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As reason is a rebel to faith, so passion is a rebel to reason.

Author: Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682)

Profession: British Author, Physician, , Philosopher

If you follow reason far enough it always leads to conclusions that are contrary to reason.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

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

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.

Author: Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794)

Profession: French Writer, Journalist, Playwright

The more you reason the less you create.

Author: Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)

Profession: American Author

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.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. He is the man who has lost everything except his reason.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

Let reason govern desire.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

Reason should direct and appetite obey.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

Reason is a whore, surviving by simulation, versatility, and shamelessness.

Author: E. M. Cioran (1911)

Profession: Rumanian-born French Philosopher

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

Author: Cyril Connolly (1903-1974)

Profession: British Critic

The trouble with Reason is that it becomes meaningless at the exact point where it refuses to act.

Author: Bernard Devoto (1897-1955)

Profession: American Writer, Critic, Historian

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.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

No one ever excused his way to success.

Author: Dave Del Dotto

Profession: American Businessman, Author

He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; and he that dares not reason is a slave.

Author: William Drummond (1585-1649)

Profession: Celtic Poet