Reason Quotes

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

All the reputedly powerful reactionaries are merely paper tigers. The reason is that they are divorced from the people. Look! Was not Hitler a paper tiger? Was Hitler not overthrown? U.S. imperialism has not yet been overthrown and it has the atomic bomb. I believe it also will be overthrown. It, too, is a paper tiger.

Mao Zedong

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

Time heals what reason cannot

Seneca

Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.

C.S. Lewis

Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.

Thomas Jefferson

It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved.

Irwin Edman

I'll not listen to reason . . . . Reason always means what someone else has got to say.

Elizabeth Gaskell

But reason has no power against feeling, and feeling older than history is no light matter.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.

Blaise Pascal

The chief reason for drinking is the desire to behave in a certain way, and to be able to blame it on alcohol.

Mignon McLaughlin

If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one's reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state.

Leo Tolstoy
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