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Quotes of reasoning

  1. The idea of reasoning with terrorists without force or with appeasement is naive, and I think it's dangerous. – George Allen
  2. All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention. – Rudolf Arnheim
  3. True courage is a result of reasoning A brave mind is always impregnable. – Jeremy Collier
  4. Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray. – William Cowper
  5. Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal. – Alexander Hamilton
  6. The true function of philosophy is to educate us in the principles of reasoning and not to put an end to further reasoning by the introduction of fixed conclusions. – George Henry Lewes
  7. People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it. – Anthony de Mello
  8. I was at first but I mean I thought at first that I wanted a little bit of that in there but the reasoning behind what they cut and what they kept really makes sense and it really played for me when I saw it yesterday, it all worked and was understood. – Brandon Routh
  9. All correct reasoning is a grand system of tautologies, but only God can make direct use of that fact. – Herbert Simon
  10. There is no reasoning no process of inference or comparison; there is no thinking about things, no putting two and two together; there are no ideas- the animal does not think of the box or of the food or of the act he is to perform. – Edward Thorndike
  11. Today, the theory of evolution is an accepted fact for everyone but a fundamentalist minority, whose objections are based not on reasoning but on doctrinaire adherence to religious principles. – James D. Watson
  12. O that unbelievers would learn of faithful Abraham, and believe whatever is revealed from God, though they cannot fully comprehend it! Abraham knew God commanded him to offer up his son, and therefore believed, notwithstanding carnal reasoning might suggest may objections. – George Whitefield
  13. Every philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges explicitly into its train of reasoning – Alfred North Whitehead
  14. These rare senses and powers of reasoning were given to be used freely, but not audaciously, to discover, not to pervert the truth. – William John Wills

Usage examples for reasoning

  1. So ran Bill's reasoning when he took the trouble to reason at all. – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach
  2. Yet all such reasoning may be entirely beside the mark. – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  3. " If we can't do anything by reasoning why then we must try pressure," he had said to her, in his suavest County Council manner; " but we won't talk law to begin with." – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. There was no reasoning with Susan. – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner
  5. Alf Pond looked across at Mr. Doulton, nodding his approval of the reasoning – Malcolm Sage, Detective by Herbert George Jenkins
  6. This course of reasoning seemed to soothe Mrs. Sinclair's conscience when it proved troublesome, but in truth she would not have enjoyed introducing her plain- looking mother to her fashionable friends. – Divers Women by Pansy and Mrs. C.M. Livingston
  7. Their method of reasoning and their way of speaking had a peculiar charm. – Modern Saints and Seers by Jean Finot
  8. " That brings her very close, very close, you see," said Mr. Evringham, and his reasoning was clear as daylight to Jewel. – Jewel's Story Book by Clara Louise Burnham
  9. Perhaps your reasoning was strong And you were right and I was wrong. – Impertinent Poems by Edmund Vance Cooke
  10. Most reasoning is not necessary. – Letters from a Father to His Son Entering College by Charles Franklin Thwing
  11. Sweet, sweet Love must not be slain thus, was the fair maid's reasoning – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  12. She was reasoning the affair could not look dangerous; then it looked dull? – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  13. " Experience, reasoning all that is stuff and nonsense! – A Nobleman's Nest by Ivan Turgenieff
  14. It is what Myrtle Reed would call 'a woman's reasoning – Mushrooms on the Moor by Frank Boreham
  15. If He knows, said Rupert, wholly unable to understand this reasoning why doesn't He hinder? – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  16. My reasoning on these points is very simple. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  17. I think I follow your line of reasoning – The Long Chance by Peter B. Kyne
  18. That by your own reasoning is the best proof of affection. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  19. You see, she answered, in a reasoning tone, my whole object is not to promise anything- yet. – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  20. Miss Vance went on, speaking out the process of reasoning in her mind, rather than any conclusions she had reached. – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells

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