Rational Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old rational quotes, rational sayings, and rational proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The world is not a rational place. Bette Greene
A rational process is a moral process. Ayn Rand
If you want to feel good, be rational. Ayn Rand
Only the rational and useful is beautiful. Yevgeny Zamyatin
In the end, rational policy is always good. Paul Keating
Rationalization is foreplay with one's conscience. Doug Copper
No crime can ever be defended on rational grounds. Livy
In everything one thing is impossible: rationality. Friedrich Nietzsche
Rationality is not one of this industry's attributes. Scott Hamilton
The real is the rational and the rational is the real. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
If you scare somebody enough, they stop being rational. Etgar Keret
A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational. Thomas Aquinas
What is rational is actual and what is actual is rational. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
A person is an individual substance of a rational nature. Boethius
Rational thinking which is free from assumptions ends therefore in mysticism. Albert Schweitzer
Rational thinking is an important aspect of human nature, but we have imagination, we have ambition, we have irrational fear, we are swayed by other people, we get indoctrinated and we get influenced by advertising. Ha-Joon Chang
People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind. William Butler Yeats
Man is not a rational animal, he is a rationalizing animal. Robert A. Heinlein
The man of regular life and rational mind never despairs. Charlotte Bronte
A rational prediction has an explanation based on theory. W. Edwards Deming
Rational assessments too often led to rational surrenders. Scott Jurek
Rational argument can be defeated by refusing to argue rationally. Steven Weinberg
In rational worlds all the hierarchies of our world are reversed. Bruce Crown
These are not free men in any rational and exact sense of the word. Ralph Adams Cram
Rational confidence [is] the just result of knowledge and experience. Edward Gibbon
Rational thoughts never drive people's creativity the way emotions do. Neil deGrasse Tyson
It is rational to believe, as it is our very existence that is at stake. Pope Benedict XVI
If you're rational you don't get to believe whatever you want to believe. Michael Huemer
When the rational mind is shut off, we have the possibility of intuition. Viola Spolin
Rational beliefs bring us closer to getting good results in the real world. Albert Ellis