Quotes: reason

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  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    ''To give style'' to one's character - a great and rare art! He exercises it who surveys all that his nature presents in strength and weakness and then moulds it to an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason, and even the weaknesses delight the eye.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    French philosopher 1911-
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    Reason is a whore, surviving by simulation, versatility, and shamelessness.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    ''A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gal.'' So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey which catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the highroad to his reason.
  • John Pierpont Morgan
    John Pierpont Morgan
    American banker, financer, art collector 1837-1913
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    A man always has two reasons for doing anything - a good reason and the real reason.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    Faith... is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    For this reason the Bible is a book of eternal and effective power; because, as long as the world lasts, no one will say: I comprehend it in the whole and understand it in the particular. Rather we must modestly say it on the whole it is venerable, and in the particular practical.
  • In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
  • Maurice Maeterlinck
    Maurice Maeterlinck
    Belgian playwright, poet and essayist 1862-1949
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    It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom.
  • Claude Lévi-Strauss
    Claude Lévi-Strauss
    French antropologist 1908-2009
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    Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.
  • Louis Aragon
    Louis Aragon
    French poet 1897-1982
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    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.
  • Laurence Sterne
    Laurence Sterne
    British author 1713-1768
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    Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy, but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.
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