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In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. (Quote by - Galileo Galilei)

It's asking a great deal that things should appeal to your reason as well as your sense of the aesthetic. - Of Human Bondage (Quote by - W Somerset Maugham)

If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. (Quote by - Bertrand Russell)

when two opposite points of view are expressed with equal intensity, the truth does not necessarily lie exactly halfway between them. It is possible for one side to be simply wrong. (Quote by - Richard Dawkins)

I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself. (Quote by - Sir Thomas More)

Reason is the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but - more frequently than not - struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God. (Quote by - Martin Luther)

The reason so many people turned up at his funeral is that they wanted to make sure he was dead. (Quote by - Samuel Goldwyn)

Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire. (Quote by - Christian Nestell Bovee)

A well-composed song strikes the mind and softens the feelings, and produces a greater effect than a moral work, which convinces our reason, but does not warm our feelings, nor effect the slightest alteration in our habits (Quote by - Napoleon Bonaparte)

The moment you say, 'Please, give me a reason for this', then you are being impossible and temperamental. (Quote by - Montserrat Caballe)

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

Reasons are not like garments, the worse for wearing. (Quote by - Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex)

Reason is the historian, but passions are the actors. (Quote by - Antoine Rivarol)

Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself, substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts. (Quote by - Saint John Chrysostom)

If you can once engage people’s pride, love, pity, ambition (or whatever is their prevailing passion) on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you. (Quote by - Philip Dormer Stanhope)

Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

T is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time. (Quote by - Honore De Balzac)

Reason is God's crowning gift to man. (Quote by - Sophocles)

To wage a war for a purely moral reason is as absurd as to ravish a woman for a purely moral reason (Quote by - Henry Mencken)

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. (Quote by - Vaclav Havel)

Some people have said Fred can get the best out of me but that's not the reason he was picked. I always try to get the best out of myself (Quote by - Steve Harmison)

Prejudices are what fools use for reason. (Quote by - Voltaire)

But it is not reason that governs love. (Quote by - Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere)

A person possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with. (Quote by - James A. Froude)

Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience. (Quote by - Roger Bacon)


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