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Everyone has his reasons. - Jean Renoir

Reason is like an officer when the king appears. The officer then loses his power and hides himself. Reason is the shadow cast by God; Go is the sun. - Jalal-Uddin Rumi

Reason is a harmonizing, controlling force rather than a creative one. - Bertrand Russell

A noble heart will always capitulate to reason. - Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Reason is a very light rider, and easily shook off. - Jonathan Swift

Too much sensibility creates unhappiness and too much insensibility creates crime. - Charles Maurice De Talleyrand

Man always has two reasons for the things he does; the logical one and the real one. - Source Unknown

Reason is the test of ridicule, not ridicule the test of truth. - William Warburton

Reason is emotion for the sexless. - Heathcote Williams

The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart. - William Butler Yeats

I am never upset for the reason I think. - A Course In Miracles

Reason itself is fallible, and this fallibility must find a place in our logic. - Nicola Abbagnano

A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational. - St. Thomas Aquinas

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. - Louis Aragon

To reason about love is to lose reason. - Boufflers

A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason. - Thomas Carlyle

People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess. - Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

Let reason govern desire. - Marcus T. Cicero

The person who is master of their passions is reason's slave. - Cyril Connolly

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. - Benjamin Disraeli

No one ever excused his way to success. - Dave Del Dotto

Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason. - Henry Fielding

Reason can in general do more than blind force. - Gaius C. Gallus

Reason can never be popular. Passions and feelings may become popular, but reason will always remain the sole property of a few eminent individuals. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

As soon as man began considering himself the source of the highest meaning in the world and the measure of everything, the world began to lose its human dimension, and man began to lose control of it. - Vaclav Havel

To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it. - William Hazlitt

What is rational is actual, and what is actual is rational. - Georg Hegel

Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer. - D. H. Lawrence

Our reason may prove what it will: our reason is only a feeble ray that has issued from Nature. - Maurice Maeterlinck

What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct. - Ovid

Most of us, when all is said and done, like what we like and make up reasons for it afterwards. - Soren F. Petersen

Reason lies between the bridle and the spur. - Italian Proverb


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