Reason Quotes

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.

Saint Gregory I

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one

Benjamin Franklin

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.

Akhenaton

In a republican nation, whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion and not by force, the art of reasoning becomes of first importance

Thomas Jefferson

Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.

Billy Crystal

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

Buddha

Atheism deprives superstition of its stand ground, and compels Theism to reason for its existence

George Jacob Holyoake

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.

Thomas Jefferson

Our passions are the winds that propel our vessel. Our reason is the pilot that steers her. Without winds the vessel would not move and without a pilot she would be lost.

Proverb

The law is reason free from passion

Aristotle

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.

John Locke

Sports are the reason I am out of shape. I watch them all on TV.

Thomas Sowell

Faith is reason grown courageous.

Sherwood Eddy

The only reason I played golf was so that I could afford to go hunting and fishing

Sam Snead

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.

Benjamin Franklin

Agitators are a set of interfering, meddling people, who come down to some perfectly contented class of the community and sow the seeds of discontent amongst them. That is the reason why agitators are so absolutely necessary. Without them, in our incomplete state, there would be no advance towards civilisation.

Oscar Wilde

Curiosity has its own reason for existence.

Albert Einstein

Reason is the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but - more frequently than not - struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God

Martin Luther

Once the people begin to reason, all is lost

Voltaire

Human history begins with man's act of disobedience which is at the very same time the beginning of his freedom and development of his reason.

Erich Fromm

When I'm getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say -- and two-thirds thinking about him and what he is going to say.

Abraham Lincoln

A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of a friendship, all the enjoyments of sense and reason, and indeed, all the sweets of life.

Joseph Addison 1672

Humor is reason gone mad.

Groucho Marx

Love works in miracles every day: such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak; making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools; favouring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.

Marguerite De Valois
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