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I am never upset for the reason I think.

Author: A Course In Miracles

Profession: Course on Forgiveness Based on Eastern Philosophy

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

Author: Nicola Abbagnano

Profession: Philosopher, Author

Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.

Author: Woody Allen (1935)

Profession: American Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian

A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.

Author: St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)

Profession: Italian Scholastic Philosopher and Theologian

Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason.

Author: St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)

Profession: Italian Scholastic Philosopher and Theologian

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.

Author: Louis Aragon (1897-1982)

Profession: French Poet

There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses.

Author: Louis Aragon (1897-1982)

Profession: French Poet

Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience.

Author: Roger Bacon (1214-1294)

Profession: British Philosopher, Scientist

Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.

Author: Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)

Profession: French Poet

As if reasoning were any kind of writing or talking which tends to convince people that some doctrine or measure is true and right.

Author: Catharine Esther Beecher (1800-1878)

Profession: American Educator, Writer

Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice.

Author: Allan Bloom (1930-1992)

Profession: American Educator, Author

Some excel in rhyme who reason foolishly.

Author: Nicholas Boileau (1636-1711)

Profession: French Literary Poet, Critic

We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on possibilities.

Author: Henry Bolingbroke (1678-1751)

Profession: British Politician

To reason about love is to lose reason.

Author: Boufflers


Reason sits firm and holds the reins, and she will not let the feelings burst away and hurry her to wild chasms. The passions may rage furiously, like true heathens, as they are; and the desires may imagine all sorts of vain things: but judgment shall still have the last word in every argument, and the casting vote in every decision.

Author: Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

Profession: British Novelist