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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Reason (91 Quotations)

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Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience.
~ Roger Bacon

 

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Reason itself is fallible, and this fallibility must find a place in our logic.
~ Nicola Abbagnano

 

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Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
~ Woody Allen

 

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A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.
~ St. Thomas Aquinas

 

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Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason.
~ St. Thomas Aquinas

 

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O reason, reason, abstract phantom of the waking state, I had already expelled you from my dreams, now I have reached a point where those dreams are about to become fused with apparent realities: now there is only room here for myself.
~ Louis Aragon

 

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There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses.
~ Louis Aragon

 

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Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.
~ Charles Baudelaire

 

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As if reasoning were any kind of writing or talking which tends to convince people that some doctrine or measure is true and right.
~ Catharine Esther Beecher

 

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Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice.
~ Allan Bloom

 

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Some excel in rhyme who reason foolishly.
~ Nicholas Boileau

 

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We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on possibilities.
~ Henry Bolingbroke

 

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To reason about love is to lose reason.
~ Boufflers

 

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Reason sits firm and holds the reins, and she will not let the feelings burst away and hurry her to wild chasms. The passions may rage furiously, like true heathens, as they are; and the desires may imagine all sorts of vain things: but judgment shall still have the last word in every argument, and the casting vote in every decision.
~ Charlotte Bronte

 

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As reason is a rebel to faith, so passion is a rebel to reason.
~ Sir Thomas Browne

 

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If you follow reason far enough it always leads to conclusions that are contrary to reason.
~ Samuel Butler

 

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A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason.
~ Thomas Carlyle

 

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People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.
~ Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

 

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The more you reason the less you create.
~ Raymond Chandler

 

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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.
~ Lord Chesterfield

 

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