Reason Quotes

The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason

Blaise Pascal

When valour preys on reason, it eats the sword it fights with.

William Shakespeare

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.

Blaise Pascal

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.

Carlton Simon

The more you reason the less you create

Raymond Chandler

Reason is a very light rider, and easily shook off

Jonathan Swift

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

Blaise Pascal

Passion and prejudice govern the world; only under the name of reason.


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.

Soren F. Petersen

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

Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.

Thomas Paine

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