I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
There are moments when, even to the sober eye of Reason, the world of our sad humanity must assume the aspect of Hell
What is the source of sadness, but feebleness of the mind? What giveth it power but the want of reason? Rouse thyself to the combat, and she quitteth the field before thou strikest.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable.
Sports are the reason I am out of shape. I watch them all on TV.
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one
If you're angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug - which is all the more reason to do so. It's hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that's precisely what happens when we hug each other.
Anger, even when it punishes the faults of delinquents, ought not to precede reason as its mistress, but attend as a handmaid at the back of reason, to come to the front when bidden. For once it begins to take control of the mind, it calls just, what it does cruelly.
All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties; they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state; but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things
It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one's present or future thirst, the excellence of the wine, or any other reason.
I like liquor - its taste and its effects - and that is just the reason why I never drink it.
Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?
Evil is uncertain in the same degree as good, and for the reason that we ought not to hope too securely, we ought not to fear with too much dejection
Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.
Patriotism in its simplest, clearest and most indubitable signification is nothing else but a means of obtaining for the rulers their ambitions and covetous desires, and for the ruled the abdication of human dignity, reason, conscience, and a slavish enthrallment to those in power.
Fate - everything happens for a reason. And when fate happens look for the good in it as it is there!
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
Fearlessness comes with the birth of this new understanding: The only reason life changes as it does is to reveal the secret Goodness underlying those same changes.
Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.
Prejudice assumes the garb of reason, but the cheat is too thin.
Prejudice is the reason of fools
Vanity is the quicksand of reason
I personally hold Blair more responsible for this war than I do George Bush. The reason is, Blair knows better, Blair is not an idiot. What is he doing hanging around this guy?