Once blood is shed in a national quarrel reason and right are swept aside by the rage of angry men.
The same reason that makes us chide and brawl and fall out with any of our neighbors, causeth a war to follow between Princes.
Coarse kindness is at least better than coarse anger; and in all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of its dullness.
Every advance in social progress removes us more and more from the guidance of instinct, obliging us to depend upon reason for the assurance that our habits are really agreeable to the laws of health.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
The reason they look the way they do is that the first drawing I did of them was really small so I didn't draw fingers, nose, ears, etc and this drawing had a certain appeal that I really liked.
In the course of her education she had gone through the history usually put into the hands of young people... now her ripened reason gave to her present study at least the advantage of novelty.
People first abandon reason, and then become obstinate; and the deeper they are in error the more angry they are.
The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence. It is force, and like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
I've encountered a lot of people who sound like critics but very few who have substantive criticisms. There is a lot of skepticism, but it seems to be more a matter of inertia than it is of people having some real reason for thinking something else.
I think investors were looking for an excuse to take some profits after a blisteringly good pace in November. Higher energy prices near term, and the continuing battle in Washington over the course of the Iraq war have provided sufficient reason for investors to take a little profit.
Marriage enlarges the scene of our happiness and of our miseries. A marriage of love is pleasant, of interest, easy, and where both meet, happy. A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendship, all the enjoyments of sense and reason, and,
There has been a tendency through the years for reason and moderation to prevail as long as things are going tolerably well or as long as our problems seem clear and finite and manageable.
The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.
The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself..
Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected.
The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous play thing.
No one ever lacks a good reason for suicide.
The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over
The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over.
The reason there are two senators for each state is so that one can be the designated driver.
The reason that minorities and women don't have a better shot at getting elected to the Senate or to statewide office is because the campaign finance rules are so skewed as to make it very difficult for non-traditional candidates to raise the money necessary to get elected.
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act according with the dictates of reason.
Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.