Quotation Explorer - 'Reasonable'

REASONABLE, adj. Accessible to the infection of our own opinions. Hospitable to persuasion, dissuasion and evasion. - Ambrose Bierce
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts, therefore guard accordingly; and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue, and reasonable nature. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Most people assume the fights are going to be the left versus the right, but it always is the reasonable versus the jerks. - Jimmy Wales
Darling, don't be silly, your whole future is ahead of you. All you have to do is go out there and ask for a part- something small and reasonable just to start with. From there, no one can stop you. Don't feel bad about anything you've done, and for God's sake, have fun. - Anna Godbersen
A bully is not reasonable - he is persuaded only by threats. - Marie De France
Not merely an absence of noise, Real Silence begins when a reasonable being withdraws from the noise in order to find peace and order in his inner sanctuary. - Peter Minard
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. - George Bernard Shaw
If we put our money where our mouth is, arguments will become less egocentric and more reasonable. - Sola Kosoko
Map out lofty goals… include reasonable checkpoints along the way... refine, improve, and enhance your behavior in alignment with your goals…. that is the dynamic of true leadership and the formula for success. - Steve Maraboli
My story can move fast, as I can't, it can have a reasonable and perhaps perfect solution, as mine can't. A solution that is somehow satisfying, as my personal solution never can be. - Patricia Highsmith
Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form. - Karl Marx
God is The Reasonable One, therefore reason & faith are not antithetical" ~ [2007] - R. Alan Woods
With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost. - William Lloyd Garrison
This I do know beyond any reasonable doubt. Regardless of what you are doing, if you pump long enough, hard enough and enthusiastically enough, sooner or later the effort will bring forth the reward. - Zig Ziglar
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. - Norman Vincent Peale
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. - George Bernard Shaw
So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do. - Benjamin Franklin
There is an evil tendency underlying all our technology - the tendency to do what is reasonable even when it isn't any good. - Robert Pirsig
If you can see something, and it is wrong, you can fight it with a reasonable chance of success. Fighting the nonexistent is worse than pointless: Don Quixote tilted at windmills, but at least windmills are real. - Mike Klepper
God has put enough into the world to make faith in Him a most reasonable thing. But He has left enough out to make it impossible to live by sheer reason or observation alone. - Ravi Zacharias
In your clothes avoid too much gaudiness; do not value yourself upon an embroidered gown; and remember that a reasonable word, or an obliging look, will gain you more respect than all your fine trappings. - Sir George Savile
It is reasonable to reason with God because when you only rely on human reasoning, you will be diverted from your purpose. - Gugu Mona
Good humor is a paradox. The unexpected juxtaposition of the reasonable next to the unreasonable.
With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plea; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost. - William Lloyd Garrison
Let's be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading. - Lena Dunham
Is it reasonable to assume that the jarring nature of a particular consequence might be the very thing that strong-arms us away from making the poor choice that we didn't see as a poor choice? - Craig D. Lounsbrough
But there is in everything a reasonable division of labour. I have written the book, and nothing on earth would induce me to read it. - G.K. Chesterton
So many people live life without knowing the life they are living. We must get a reasonable reason for living - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication. - Lord Byron
It will soon make sense with some reasonable research and reading...ti's all in there, somewhere... find it!! - Patrick Maunda Steven
He who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself. - John Milton
One ought every day at least to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
For those suggesting criticisms of drone kills should wait until the election: that'd be reasonable if he stops killing until the election. - Glenn Greenwald
[The moon] ... is an example of practiced stability it wanes when it must, and reliably returns to full strength it is a humble model of reasonable potential that I can emulate, and follow. - Terry Crawford Palardy
Enjoy the present, bid defiance to the future, laugh at all those reasonable beings who exercise their reason to avoid the misfortunes which they fear, destroying at the same time the pleasure that they might enjoy. - Giacomo Casanova
Vladimir, be reasonable, you haven't yet tried everything. And I resumed the struggle. - Samuel Beckett
Their understanding Begins to swell and the approaching tide Will shortly fill the reasonable shores That now lie foul and muddy. - William Shakespeare
This reasonable moderator, and equal piece of justice, Death. - Thomas Browne
The question is not, who uses faith and who uses reason? Everyone uses both. The question instead should be, who has the most reasonable faith? - J.F. Baldwin
PRICE, n. Value, plus a reasonable sum for the wear and tear of conscience in demanding it. - Ambrose Bierce
A reasonable probability is the only certainty.
The ideal conditionWould be, I admit, that men should be right by instinct;But since we are all likely to go astray,The reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach. - Sophocles
If you would be unloved and forgotten, be reasonable. - Kurt Vonnegut
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. - George Bernard Shaw
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I think that anyone who comes upon a Nautilus machine suddenly will agree with me that its prototype was clearly invented at some time in history when torture was considered a reasonable alternative to diplomacy. - Anna Quindlen
In strange and uncertain times such as those we are living in, sometimes a reasonable person might despair. But hope is unreasonable and love is greater even than this. May we trust the inexpressible benevolence of the creative impulse. - Robert Fripp
It is reasonable that everyone who asks justice should do justice - Thomas Jefferson
A man of knowledge can certainly offer some reasonable options to solve a problem the question is why such a man is not always included in problem solving - Eraldo Banovac
If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise. - Robert Fritz
If it is sensible to believe that a person becomes who s/he dreams to be, then it is also reasonable to ponder if the beggars and buggers dreamt to be who they are like in their lives. - Anuj Somany
Much of what I learned about forgiveness I learned by inhabiting the lives of my characters. Even villains act with reasonable intent. Mercy is easier with understanding. Still, it helps that on paper I can kill them off. - Joyce Rachelle
Love is an endless mystery, because there is no reasonable cause that could explain it. - Rabindranath Tagore
Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable. - Martin Luther
In physics, your solution should convince a reasonable person. In math, you have to convince a person who's trying to make trouble. Ultimately, in physics, you're hoping to convince Nature. And I've found Nature to be pretty reasonable. - Frank Wilczek
The collection of taxes which are not absolutely required, which do not beyond reasonable doubt contribute to the public welfare, is only a species of legalized larceny. - Calvin Coolidge
Whatever is reasonable is true, and whatever is true is reasonable. - Georg W. Hegel
There is no society in human history that ever suffered because its people became too reasonable. - Sam Harris
A time will come when a politician who has wilfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own. - H.G. Wells
To recap: it is possible to put decent information into a Government Machine, have ordinary, good people running the thing, and a reasonable system in place, and still get utter idiocy out of the dispenser?""More than possible. Likely. - Nick Harkaway
Sometimes fantasy provides the only reasonable explanation for life's inexplicable moments. - J.S. Bierman
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Two friends... let's put them place... they have never been in jail, give them a knife some reasonable conflicts some doubts and watch the effect. - Deyth Banger
Doesn't it seem more reasonable to take action to heal the social pathology that generates crime than to use gun control to blow another political toe off American liberalism during each election cycle? - Joe Bageant
You couldn't even prove the White House staff sane beyond a reasonable doubt. - Ed Meese
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