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Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone.

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.

Author: Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Profession: British Novelist, Dramatist

Just as love is an orientation which refers to all objects and is incompatible with the restriction to one object, so is reason a human faculty which must embrace the whole of the world with which man is confronted.

Author: Erich Fromm (1900-1980)

Profession: American Psychologist

Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.

Author: Robert Frost (1875-1963)

Profession: American Poet

A person possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with.

Author: James A. Froude (1818-1894)

Profession: British Historian

Reason can in general do more than blind force.

Author: Gaius C. Gallus

Profession: Gaul Poet

Rationalists are admirable beings, rationalism is a hideous monster when it claims for itself omnipotence. Attribution of omnipotence to reason is as bad a piece of idolatry as is worship of stock and stone believing it to be God. I plead not for the suppression of reason, but for a due recognition of that in us which sanctifies reason.

Author: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Profession: Indian Political, Spiritual Leader

I'll not listen to reason. Reason always means what someone else has got to say.

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865)

Profession: British Novelist

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

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Reason is a faculty far larger than mere objective force. When either the political or the scientific discourse announces itself as the voice of reason, it is playing God, and should be spanked and stood in the corner.

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin (1929)

Profession: American Author

Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.

Author: Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)

Profession: American Statesman

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.

Author: Vaclav Havel (1936)

Profession: Czech Playwright, President

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

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

To him who looks upon the world rationally, the world in its turn presents a rational aspect. The relation is mutual.

Author: Georg Hegel (1770-1831)

Profession: German Philosopher

What is rational is actual, and what is actual is rational.

Author: Georg Hegel (1770-1831)

Profession: German Philosopher