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I am never upset for the reason I think.

He who has a strong enough why can bear almost any how.
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
Many are destined to reason wrongly; others, not to reason at all; and others, to persecute those who do reason.
Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. He is the man who has lost everything except his reason.
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.
Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out.
Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.
As reason is a rebel to faith, so passion is a rebel to reason.
A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason.
He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; and he that dares not reason is a slave.
It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong.
A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.
Some excel in rhyme who reason foolishly.
Reason is a whore, surviving by simulation, versatility, and shamelessness.
The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it.
The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.
Reason itself is fallible, and this fallibility must find a place in our logic.
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.
Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice.
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.
If you follow reason far enough it always leads to conclusions that are contrary to reason.
Nothing is ever accomplished by a reasonable man.
Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason.
The more you reason the less you create.
The person who is master of their passions is reason's slave.
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.
Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.
A person possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with.
To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it.
What is rational is actual, and what is actual is rational.
Reason gains all people by compelling none.
Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has.
Reason clears and plants the wilderness of the imagination to harvest the wheat of art.
What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct.
Most of us, when all is said and done, like what we like and make up reasons for it afterwards.
Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.
Strong reasons make strong actions.

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