Most popular reason quotes
The distinctive Western character begins with the Greeks, who invented the habit of deductive reasoning and the science of geometry.
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
Reasonable men are open to persuasion.
So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do.
Reason, devoid of the purifying power of faith, can never free itself from distortions and rationalizations.
Philosophers have done wisely when they have told us to cultivate our reason rather than our feelings, for reason reconciles us to daily things of existence; our feelings teach us to yearn after the far, the difficult, the unseen.
Reason can wrestle and overthrow terror.
The golden rule is to test everything in the light of reason and experience, no matter from whom it comes.
Human reason is like a drunken man on horseback; set it up on one side, and it tumbles over on the other.
Being rational is a moral imperative. You should never be stupider than you need to be.
Reason deceives us; conscience, never.
Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.
I have one request: may I never use my reason against truth.
Faith... must be enforced by reason... when faith becomes blind it dies.
Reason is a weak antagonist against love.
The essence of philosophy is the abandonment of all authority in favor of individual human reason.
Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.
The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason.
The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is Reason.
Imagination took the reins, and reason, slow-paced, though sure-footed, was unequal to a race with so eccentric and flighty a companion.
To reason with a poor language is like using a pair of scales with inaccurate weights.
Wit is the lightning of the mind, reason the sunshine, and reflection the moonlight.
Passion crashes into obstacles; reason peers around them.
If passion drives, let reason hold the reins.
Passion, that thing of beauty, that flowering without roots, has to be born, live and die without reason.
Reason is the historian, but passions are the actors.
Your own reason is the only oracle given you by heaven.
You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.
We humans like to think we are creatures of reason. We aren't. The reality is that we make our decisions first and rationalize them later....Your illusion of being a rational person is supported by the fact that sometimes you do act rationally.
My reason nourishes my faith and my faith my reason.
Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right.
I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.