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An anguish of longing would boil up inside me; a hysterical thirst for contradictions and contrasts would appear, and I would embark on dissipations. (Quote by - Fyodor Dostoevsky)

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason. (Quote by - Novalis)

It is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger. (Quote by - David Hume)

Faith … must be enforced by reason…. When faith becomes blind it dies. (Quote by - Mohandas K. Gandhi)

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. (Quote by - D. H. Lawrence)

Until I realised that rock music was my connection to the rest of the human race, I felt like I was dying, for some reason, and I didn't know why. (Quote by - Bruce Springsteen)

Time makes more converts than reason. (Quote by - Thomas Paine)

If intellection and knowledge were mere passion from without, or the bare reception of extraneous and adventitious forms, then no reason could be given at all why a mirror or looking-glass should not understand. (Quote by - Ralph Cudworth)

There's been a lot of speculation about the real reason - if there is a real reason - but the players were happy with Mike. (Quote by - Brent Cockbain)

Passion and prejudice govern the world; only under the name of reason. (Quote by - JOHN WESLEY)

I have no other but a woman's reason: I think him so because I think him so. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

But reason has no power against feeling, and feeling older than history is no light matter. (Quote by - Charlotte Perkins Gilman)

In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness. (Quote by - George Eliot)

It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others. (Quote by - Virginia Woolf)

Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

Like Dr Johnson, he endures not by reason of his works but by reason of his circumferential humanity. (Quote by - Neville Cardus)

Augustine does not disagree with this when he teaches that it is a faculty of the reason and the will to choose good with the assistance of grace; evil, when grace is absent. (Quote by - John Calvin)

Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason. (Quote by - Albert Pike)

It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong. (Quote by - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

On losing the opportunity to star in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 'You know what? It happened for the right reason. Although I would have made a good Clark Kent. I look better in glasses.' (Quote by - Kevin Sorbo)

Strong reasons make strong actions. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Once the people begin to reason, all is lost. (Quote by - Voltaire)

The patient typically finds himself impelled by some deep, inner conviction that something is true, or right, or virtuous: a conviction that doesn't seem to owe anything to evidence or reason, but which, nevertheless, he feels as totally compelling and convincing. We doctors refer to such a belief as 'faith'. (Quote by - Richard Dawkins)

Remember that in giving any reason at all for refusing, you lay some foundation for a future request. (Quote by - Arthur Helps)

As a poet and as a mathematician, he would reason well; as a mere mathematician, he could not have reasoned at all, and thus would have been at the mercy of the Prefect (Quote by - Egar Allan Poe)


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