Rationalising: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 157 pages
Familiar Quotations RationalisingTo proclaim the Pope infallible was their compendious security against hostile state and churches, against human liberty and authority, against disintegrating tolerance and rationalizing science, against error and sin.ndash;Lord ActonStripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.ndash;Freda AdlerThe line between good and evil passes not between principalities and powers, but oscillates within the human heart. And even the most rational approach to ethics is defenseless if there isn't the will to do what is right.ndash;AnonymousWhen you rationalize, you do just that. You make rational lies.ndash;AnonymousFor the rational, psychologically healthy man, the desire for pleasure is the desire to celebrate his control over reality. For the neurotic, the desire for pleasure is the desire to escape from reality.ndash;Nathaniel BrandenHowever toplofty and idealistic a man may be, he can always rationalize his right to earn money.ndash;Raymond ChandlerHappiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalized.ndash;Gilbert ChestertonI have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist, then it would choose the American system.ndash;Noam ChomskySo 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.ndash;Charles Horton CooleyA man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.ndash;Norman Douglas

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