.