Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one
Time heals what reason cannot
What I conclude is that religion has nothing to do with experience or reason but with deep and irrational needs
Reason is the enemy of faith
Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.
The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason
When valour preys on reason, it eats the sword it fights with.
People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come in to the mind of others.
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.
Reason only controls individuals after emotion and impulse have lost their impetus.
The more you reason the less you create
Reason is a very light rider, and easily shook off
Human reason is like a drunken man on horseback; set it up on one side, and it tumbles over on the other
Reason's last step is the recognition that there are an infinite number of things which are beyond it
Passion and prejudice govern the world; only under the name of reason.
Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people.
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.
As soon as we abandon our own reason, and are content to rely upon authority, there is no end to our troubles.
Most of us, when all is said and done, like what we like and make up reasons for it afterwards.
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.
Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
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.
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