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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Thomas Hobbes

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

Groucho Marx

Humor is reason gone mad.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Theirs is not to make reply: Theirs is not to reason why: Theirs is but to do and die.

Annie Leibovitz

If I didn't have my camera to remind me constantly, I am here to do this, I would eventually have slipped away, I think. I would have forgotten my reason to exist.

The reason 'Hamilton' works is because there is no distance between that story that happened 200-some-odd years ago and now, because it looks like America now. It helps create a connection that wouldn't have been there if it was 20 white guys on stage.

Mahatma Gandhi

An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.

David Attenborough

Dealing with global warming doesn't mean we have all got to suddenly stop breathing. Dealing with global warming means that we have to stop waste, and if you travel for no reason whatsoever, that is a waste.

Gale Sayers

There are some people that probably should be in the Hall of Fame, but they're not for some reason.


The law is reason, free from passion.

Wallace Stevens

The reason can give nothing at all Like the response to desire.

Isaac Asimov

I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die.

Joaquin Phoenix

The reason I keep making movies is I hate the last thing I did. I'm trying to rectify my wrongs.

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B. R. Ambedkar

In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.

Rupert Murdoch

From the beginning on, newspapers have prospered for one reason: giving readers the news that they want.

George Harrison

I wasn't Lennon, or I wasn't McCartney. I was me. And the only reason I started to write songs was because I thought, 'Well, if they can write them, I can write them.'

Francis Bacon

Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.

Laurence Sterne

Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy, but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.

Phyllis Diller

The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing.

Michael Schumacher

I didn't have statistics in my mind when I was racing. It was always a consequence - a nice consequence. I enjoyed it, but it wasn't the reason I was racing.

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Martin Luther

Reason is the enemy of faith.

Millie Bobby Brown

For some reason, I like seeing people feel emotional.

Miley Cyrus

I've actually had a melody on my guitar since the day I learned how to play it, back when I was 7. And for some reason I can't add lyrics to it.


When you're in a band with three writers, three great writers, you only get one third of the writer thing. So that's the whole reason that I did a solo career. And that's, you know, when I told Fleetwood Mac I was going to do that, they were of course terrified that I would do that record and then that I would quit.

Jane Fonda

I am blessed beyond reason with women friends.


I don't live in the past. I don't play my old records for that reason. I make a statement, then move on to the next.

Dianne Feinstein

There's no reason to think a Guantanamo detainee is any more likely to escape from Supermax than any other federal prisoner.

Blaise Pascal

We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.

Phyllis Diller

The real reason your pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing at you.

Edgar Allan Poe

The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire, And taught the world with reason to admire.