Irritations are important for two reasons: (1) as causes of crime, and (2) as signs of identification in examination.
But the human reason is an obstinate thing, and will criticize and select in spite of its own resolutions.
I would guess the reason for this to be the fear of being charged with pantheism; but the doctrine of the divine Presence is definitely not pantheism.
Without doubt the chief reason for it is the fact that business men themselves have discovered that it pays.
Reason, like time, will make its own way, and prejudice will fall in a combat with interest.
Reason is a neutral word, not, like argue, debate, discuss, etc.,
My one reason for speaking positively, is the reason you have heard already.
But Heathcliff affirms his principal reason for resuming a connection with his ancient persecutor is a wish to install himself in quarters at walking distance from the Grange, and an attachment to the house where we lived together; and likewise a hope that I shall have more opportunities of seeing him there than I could have if he settled in Gimmerton.
But it is by these deviations from the plane of the ordinary, that reason feels its way, if at all, in its search for the true.
Another reason is the mistaken notion that it is impracticable,and ought to be replaced by the doctrine of love for humanity.
The very faint anxiety which underlay his tone did not escape the astute ears of Miss Prudence Cowley, known to her intimate friends for some mysterious reason as “Tuppence.”
Reason, and rational power, are faculties which content themselves with themselves, and their own proper operations.
Reasons” in the phrase “strength of his reasons” is a simple and forcible substitute for “arguments.”
But the real reason was Turner's jealousy of him, the obsession of the dipsomaniac.
The second reason was the stronger.
Let us say that his reasons were the most charitable that we can conceive, and the fact will remain that he took a risk and should have been prepared to pay the price should he lose—and we concede that he did lose.
The only reason he didn't arrest me was his failure to find out how the room had been entered and left.
The reason alleged was their determined resolution of not leaving their mother at that time of the year.
I was astonished at this man’s achievements; and I well remember, in the enthusiasm of the moment, saying to my companion (and I have seen in my cooler and calmer moments no reason for unsaying the saying)—‘That man is an honour to humanity, and deserves the tallest monument ever raised within the shores of Britain.’
No one, indeed, acknowledges to himself that his standard of judgment is his own liking; but an opinion on a point of conduct, not supported by reasons, can only count as one person's preference; and if the reasons, when given, are a mere appeal to a similar preference felt by other people, it is still only many people's liking instead of one.
The third, and most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government, is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power.
But were not the Gods both just and good in the highest degree, thou durst not thus reason with them.
Other reasons for this preference are his brilliant conversational powers, his charm and his enjoyment of other people and their view-points.
He said,“the Yahoos were known to hate one another, more than they did anydifferent species of animals; and the reason usually assigned was,the odiousness of their own shapes, which all could see in therest, but not in themselves.
The only reason for not showing them, is lack of room in an apartment house.
But the real reason for their sex solidarity is their terrible alikeness.
In some cases, the reasons for the establishment of such rules can still be recognized.--A detailed study of despotism in China still has to be written.
Scientific reasons were the only ones likely to influence my uncle.
SOCIAL AMBITION One reason for continuing in the wrong vocation is social ambition.
The official reason for the busts was telecommunications fraud.
Unless one should make an exception in the case of Descartes, the father of rationalism (and consequently the grandfather of the Revolution), who recognized only the authority of reason: but reason is only a tool, and Descartes was superficial.
Reason is the slave of passion, you know; why, probably, I was doing more harm to myself than anyone!”
The reason of the latter is much less exhaustion through paroxysms of rage than the recognition and consciousness of one’s own helplessness.
The reason for the use of these words is not always the unwillingness of the speaker to make use of the right term, but really because it is necessary to indicate various degrees of intensity for the same thing without making use of attributes or other extensions of the term.
Not necessarily because one had broken the other’s head, or robbed him; frequently the ostensible reason for coming to trial is the result of a long and far-reaching hatred.
The reason for the fact that trees and buildings get such ideal sizes on so-called heroic landscape is the artistically reduced scale.
Andresen points out that the reason for all popular explanations is the consciousness of language which struggles against allowing any name to be an empty sound, and still more, strives to give each term a separate meaning and an indubitable intelligibility.
argument, design, While the cause of any event, act, or fact, as commonly understood, is the power that makes it to be, the reason of or for it is the explanation given by the human mind; but reason is, in popular language, often used as equivalent to cause, especially in the sense of final cause.
A prerogative is an official right or privilege, especially one inherent in the royal or sovereign power; in a wider sense it is an exclusive and peculiar privilege which one possesses by reason of being what he is; as, reason is the prerogative of man; kings and nobles have often claimed prerogatives and privileges opposed to the inherent rights of the people.
What she compelled herself to believe--what, finally, she reasoned upon as her motive for continuing a resident of New England--was half a truth, and half a self-delusion.
Political reason is a computing principle; adding--subtracting--multiplying--and dividing, morally and not metaphysically or mathematically, true moral denominations."
As I had not the same desperate reasons as M. le Vicomte for accepting death, I returned, after giving him a word of encouragement, to my panel, but I had made the mistake of taking a few steps while speaking and, in the tangle of the illusive forest, I was no longer able to find my panel for certain!
“My reason is the simplest imaginable, and the most easily acknowledged,” he answered, still bearing with her. “
Withgood reason Voltaire calls the Church l’inf�me; with good reasonhave all or almost all so-called sects of Christians recognizedthe Church as the scarlet woman foretold in the Apocalypse; withgood reason is the history of the Church the history of thegreatest cruelties and horrors.
If there were no external means ofdulling their sensibilities, half of mankind would shootthemselves without delay, for to live in opposition to one’sreason is the most intolerable condition.
It may also come to pass that each opinion may be good; but to refuse to hearken to others when reason or occasion requireth it, is a mark of pride or wilfulness.
He could feel no shame in weeping before such a mere child as I was, though I understood even then that the reason for his suffering was the silence of the Emperor Alexander.”
The relative execution times of instructions on a machine are usually discussed in clocks rather than absolute fractions of a second; one good reason for this is that clock speeds for various models of the machine may increase as technology improves, and it is usually the relative times one is interested in when discussing the instruction set.
Reasonis an attribute of humanity of too recent date and still tooimperfect to reveal to us the laws of the unconscious, and stillmore to take its place.
Allreasoning against it is a mere vain war of words.