Reason Quotes

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

We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on possibilities

Thomas Paine

For better or worse, editing is what editors are for; and editing is selection and choice of material. That editors newspaper or broadcast can and do abuse this power is beyond doubt, but that is no reason to deny the discretion Congress provided.

Warren E. Burger

Familiarity breeds contempt. How accurate that is. The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it.

Mark Twain

Reason is the enemy of faith

Martin Luther

Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods

C.S. Lewis

Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.

Anton Chekhov

The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.

Jim Rohn

There is a good reason they call these ceremonies "commencement exercises." Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning.

Orrin Hatch

Fear is never a reason for quitting; it is only an excuse.

Norman Vincent Peale

He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.

Michel de Montaigne

An Argument needs no reason; Nor any friendship

Ibycus

If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.

Edward Hopper

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?

Michael Moore

Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species.

Thomas Carlyle

The duty of criticism is neither to depreciate nor dignify by partial representations, but to hold out the light of reason, whatever it may discover; and to promulgate the determinations of truth, whatever she shall dictate

Samuel Johnson

Vanity is the quicksand of reason

George Sand

I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves. Neither can I nor would I want to conceive of an individual that survives his physical death; let feeble souls, from fear or absurd egoism, cherish such thoughts. I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life and with the awareness and a glimpse of the marvelous structure of the existing world, together with the devoted striving to comprehend a portion, be it ever so tiny, of the Reason that manifests itself in nature.

Albert Einstein

Prejudice is the reason of fools

Voltaire
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