Logic and Reason Quotes

A collection of A Course in Miracles Quotes
Jump to: Logic, Logical, Logically, Illogical, Reason, Reasoning, Reasons, Reasonable, Reasonably, Premise, Premises, Conclusion, Conclusions, Conclude, Concluded, Concludes, Concluding

Quotes on "Logic"

T1B40H "Upside down logic produces this kind of thinking."
T4C25 "Test validity can be judged by logic, by theory, and by practice, each being regarded as a different dimension."
T5G1 "The ego's logic is as impeccable as that of the Holy Spirit, because your mind has all the means at its disposal to side with Heaven or earth, as it elects."
T13F1 "The Holy Spirit uses logic as easily, and as well, as does the ego, except that HIS conclusions are NOT insane."
T13F1 "We have followed much of the ego's logic, and have seen its logical conclusions."
T13F1 "Let us now turn AWAY from them, and follow the simple logic, by which the Holy Spirit teaches you the simple conclusions that speak for truth, and ONLY truth."
T13F3 "The logic of the world MUST therefore lead to nothing, for its GOAL is nothing."
T13F4 "There is NOTHING in the world to teach him that the logic of the world is totally insane, and leads to nothing."
T13F4 "But in him who MADE this insane logic, there is One Who KNOWS it leads to nothing, for He knows of EVERYTHING."
W66L5 " Try to see the logic in this sequence, even if you do not accept the conclusion."

Quotes on "Logical"

T1B41D "The validity of the miracle, then, is PREDICTIVE, not logical, within the temporal schema."
T2E39 "This resulted in his increasingly strong attempts to make the illogical sound more and more logical."
T4F4 "In one sense, the ego's fear of the idea of God is at least logical, because this idea DOES dispel it."
T7G3 "This is perfectly logical, though clearly insane."
T7G4 "Remaining logical but still insane, the ego resolves this completely insane dilemma in a completely insane way."
T7J9 "You HAVE carried the ego's reasoning to its logical conclusion, which is TOTAL CONFUSION ABOUT EVERYTHING."
T7J10 "You therefore ARE willing to look at the ego's premises but NOT at their logical outcome."
T7J10 "Your creations ARE the logical outcome of His premises."
T7J11 "They are the logical outcome of what you ARE."
T7J11 "The ability to SEE a logical outcome depends on the WILLINGNESS TO SEE IT, but its TRUTH has nothing to do with your willingness at all."
T9I6 "Yet the logical outcome of your decision is perfectly clear, if you will LOOK at it."
T9I12 "Look calmly at the logical conclusion of the ego's thought-system, and judge whether its offering is really what you want, for this IS what it offers you."
T22A5 "And reason now can lead you to the logical conclusion of your union."
T22G15 "Either position is a logical conclusion, if only the different can attack."
T23C22 "It is BECAUSE it follows that it seems to be a logical conclusion; a valid step in ordered thought."
W39L1 "We are not concerned with intellectual feats nor logical toys."

Quotes on "Logically"

T4C24 "These cannot be combined logically, because when an end has been attained, the means for its attainment are no longer meaningful."
T7G9 "If the mind CANNOT attack, the ego proceeds perfectly logically to the position that YOU cannot be mind."

Quotes on "Illogical"

T2E35 "This placed them in the illogical position of assuming that the split which their therapies were intended to heal had not occurred."
T2E48 "The reason for this is the strangely illogical position in which man had placed himself."
T2E48 "Since we have frequently emphasized that correction must be applied within the level that error occurs, it should be clear that the miracle MUST be illogical because its purpose is to correct the illogical and restore order."
T3B1 "Since it is an illogical, or out-of-pattern time interval, by definition, the ordinary considerations of time and space do not apply."

Quotes on "Reason"

T1B22I "(Tell Bill about the idea (which is still dim to Helen Schucman) that the reason is not that you (plural) distantiate, doubt, or cannot believe."
T1B22J "The REAL reason you don't like it is because it refers to you in a VERY lofty position."
T1B23E "The reason why YOU come before me is because I do not need miracles for my own Atonement, but I stand at the end in case YOU fail temporarily."
T1B36M "You also call him Jonathan for the same reason (see previous reference)."
T1B36N "Superstitions about names are very common for just that reason."
T1B37I "The reason you have been late recently (for work) because you were taking dictation is merely because you didn't remember to ask me when to stop."
T1B37U "The reason for this is that correlation which is the technique applied to test-re-test comparisons, measures only the EXTENT OF association, and does not consider the Direction at all."
T1B40J "Learning to do this is the only real reason for its creation."
T1B41AL "Believing that he COULD be "better off" is the reason why man has the mechanism for behavior at his disposal."
T2B7 "The reason why that had such a strong impact on you originally was because you knew what it MEANT."
T2B49 "The reason this is upsetting you is because the Atonement is a TOTAL commitment."
T2C3 "The reason is that their healing merely witnesses or attests to yours."
T2C7 "The reason why only the mind can create is more obvious than may be immediately apparent."
T2C17 "The reason why you felt the vast radiation range of your own inner illumination is because you were aware that your Right-Mindedness IS healing."
T2C19 "The reason this entails fear is because man is afraid of what his spiritual eye will see, which was why he closed it in the first place."
T2C20 "The reason why the real vision is obscured is because man cannot endure to see his own defiled altar."
T2D3 "The reason that I cannot CONTROL fear for you is that you are attempting to raise to the mind level the proper content of the lower-order reality."
T2E6 "The reason it came out that way, is because you are projecting (in the inappropriate way) your own anger, which has nothing to do with these notes."
T2E11 "It appears at first glance that to believe such power about yourself is merely arrogant, but that is not the real reason why you don't believe it."
T2E13 "Apparently, there was a reason why this word should have been used last time."
T2E13 "It is used in this section for a very good reason.)"
T2E15 "The reason why people are afraid of ESP, and so often react against it, is because they KNOW that thought can hurt them."
T2E47 "For this reason, any attempt to resolve the basic conflict through the concept of mastery of fear is meaningless."
T2F5 "When everything that he retains is lovable, there is no reason for any fear to remain in him."
T3A11 "The reason why a solid foundation is necessary at this point is because of the highly likely confusion of "fearful" and "awesome," which most people do make."
T3A16 "(Following is from notes) Tell Bill that the reason why he was so strained yesterday is because he allowed himself a number of fear-producing attitudes."
T3A25 "The reason is that HE put me in a position where I can really give him very little at the moment."
T3A38 "The reason why it was essential that HE make this correction was that the word "replace" was his choice originally, and reflected a temporary misunderstanding of his own."
T3D7 "The reason why this is so short, despite its extreme importance, is because it is not symbolic."
T3E2 "(Aside: One of the exceptions is in the correction formula for fear, which begins with KNOW first) The reason is because you must get your perceptions straightened out before you can KNOW anything."
T3F8 "Man has every reason to feel anxious, as he perceives himself."
T3G24 "The reason for the negative emphasis here is that therapy implies something HAS gone wrong."
T3G28 "The reason why he could do this was because he believed he was free in this area."
T3G34 "There is no reason why it should stand in the way of yours."
T3H7 "But there is a very good reason for this."
T3H13 "He has thrown away the reason for his own peace, and sees himself only in pieces."
T4B10 "The ultimate reason why learning or teaching is perceived as frightening is because true learning DOES lead to the relinquishment (NOT destruction) of the ego to the light of the Soul."
T4B34 "The reason why I can be entrusted with YOUR body and YOUR egos is simply because this enables YOU not to be concerned with them, and ME to teach you their unimportance."
T4D1 "The reason you cannot understand it is because it is NOT understandable to the ego, which interprets it as if something outside is inside, which does not mean anything."
T4D8 "The reason you need my help is because you have repressed your own guide, and therefore need guidance."
T4F2 "It has every reason to do this, according to the thought-system which both gave rise to it and which it serves."
T4G9 "The reason why the term "holy" can be used here is that, as you learn how much you ARE indebted to the whole Sonship which includes me, you come as close to knowledge as perception ever can."
T4G11 "Howard Hunt made a very good point in this connection, even though he did not understand that the real reason why conditioning through pain is not the most efficient method is because pain itself is an ego-illusion, and can never induce more than a temporary effect."
T4I2 "The reason why Bill needs this experience is because he needs rehabilitating himself."
T4I2 "He will help YOU more truly by going, if he can remember all the time he is there that his ONLY reason for being there is to REPRESENT ME."
T5G14 "You have reason to question the validity of symptom cure."
T5H1 "The CONTINUING will to remain separated is the only possible reason for continuing guilt feelings."
T5I10 "The reason for this amount of detail is because YOU are in the same position."
T5I10 "The reason is perfectly clear."
T6B14 "The Apostles often misunderstood it, and always for the same reason that makes anyone misunderstand anything."
T6C2 "The reason, however, may not be as clear to you as you think."
T6G5 "This is the real reason why in many respects the first lesson is the hardest to learn."
T7D2 "This is perfectly clear in maximal test performance and for EXACTLY the reason you emphasize."
T7D5 "The fact that this was NOT the ego's reason for learning is totally irrelevant."
T7F4 "You might well ask why SOME healing CAN result from this kind of thinking, and there is a real reason for this."
T7G8 "The ONLY reason why you find this difficult is because you think there IS something else."
T7J9 "The ONLY reason why you could possibly want ANY part of it is because YOU DO NOT SEE THE WHOLE OF IT."
T7K2 "The reason is equally obvious."
T8C2 "Is there ANY possible reason for choosing a teacher such as this?"
T8F10 "You do not understand this for a very simple reason."
T8H2 "The reason why definitions by function are inferior is merely because they may well be inaccurate."
T8H2 "The reason why to KNOW in part is to know entirely is merely because of the fundamental difference between knowledge and perception."
T8J2 "But you might remember that the reason FOR the course is that you do NOT know who you are."
T9C7 "It is a particularly dangerous combination of grandiosity AND confusion, that makes it likely that the ego will attack anyone and anything, for no reason at all."
T9F3 "The reason is very simple, and so obvious that it is often overlooked."
T9H5 "The reason you do not know YOUR creations is simply that you would decide against them, as long as your minds are split, and to attack what you have created is impossible."
T9J4 "To be out of control is to be out of REASON, and the mind DOES become unreasonable without reason."
T10B10 "The reason you must ask what God's Will is in everything, is merely because It IS yours."
T11C17 "Do you not have greater reason for fearing the world, as you perceive it, than for looking at the cause of fear, and letting it go forever?"
T11D3 "Whenever you become angry with a brother, for WHATEVER reason, you are believing that the EGO is to be saved, AND TO BE SAVED BY ATTACK."
T12B4 "And the reason it gave was that guiltlessness is blasphemous to God."
T12C7 "The reason you must look upon your delusions, and not keep them hidden, is that THEY DO NOT REST ON THEIR OWN FOUNDATION."
T12D1 "And now the reason why you are afraid of this course should be apparent."
T12D7 "And the reason is equally clear, for they perceive the GOAL of time as diametrically opposed."
T13D6 "The end of guilt will never come as long as you believe THERE IS A REASON FOR IT."
T13D6 "For you must learn that guilt is ALWAYS totally insane, and HAS no reason."
T13D7 "Give NO reality to guilt, and see NO reason for it."
T13D8 "The moment that you realize GUILT IS INSANE, WHOLLY unjustified, and WHOLLY without reason, you will NOT fear to look upon Atonement, and ACCEPT IT WHOLLY."
T13D9 "You who have ALWAYS loved your Father can have no fear, for ANY reason, to look within, and see your holiness."
T13D10 "Your guilt is without reason, because it is not in the Mind of God, where YOU are."
T13D10 "And this IS reason, which the Holy Spirit would RESTORE to you."
T14D2 "Yet you cannot know this, for, by HIDING truth in fear, you see no reason to believe the more you LOOK at fear, the LESS you see it, and the clearer WHAT IT CONCEALS becomes."
T14F7 "That is the reason that the miracle gives EQUAL blessing to ALL who share in it, and that is also why EVERYONE shares in it."
T15E6 "The reason why this course is simple, is that TRUTH is simple."
T15E6 "You could live forever in the holy instant, BEGINNING NOW and reaching to eternity, but for a very simple reason."
T15E6 "Do not obscure the simplicity of this reason, for, if you do, it will be ONLY because you prefer NOT to recognize it, and NOT to let it go."
T15E6 "The simple reason, stated simply as what it is, is this: The holy instant is a time in which you receive AND GIVE perfect communication."
T15F5 "However UNholy the reason why you made them may be, He can TRANSLATE them into holiness, by removing AS MUCH FEAR AS YOU WILL LET HIM."
T16B4 "Foolish requests ARE foolish, for the simple reason THAT THEY CONFLICT, because they contain an element of specialness."
T16C9 "Awake and SHARE it, for that is the only reason He has called to you."
T17C5 "In the light of the REAL reason that He brings, as you follow Him, He will SHOW you that there is NO reason here at all."
T17C5 "Each spot HIS reason touches, grows alive with beauty."
T17C5 "And what SEEMED ugly, in the darkness of your LACK of reason, is suddenly released to loveliness."
T17E1 "Because of HIS reason for creating HIS relationship with you, the function of relationships became forever "to make happy.""
T17E5 "The ego IS hyper alert to threat, and the part of your mind into which the ego was accepted is VERY anxious to preserve its reason, AS IT SEES IT."
T17F3 "The reason is quite clear."
T17G2 "The reason for this disorganized approach is evident."
T18B6 "Thus, He REVERSES the course of insanity, and restores you to reason."
T19L12 "Here is the rest and quiet that you seek, the REASON for the journey from its beginning."
T21E3 "Your faith is moving inward, PAST insanity, and on to reason."
T21E3 "And what your reason tells you now, the ego would not hear."
T21E5 "For this your REASON tells you."
T21F5 "You do not realize the whole extent to which the idea of separation has INTERFERED with reason."
T21F5 "Reason lies in the other self you have CUT OFF from your awareness."
T21F5 "And nothing you have allowed to STAY in it is CAPABLE of reason."
T21F5 "How can the segment of the mind DEVOID of reason understand what reason IS?"
T21F5 "All sorts of QUESTIONS may arise in it, but, if the basic question stems from REASON, it will not ask it."
T21F5 "Like ALL that stems from reason, the basic question is obvious, simple, and remains unasked."
T21F5 "But think not reason could not ANSWER it."
T21F7 "Such would your REASON tell you, if you listened."
T21F9 "What reason points to, you CAN see, because the witnesses on its behalf ARE clear."
T21F9 "Reason is a means which serves the Holy Spirit's purpose in its OWN right."
T21F9 "For reason is BEYOND the ego's range of means."
T21F10 "But reason has no place at all in madness, nor can it be ADJUSTED to fit its ends."
T21F10 "But reason enters NOT AT ALL in this."
T21F10 "For the perception would fall away at once, if reason were applied."
T21F10 "There IS no reason in insanity, for it depends ENTIRELY on reason's absence."
T21F11 "The part of mind where reason lies was dedicated, by your will in union with your Father's, to the UNDOING of insanity."
T21F11 "Reason is ALIEN to insanity, and those who use it have gained a means which cannot BE applied to sin."
T21F11 "But reason CAN serve to open doors you closed AGAINST it."
T21F12 "Does not your reason tell you now the question MUST have come from something that you do NOT know, but must BELONG to you?"
T21F12 "Faith and belief, upheld by reason, CANNOT fail to lead to changed perception."
T21G1 "Reason cannot see sin, but CAN see errors, and LEADS to their correction."
T21G1 "But reason will also tell you when you THINK you sin you call for help, but if you will not ACCEPT the help you call for, you will not believe that it is yours to give."
T21G2 "For reason would not make way for correction in you alone."
T21G2 "But reason tells you that you CANNOT see your brother OR yourself as sinful, and still perceive the other innocent."
T21G2 "But REASON tells you that this must be WRONG."
T21G3 "The home of madness CANNOT be the home of reason."
T21G3 "Yet it is easy to LEAVE the home of madness, if you see reason."
T21G4 "You leave it simply by accepting reason, where madness WAS."
T21G4 "Madness and reason see the same things, but it is certain that they look upon them differently."
T21G4 "Madness is an ATTACK on reason, that drives it out of mind, and TAKES ITS PLACE."
T21G4 "Reason does NOT attack, but takes the place of madness quietly, REPLACING madness if it be the will of the insane to LISTEN to it."
T21G4 "REASON would be INCAPABLE of this."
T21G4 "And, if you would defend the body AGAINST your reason, you will not understand the body OR yourself."
T21G5 "To see the body as a barrier between what REASON tells you MUST be joined, MUST be insane."
T21G5 "Nor COULD you see it, if you heard the voice of reason."
T21G5 "Reason would tell you this."
T21G6 "Reason will tell you that this fact is your RELEASE."
T21G7 "Reason, like love, would REASSURE you, and NOT seek to frighten you."
T21G7 "But reason tells you it is GIVEN you to change his whole mind, which is one with YOU, in just an instant."
T21G7 "Reason is given you to UNDERSTAND that this is so."
T21G7 "For reason, kind as is the purpose for which it is the means, leads steadily AWAY from madness, toward the goal of truth."
T21G8 "In madness, yes; and yet what madness sees, MUST be dispelled by reason."
T21G8 "Reason assures you Heaven is what you WANT, and ALL you want."
T21G8 "Listen to Him Who SPEAKS with reason, and brings YOUR reason in line with HIS."
T21G8 "Be willing to let reason be the means by which He would direct you how to leave INSANITY behind."
T21G8 "Hide not BEHIND insanity, in order to ESCAPE from reason."
T21G9 "Reason speaks happily indeed of this."
T21G10 "And, as his gratitude goes out to you who blessed him, reason will tell you that it CANNOT be you stand APART from blessing."
T21G10 "And here alone does reason tell you that you can understand what you MUST be."
T21H4 "Dreams have no REASON in them."
T21H6 "Reason would surely bid him seek no longer what is NOT THERE to find."
T21H7 "Yet reason would assure you they are all the SAME."
T21H9 "And let your reason tell you that it MUST be answered, and IS answered in the other three."
T21H10 "Reason will tell you why."
T21I3 "Reason will tell you that you CANNOT ask for happiness inconstantly."
T22B1 "Let reason take another step."
T22B2 "Reason would tell you that the world you see through eyes that are not yours, MUST make no sense to you."
T22B4 "But, if your eyes are closed, and you have called upon this thing to lead you, asking it to EXPLAIN to you the world IT sees, you have no reason NOT to listen, nor to suspect that what it tells you is NOT true."
T22B4 "Reason would tell you that it CAN'T be true, BECAUSE you do not understand it."
T22B5 "Reason would tell you that this is no SECRET, that need be hidden as a sin."
T22B10 "Reason will tell you that they MUST have seen each other through a vision NOT of the body, and communicated in a language the body does not speak."
T22B10 "Such did his reason tell him; such he believed BECAUSE it is the truth."
T22C2 "NO form of misery, in reason's eyes, CAN be confused with joy."
T22C3 "Reason will tell you that the ONLY way to escape from misery is to RECOGNIZE it, AND GO THE OTHER WAY."
T22C4 "Both reason AND the ego will tell you this."
T22C5 "Yet reason looks on this in another way."
T22C5 "For reason sees the SOURCE of an idea as what will make it true or false."
T22C5 "Therefore, says reason, if escape from guilt was given to the Holy Spirit as His purpose, and by One to Whom NOTHING He wills CAN BE impossible, the means for its attainment are MORE than possible."
T22C7 "Faith and belief can fall to either side, but reason tells you that misery lies ONLY on one side, and joy upon the other."
T22C8 "Reason will tell you that there IS no middle ground where you can pause uncertainly, waiting to choose between the joy of Heaven and the misery of hell."
T22D1 "The introduction of reason into the ego's thought system is the beginning of its undoing."
T22D1 "For reason and the ego are CONTRADICTORY."
T22D1 "And reason's goal IS to make plain, and therefore obvious."
T22D1 "You can SEE reason."
T22D1 "And here do reason and the ego separate, to go their DIFFERENT ways."
T22D2 "SHARE this belief, and reason will be unable to SEE your errors, and make way for their correction."
T22D2 "For reason SEES THROUGH errors, telling you what you THOUGHT was real is not."
T22D2 "Reason CAN see the difference between sin and mistakes, because it WANTS correction."
T22D3 "Thus does the ego damn, and reason save."
T22D3 "Reason is not salvation in itself, but it MAKES WAY for peace, and brings you to a state of mind in which salvation can be given you."
T22D3 "No-one who looks on it without the help of reason, would TRY to pass it."
T22D3 "Yet reason sees through it easily BECAUSE it is an error."
T22D3 "The FORM it takes cannot conceal its emptiness from REASON's eyes."
T22D5 "Reason will tell you that the FORM of error is not what makes it a mistake."
T22D7 "Reason will tell you that, if form is NOT reality, it MUST be an illusion."
T22D9 "Yet reason sees a holy relationship as what it IS; a common state of mind, where both give errors gladly to correction, that both may happily be healed as one."
T22F1 "Merely by letting reason tell you that they CONTRADICT reality."
T22F2 "ALWAYS to justify what GOES AGAINST the truth, flies in the face of reason, AND MAKES NO SENSE."
T22G5 "And reason, joined with love, looks quietly on ALL confusion, observing merely, "this was a mistake.""
T23C1 "Chaotic laws are hardly meaningful, and therefore out of reason's sphere."
T23C1 "Yet they APPEAR to constitute an obstacle to reason and to truth."
T23C11 "And now you "understand" the reason WHY you found it not."
T23C12 "THIS is the reason why you must attack."
T23C20 "Outside of Heaven, only the conflict of illusions stands; senseless, impossible, and beyond ALL reason, and yet perceived as an eternal BARRIER to Heaven."
T24B1 "But an UNRECOGNIZED belief is a decision to war in secret, where the results of conflict are kept unknown and NEVER brought to reason, to be considered sensible or not."
T25C3 "Can it make sense to hold the fixed belief that there IS reason to uphold pursuit of what has ALWAYS failed, on grounds that it will suddenly succeed, and bring what it has NEVER brought before?"
T25F1 "The state of sinlessness is merely this: The WHOLE desire to attack is gone, and so there is no reason to perceive the Son of God as other than he is."
T25H5 "Who thinks the world is sane in any way; is justified in ANYTHING it thinks, or is maintained by ANY form of reason, believes this to be true."
T25H8 "Nor CAN this choice be made BY the insane, whose problem IS their choices are NOT free, and made with reason in the light of sense."
T25H13 "Reason is satisfied, for ALL insane beliefs can be corrected here."
T26H1 "Sickness and sin are seen as consequence and cause, in a relationship kept hidden from awareness, that it may be carefully preserved from reason's light."
T26I6 "This is NOT reason, for it is unjust, and clearly hints at punishment until the time of liberation is at hand."
T26I7 "Given a change of purpose for the good, there is NO reason for an interval in which disaster strikes, to be perceived as good some day, but now in form of pain."
T26I8 "Delay is senseless, and the reason that would maintain effects of PRESENT cause must be delayed until a FUTURE time is merely a denial of the fact that consequence and cause MUST come as one."
T27B6 "The sick have reason for each one of their unnatural desires and strange needs."
T27B7 "If this were true, there WOULD be reason to remain content to seek for passing joys, and cherish little pleasures where you can."
T27C3 "To witness sin, and yet forgive it, is a paradox which reason cannot see."
T27C9 "How could the Holy Spirit be deterred an instant, even less, to reason with an argument for sickness such as this?"
T27H1 "HE is the victim of this "something else," a thing OUTSIDE himself for which he has no reason to be held responsible."
T29C2 "Look inward now, and you will not behold a reason for regret, but cause indeed for glad rejoicing and for hope of peace."
T29E3 "And does not THIS become the "reason" your attack is justified?"
T30B7 "But this much reason have you now attained; YOU would be better off if you were WRONG."
T31A2 "There IS a reason."
T31E10 "Perhaps the reason why this concept must be kept in darkness is that, in the light, the one who would not think it true is YOU."
W5L2 "For example: "I am not angry at ____ for the reason I think.""
W5L2 ""I am not afraid of ____ for the reason I think.""
W5L4 "Further examples are: "I am not worried about ____ for the reason I think.""
W5L4 ""I am not depressed about ____ for the reason I think.""
W7L1 "It is the reason why nothing that you see means anything."
W7L1 "It is the reason why you have given everything you see all the meaning that it has for you."
W7L1 "It is the reason why you do not understand anything you see."
W7L1 "It is the reason why your thoughts do not mean anything, and why they are like the things you see."
W7L1 "It is the reason why you are never upset for the reason you think."
W7L1 "It is the reason why you are upset because you see something that is not there."
W8L1 "This idea is, of course, the reason why you see only the past."
W10L1 "The reason the idea is applicable to all of them is that they are not your real thoughts."
W14L1 "The idea for today is, of course, the reason why a meaningless world is impossible."
W19L1 "The idea for today is obviously the reason why your seeing does not affect you alone."
W19L1 "The reason is that the order does not actually matter."
W35L1 "Yet the reason he thinks he is in this world is because he does not believe it."
W44L5 "The reason is very simple."
W45L5 "There is every reason to feel confident that you will succeed today."
W46L2 "For this reason, forgiveness can truly be called salvation."
W47L1 "If you are trusting your own strength, you have every reason to be apprehensive, anxious, and fearful."
W51L1 "The reason this is so is that I see nothing, and nothing has no meaning."
W51L3 "But there is every reason to let it go, to make room for what can be seen and understood and loved."
W51L5 "5) "I am never upset for the reason I think.""
W51L5 "I am never upset for the reason I think because I am constantly trying to justify "my" thoughts."
W69L4 "From where you stand, you can see no reason to believe there is a brilliant light hidden by the clouds."
W73L6 "The reason is very simple."
W110R33 "Those practice periods which you have lost because you did not want to do them for whatever reason should be done as soon as you have changed your mind about your goal."
W138L8 "And these decisions are made unaware to keep them safely undisturbed, apart from question and from reason and from doubt."
W160L3 "What reason is there for not saying this?"
W160L3 "What could the reason be except that you had asked this stranger in to take your place, and let you be a stranger to yourself?"
W161L6 "This is the reason bodies easily become fear's symbols."
W166L7 "This is the self you savagely defend against all reason, every evidence, and all the witnesses with proof to show this is not you."
W167L3 "It is the reason you can heal."
W191L1 "What could it be but vicious and afraid, fearful of shadows, punitive and wild, lacking all reason, blind, insane and sad?"
W192L7 "Without its kindly light we grope in darkness, using reason but to justify our rage and our attack."
W200R63 "Beyond this, and a repetition of the special thought we practice for the day, no form of exercise is urged, except a deep relinquishment of everything that clutters up the mind, and makes it deaf to reason, sanity and simple truth."
W220W12 "The thought protects projection, tightening its chains, so that distortions are more veiled and more obscure; less easily accessible to doubt, and further kept from reason."
M5K1 "Only the open-minded can be at peace, for they alone see reason for it."
M8A2 "He must use his reason to tell himself that he has given the problem to One Who cannot fail, and recognize that his own uncertainty is not love but fear, and therefore hate."
M17A9 "Its powerlessness is the reason it can be so easily escaped."
U4A4 "The reason is obvious."
S1E1 "But once the need to hold the other as an enemy has been questioned, and the reason has been recognized if only for an instant, it becomes possible to join in prayer."

Quotes on "Reasoning"

T3H14 "If this has been the result of his own free will, he must regard his will as if it were NOT free, or the obviously circular reasoning of his own position would be quite apparent."
T6E12 "This is the kind of reasoning that the ego engages in, but God, who KNOWS that His creations are perfect does NOT insult them."
T10F15 "It makes real every mistake it perceives, and with characteristically circular reasoning, concludes that, BECAUSE of the mistake, consistent truth must be meaningless."
T10F17 "For reasoning ends at its beginning, and no thought system transcends its source."
T10F17 "Yet reasoning without meaning CANNOT demonstrate anything, and those who are convinced by it, MUST be deluded."
T12D1 "While it is reasonably satisfied with you, as its reasoning goes, it offers you oblivion."
T21C5 "See only this, and you will also see how circular the reasoning on which your "seeing" rests."
T21E5 "This is the reasoning of the SANE."
T21F7 "Yet such is clearly NOT the ego's "reasoning.""
T26I6 "And you seek to be content with sighing, and with "reasoning," you do not understand it now, but WILL some day."
T27H3 "The "reasoning" by which the world is made, on which it rests, by which it is maintained, is simply this: "YOU are the cause of what I do."
T27H3 "No-one who looks upon this "reasoning" EXACTLY as it is could fail to see it does NOT follow, and it makes NO sense."
W189L6 "For its simplicity avoids the snares the foolish convolutions of the world's apparent reasoning but serve to hide."
M9A4 "Can this confused and senseless "reasoning" be depended on for anything?"

Quotes on "Reasons"

T1B37Y "One of the real reasons why that evening was so exhilarating was because it represented a "battle of intellects", (both good ones, by the way), each communicating exceptionally clearly but on opposite sides."
T1B41AA "Bill has his own reasons."
T1B41BA "Any relationship you have undertaken for whatever reasons becomes a responsibility."
T1C10 "Both 1) and 2) are likely to become compulsive for several reasons, including: a."
T3A23 "We want as little interference as possible, for VERY good reasons.)"
T3C36 "It is also one of the many reasons why the Cayce material, a major step in the speedup, must be properly understood before it can be meaningfully validated."
T4H12 "I arranged for Bill to attend the rehabilitation meetings for very good reasons, and I want him to know them so we can share our goal there."
T15C4 "As a result, they witness TO the ego in your perception, and SEEM to provide reasons for NOT letting it go."
T17C5 "The Great Transformer of perception will undertake WITH you the careful searching of the mind that MADE this world, and uncover TO YOU the SEEMING reasons for your making it."
T17D4 "But what you do NOT realize, are ALL the reasons that go to MAKE the relationship unholy."
T26C1 "It is NOT difficult to understand the reasons why you do not ask the Holy Spirit to solve ALL problems for you."

Quotes on "Reasonable"

T1B40X "An Elder Brother is entitled to respect for his greater experience, and a reasonable amount of obedience for his greater wisdom."
T4C1 "This is a perfectly reasonable question; in fact, the best question either of you could ask."
T4C3 "Surprise is a reasonable response to the unfamiliar, but hardly to something that has occurred with such persistence."
T4F18 "It is a symptom of the psychologist's ability to accept as reasonable a compromise which is clearly senseless, to attribute it to the mental illness of the patient rather than his own, and to limit his questions about both the patient AND himself to the trivial."
T19H4 "Can YOUR mistake be reasonable grounds for your depression and disillusionment, and for retaliative attack on what you think has failed you?"
W66L9 "Remember the outcomes fairly, and consider also whether it was ever reasonable to expect happiness from anything the ego has ever proposed."
W153L2 "For threat brings anger, anger makes attack seem reasonable, honestly provoked, and righteous in the name of self-defense."
M5B6 "This is a quiet time, in which the teacher of God rests a while in reasonable peace."
P3C4 "Yet it is not the awareness of God that constitutes a reasonable goal for psychotherapy."

Quotes on "Reasonably"

T1C10 "They set up substitute goals, which are usually reasonably easy to attain."
T2F3 "After this, their ability to choose can be reasonably directed."
T4B1 "Money is but one of its many reflections, and is a reasonably representative example of the kind of thinking which stems from it."
T8A1 "You cannot reasonably object to following instructions in a course FOR knowing, on the grounds that you do not know."
W32L4 "To facilitate this, select a time when few distractions are anticipated, and when you yourself feel reasonably ready."
W91L11 "Five or six times an hour, at reasonably regular intervals, remind yourself that miracles are seen in light."

Quotes on "Premise"

T3G45 "He insisted that his own existence was not open to doubt, and rebuilt his entire thought system on the one premise "I think, therefore I am.""
T4B3 "Untenable positions such as this are the result of the authority problem, which, because it accepts the one inconceivable thought as its premise, can only produce ideas which are inconceivable."
T4C19 "The ego is free to complete the stem: "When I was completely on my own" in any way it chooses, but it is NOT free to consider the validity of the premise itself, because this premise is its FOUNDATION."
T7F3 "This is its totally insane premise, and so it proceeds accordingly."
T9D1 "If he is a theologian, he may begin with the premise, "I am a miserable sinner, and so are you.""
T10A2 "Yet that IS its insane premise, which is carefully hidden in the dark cornerstone of its thought system."
T22A3 "A holy relationship starts from a different premise."
W66L6 "The first premise is that God gives you only happiness."
W66L6 "And it is this definition of Him which you are believing if you do not accept the first premise."
W66L7 "The second premise is that God has given you your function."
W170L9 "Here is the basic premise which enthrones the thought of fear as god."

Quotes on "Premises"

T3A15 "The kind of beliefs, and the fallacious premises involved in misthought are as well exemplified here as elsewhere."
T6A1 "Given these three wholly irrational premises, the equally irrational conclusion that a brother is worthy of attack rather than of love follows."
T6A1 "What can be expected from insane premises EXCEPT an insane conclusion?"
T6A2 "The way to undo an insane conclusion is always to consider the sanity of the premises on which it rests."
T6A2 "This is a responsibility which he assumes inevitably, the moment he has accepted any premises at all."
T6B4 "To the extent to which you believe it DOES, you MUST be accepting false premises and TEACHING THEM TO OTHERS."
T6E12 "Fidelity to premises is a law of the mind, and everything God created is faithful to His laws."
T7J9 "This is true in a sense, but no more true than your failure to acknowledge the whole result of the ego's premises."
T7J9 "The Kingdom is the result of premises, as much as this world is."
T7J10 "Is it not possible that you have done the same thing with the premises of God?"
T7J10 "Whatever these beliefs may be, they are the premises which will determine WHAT YOU ACCEPT INTO YOUR MINDS."
T8H6 "Sickness is meaningful only if the two basic premises on which the ego's interpretation of the body rests are true."
T8H7 "The more complicated the results become, the harder it may be to recognize their nothingness, but it is not necessary to examine ALL possible outcomes to which premises give rise to judge the PREMISES truly."
W66L5 "Let us, then, think about the premises for a while, as we are practicing."
W66L10 "Try to make this choice as you think about the premises on which our conclusion rests."
W91L2 "This follows from the premises from which the darkness comes."
W170L4 "If you consider carefully the means by which your fancied self-defense proceeds on its imagined way, you will perceive the premises on which the idea stands."
W184L7 "But the sooner he perceives on what it rests, how questionable are its premises, how doubtful its results, the sooner does he question its effects."

Quotes on "Conclusion"

T24A2 "For a decision is a CONCLUSION, based on EVERYTHING that you believe."
W66L5 "It is only if the first two thoughts are wrong that the conclusion could be false."
W66L10 "We can share in this conclusion, but in no other."
W72L5 "In fact, if the body were real, it would be difficult indeed to escape this conclusion."

Quotes on "Conclusions"

M17A5 "Having gone through the Workbook you must have come to some conclusions in this respect."

Quotes on "Conclude"

T2A14 "I would like to conclude this with the Biblical injunction "Go ye and do likewise.""
T22G14 "So you conclude, BECAUSE you can attack, you must be DIFFERENT."
W13L4 "Then close your eyes and conclude with: "A meaningless world engenders fear because I think I am in competition with God.""
W14L6 "In recognition of this fact, conclude the practice periods by repeating today's idea."
W18L3 " Conclude the practice period by repeating the more general statement: "I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my seeing.""
W26L8 " Conclude each practice period by repeating today's idea once more."
W36L4 "For the shorter exercise periods, close your eyes and repeat the idea; look about you as you repeat it again; and conclude with one more repetition with your eyes closed."
W37L5 "The practice period should conclude with a repetition of the idea made with your eyes closed, and another, following immediately, made with your eyes open."
W110R312 "Each day's review assignment will conclude with a restatement of the thought to use each hour, and the one to be applied on each half hour as well."
W137L14 "And so we will begin the day with this, and give ten minutes to these thoughts with which we will conclude today at night as well: "When I am healed I am not healed alone."
W220IN24 "Yet we will not content ourselves with simple practicing in the remaining holy instants which conclude the year that we have given God."

Quotes on "Concluded"

T3C27 "It is noteworthy that in all these readings, a large section was actually devoted to the body, even though he usually concluded with the caution that the body cannot be healed by itself."

Quotes on "Concludes"

M9A4 "And having done so, it concludes that the categories must be true."

Quotes on "Concluding"

W8L4 "Then name each of your thoughts specifically, for example: "I seem to be thinking about (name of person), about (name of object), about (name of emotion), and so on," concluding at the end of the mind-searching period with: "But my mind is preoccupied with past thoughts.""
W11L3 "On concluding the exercises, close your eyes and repeat the idea once more, slowly to yourself."
W13L5 "You may find it difficult to avoid resistance, in one form or another, to this concluding statement."
W13L6 "Do not dwell on the concluding statement, and try not even to think of it except during the exercise periods."
W152L12 "In patience wait for Him throughout the day, and hourly invite Him with the words with which the day began, concluding it with this same invitation to your Self."
M15A4 "What, then, is the function of the teacher of God in this concluding lesson?"
Read more on: Logic and reason

Link to:


Add your comment...

A Course in Miracles - Urtext material - reproduced with permission from the Foundation for Inner Peace (, and the Foundation for A Course in Miracles (

Recent articles about Logic and reason ©2021 Paul West