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The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. He is the man who has lost everything except his reason.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

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Let reason govern desire.
~ Marcus T. Cicero

 

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Reason should direct and appetite obey.
~ Marcus T. Cicero

 

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Reason is a whore, surviving by simulation, versatility, and shamelessness.
~ E. M. Cioran

 

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The person who is master of their passions is reason's slave.
~ Cyril Connolly

 

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The trouble with Reason is that it becomes meaningless at the exact point where it refuses to act.
~ Bernard Devoto

 

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It was not reason that besieged Troy; it was not reason that sent forth the Saracen from the desert to conquer the world; that inspired the crusades; that instituted the monastic orders; it was not reason that produced the Jesuits; above all, it was not reason that created the French Revolution. Man is only great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

 

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No one ever excused his way to success.
~ Dave Del Dotto

 

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He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; and he that dares not reason is a slave.
~ William Drummond

 

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Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone.
~ John Dryden

 

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Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.
~ Henry Fielding

 

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Just as love is an orientation which refers to all objects and is incompatible with the restriction to one object, so is reason a human faculty which must embrace the whole of the world with which man is confronted.
~ Erich Fromm

 

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Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
~ Robert Frost

 

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A person possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with.
~ James A. Froude

 

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Reason can in general do more than blind force.
~ Gaius C. Gallus

 

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Rationalists are admirable beings, rationalism is a hideous monster when it claims for itself omnipotence. Attribution of omnipotence to reason is as bad a piece of idolatry as is worship of stock and stone believing it to be God. I plead not for the suppression of reason, but for a due recognition of that in us which sanctifies reason.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

 

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I'll not listen to reason. Reason always means what someone else has got to say.
~ Elizabeth Gaskell

 

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Reason can never be popular. Passions and feelings may become popular, but reason will always remain the sole property of a few eminent individuals.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

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Reason is a faculty far larger than mere objective force. When either the political or the scientific discourse announces itself as the voice of reason, it is playing God, and should be spanked and stood in the corner.
~ Ursula K. Le Guin

 

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Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.
~ Alexander Hamilton

 

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