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Wilford O. Cross Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Wilford O. Cross.

The rational mind of man is a shallow thing,
a shore upon a continent of the irrational,
wherein thin colonies of reason have settled amid a savage world.
- Wilford O. Cross

Our consciences are littered like an old attic with
the junk of sheer conviction.
- Wilford O. Cross

Man does not bring to God's altar the stuff of nature in itself,
in its initial structure, but something he has made
and molded out of nature for the nourishment and the inspiration of men.
- Wilford O. Cross

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift
and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant
and has forgotten the gift.
- Albert Einstein

Architecture is not an inspirational business,
it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things;
that's all.
- Harry Seidler

Gardening is not a rational act.
- Margaret Atwood

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People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational
exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
- William Butler Yeats

My father was the most rational and the most dispassionate of men.
- Simon Newcomb

Courts of law, and all the paraphernalia and folly
of law cannot be found in a rational state of society.
- Robert Owen

No rational argument will have a rational effect on
a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.
- Karl Popper

Good fellowship and friendship are lasting,
rational and manly pleasures.
- William Wycherley

'I realize they say we are 'wacko' and 'out there,
but we are the most rational of all.
- Brigitte Boisselier

The will to believe chases out the rational mind,
whenever and wherever the two come into conflict.
- Philip K. Dick

The development of a rational view of the nature of
catalysis was thus absolutely dependent on the creation
of the concept of the rate of chemical reaction.
- Wilhelm Ostwald

Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position;
denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.
- Annie Besant

But it is strange how many rational beings believe
the ultimate truths of the universe to be reducible
to patterns on a blackboard.
- Frederick Pollock

Look at Islam in a rational manner and without demagoguery or emotion.
It is the leading religion of the world with 1.5 billion followers.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski

The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous,
who obeys any authority, but that of reason.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish,
and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.
- Norman Douglas

Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one
which makes him out to be a rational animal.
- Anatole France

I'm not rational enough to be a good journalist.
- Jim Harrison

Anything that gives us new knowledge gives us an opportunity to be more rational.
- Herbert Simon

Respect for another man's opinion is worthy.
It is the realization that any opinion is valuable,
for it is the sign of a rational being.
- Sargent Shriver

In a rational society we would want our presidents to be teachers.
In our actual society we insist they be cheerleaders.
- Steve Allen

Rational beliefs bring us closer to getting good results in the real world.
- Albert Ellis

So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not
its absence but the use of higher and more rational
forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational.
- Charles Horton Cooley

The movie business is very much like that:
people in authority making purely emotional decisions
instead of interesting rational ones.
- Bill Forsyth

Be able to defend your arguments in a rational way.
Otherwise, all you have is an opinion.
- Marilyn vos Savant

A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.
- Thomas Aquinas

Whichever theory we adopt to give a rational explanation of human existence,
that theory must take into account and explain the
mental nature we see at work in all modern communities.
- Arthur Keith

In a way, one gets stability from being able to order the rational mind.
- Richard Gere

I have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist,
then it would choose the American system.
- Noam Chomsky

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper
when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
- Orson Welles

As long as you have a system that is based on the rational
that if you are making money you are thereby making
a contribution to society,
these financial rogue practices will continue.
- David Korten

TO fear God, is one of the first and greatest Duties
of his rational Creatures.
- Charles Inglis

I add this, that rational ability without education
has oftener raised man to glory and virtue,
than education without natural ability.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Make women rational creatures, and free citizens,
and they will quickly become good wives;
-
that is,
if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Despite all the lunacy of the last century,
all the absurdity of war and genocide,
we believe that humans being are rational and are made to seek the truth.
- Timothy Radcliffe

The human race will then become one family,
and the world will be the dwelling of Rational Men.
- Adam Weishaupt

A king is always a king - and a woman always a woman:
his authority and her sex ever stand between them and rational converse.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

I never got good at predicting what millions of people
will suddenly decide is rational.
- Larry Niven

There's no evidence whatsoever that men are more rational than women.
Both sexes seem to be equally irrational.
- Albert Ellis

I write plays not to make money, but to stop myself from going mad.
Because it's my way of making the world rational to me.
- Edward Bond

I started to call myself a rational therapist in 1955;
later I used the term rational emotive.
Now I call myself a rational emotive behavior therapist.
- Albert Ellis

From 1918 on, trade unionists were to express from
the platforms of their congresses the workers' desire
for peace through a rational organization of the world.
- Leon Jouhaux

At the constitutional level where we work,
90 percent of any decision is emotional.
The rational part of us supplies the reasons for supporting our predilections.
- William O. Douglas

Books choose their authors; the act of creation is
not entirely a rational and conscious one.
- Salman Rushdie

First, he must hold rational values,
and to do this he must be a thinker.
- Andrew Bernstein

A person without a shadow should keep out of the sun,
that is the only safe and rational plan.
- Adelbert von Chamisso

No crime can ever be defended on rational grounds.
- Titus Livius

While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad,
the capitalist is a rational miser.
- Karl Marx

The task of a university is the creation of the future,
so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue.
- Alfred North Whitehead

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.
- Thomas Jefferson

Universities are the custodians not only of the many cultures of man,
but of the rational process itself.
- Edward Levi

Faith is an act of rational choice, which determines
us to act as if certain things were true,
and in the confident expectation that they will prove to be true.
- Dean Inge

It is not to be forgotten that what we call rational
grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational
attempts to justify our instincts.
- Thomas Huxley

Boston is an oasis in the desert, a place where the
larger proportion of people are loving,
rational and happy.
- Julia Ward Howe

To be bothered wherever you go - it's not a rational thing to want at all.
- Colin Firth

My mother wasn't rational those last years;
if she had been,
she would have been horrified by her own behavior.
- Lorna Luft

The rational man finds that his share of the cost of
the wastes he discharges into the commons is less than
the cost of purifying his wastes before releasing them.
- Garrett Hardin

Indeed, in view of its function, religion stands in
greater need of a rational foundation of its ultimate
principles than even the dogmas of science.
- Muhammad Iqbal

It has a sound and rational circulating medium,
a real and definite representative of wealth.
- Josiah Warren

At all events, arbitration is more rational,
just, and humane than the resort to the sword.
- Richard Cobden

When men sow the wind it is rational to expect that
they will reap the whirlwind.
- Frederick Douglass

To say that man is a reasoning animal is a very different
thing than to say that most of man's decisions are
based on his rational process.
That I don't believe at all.
- Rex Stout

I think I got off on the wrong planet.
Beam me up Scotty, there's no rational life here.
- Robert Anton Wilson

In a completely rational society, the best of us would
be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
- Lee Iacocca

The first and most optimistic response was complete
rational expectations econometrics.
A rational expectations equilibrium is a likelihood function.
Maximize it.
- Thomas J. Sargent

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.
- Thomas Kuhn

It is essential to an architect to know how to see:
I mean to see in such a way that the vision is not
overpowered by rational analysis.
- Luis Barragan


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