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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.


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.


Reason's last step is the recognition that there are an infinite number of things which are beyond it

Blaise Pascal

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


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

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