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A life based on reason will always require to be balanced by an occasional bout of violent and irrational emotion, for the instinctual tribes must be satisfied.
Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
I like reality. It tastes of bread.
The time is comin' whin not more thin hath iv us'll be rale, an' th' rest'll be rubber, (plastic!)
To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.
We do not fight for the real but for shadows we make A flag is a piece of cloth and a word is a sound, But we make them something neither cloth nor a sound Tokens of love and hate, black sorcery stones.
Where I cannot satisfy my reason, I love to humour my fancy.
When the human mind exists in the light of reason and no more than reason, we may say with absolute certainty that Man and all that made him will be in that instant gone.
I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
Reason is God's gift, but so are the passions. Reason is as guilty as passion.
The man who is master of his passions is Reason's slave.
Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate.
Reason deserves to be called a prophet; for in showing up the consequence and effect of our actions in the present, does it not tell us what the future will be?
The difference between the reason of man and the instinct of the beast is this, that the beast does but know, but the man knows that he knows.
Reason is also choice.
Reason is an emotion for the sexless.
The last advance of reason is to recognize that it is surpassed by innumerable things; it is feeble if it cannot realize that.
All our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.
Reason is the mistress and queen of all things.
He who will not reason, is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not, is a slave.
Reason can in general do more than blind force.
If I go to heaven I want to take my reason with me.
Come now, and let us reason together.
Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
Human reason is like a drunken man on horseback; set it up on one side, and it tumbles over on the other.
You know, my friends, with what a brave carouse I made a second marriage in my house; Divorced old barren reason from my bed, And took the daughter of the vine to spouse.
The feast of reason and the flow of soul.
Every why hath a wherefore.
I have no other but a woman's reason. I think him so because I think him so.
Many are destined to reason wrongly; others, not to reason at all: and others to persecute those who do reason.


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