Reason Quotes

Obedience indeed is only the pitiful and cowardly egotism of him who thinks that he can do something better than reason.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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.

Victor Cousin

Every generous illusion of youth leaves a wrinkle as it departs. Experience is the successive disenchanting of the things of life; it is reason enriched with the heart's spoils.

Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn

That's what I'm opposed to. A dumb war. A rash war. A war based not on reason but on passion, not on principle but on politics.

Barack Obama

The reason the golf pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing

Phyllis Diller

I see no reason why Tiger Woods won't become a great player. Man, can he smoke some shots. A little refinement on Tiger's short game and there'll be nothing. He's already pretty darn imposing

Corey Pavin

Memory is the cabinet of imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience and the council-chamber of thought.

Giambattista Basile

The reason most people play golf is to wear clothes they would not be caught dead in otherwise

Roger Simon

Marijuana is not much more difficult to obtain than beer. The reason for this is that a liquor store selling beer to a minor stands to lose its liquor license. Marijuana salesmen don't have expensive overheads, and so are not easily punished.

William F. Buckley

Abstinence is the great strengthener and clearer of reason.

Bishop Robert South

Politics are always a struggle for power, disguised and modified by prudence, reason and moral pretext.

William Hurrell Mallock

For some reason, people had their hopes much higher than this, especially for the guidance. Everything seems to be in line.

Safa Rashtchy

One should not quarrel with a dog without a reason sufficient to vindicate one through all the courts of morality.

Oliver Goldsmith

Work is the only reason I leave home. I`m not a tourist. I don`t travel for pleasure. I don`t take vacations. I only leave the house when I have something to do.

Frank Zappa

Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.

Thomas Paine

Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer.

D. H. Lawrence

As soon as we abandon our own reason, and are content to rely upon authority, there is no end to our troubles.

BERTRAND RUSSELL

Reason is man's instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man's instrument for manipulating the world more successfully; the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man.

ERICH FROMM

Human reason is like a drunken man on horseback; set it up on one side, and it tumbles over on the other

Martin Luther

Reason is a very light rider, and easily shook off

Jonathan Swift

The more you reason the less you create

Raymond Chandler

Reason only controls individuals after emotion and impulse have lost their impetus.

Carlton Simon

When valour preys on reason, it eats the sword it fights with.

William Shakespeare

The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason

Blaise Pascal
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