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164 Greatest Quotes About Reason


One is tempted to define man as a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. Oscar Wilde
There's no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A. Will Smith
Every impulse of feeling should be guided by reason; and, in my opinion, exertion should always be in proportion to what is required. Jane Austen
To be broken is no reason to see all things as broken. Mark Nepo
When we feel deeply, we reason profoundly. Mary Wollstonecraft
Sometimes when things seem to be going wrong, they are going right for reasons you are yet to understand. Alan Cohen
There is no why. We are. Life is beyond reason. George Lucas
Elinor agreed to it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition. Jane Austen
Love must be proven by facts and not by reasons. Pablo Picasso
Sometimes you feel bad about yourself when there's no reason to. Alvin Ailey
Everything always happens for a reason. Eminem
The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five. Carl Sagan
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. Galileo Galilei
Do every day or two something for no other reason than its difficulty. William James
Don't allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily. Paulo Coelho
Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you. Deepak Chopra
There's no reason to change what you are, but if you're not being you, then you need to acknowledge that. Marilyn Manson
Bein logical gave me a reason to doubt. Kevin Gates
One cannot comprehend Him through reason, even if one reasoned for ages. Guru Nanak
Reason is in fact the path to faith, and faith takes over when reason can say no more. Thomas Merton
Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions. Anais Nin
Reason can never prove the existence of God. Immanuel Kant
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint. Alexander Hamilton
The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life. Henry James
Faith consists in believing what reason cannot. Voltaire
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact. Charles Darwin
People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come in to the mind of others. Blaise Pascal
If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed. Leo Tolstoy
Obviously I faced the possibility of not returning when first I considered going. Once faced and settled there really wasn't any good reason to refer to it. Amelia Earhart
Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form. Karl Marx
What does reason know? Reason only knows what it has succeeded in learning... Fyodor Dostoevsky
He who denies the existence of God, has some reason for wishing that God did not exist. Saint Augustine
The best reason to paint is that there is no reason to paint. Keith Haring
You can't reason with your heart; it has its own laws, and thumps about things which the intellect scorns. Mark Twain
Love has nothing to do with good reasons. Henry James
That's the reason they're called lessons, because they lesson from day to day. Lewis Carroll
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak. Michel de Montaigne
It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do. Edmund Burke
You don't reason with intellectuals. You shoot them. Napoleon Bonaparte
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason. Immanuel Kant
They say people in your life are seasons and anything that happens is for a reason. Kanye West
One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too. Friedrich Nietzsche
Every person that comes into our life comes for a reason; some come to learn and others come to teach. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it. Thomas Paine
Reason lost the battle, and all I could do was surrender and accept I was in love. Paulo Coelho
Custom is the great guide to human life. David Hume