Humor is reason gone mad.
Curiosity has its own reason for existence.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
The law is reason free from passion
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.
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.
To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose. People don't deserve the restraint we show by not going into delirium in front of them. To hell with them!
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
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
Being unable to reason is not a positive character trait outside religion
More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, my friends, that is true perversion.
What I conclude is that religion has nothing to do with experience or reason but with deep and irrational needs
The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary.
Faith... Must be enforced by reason...When faith becomes blind it dies.
The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.
Faith begins where Reason sinks exhausted.
If it can be verified, we don't need faith... Faith is for that which lies on the other side of reason. Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys.
Faith is not contrary to reason.
The greatest genius is never so great as when it is chastised and subdued by the highest reason.
I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible reason.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.
If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition (or whatever is their prevailing passion) on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you.