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On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.

Author: Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Translator

Reason lies between the bridle and the spur.

Author: Italian Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Italian Origin

Reason is the wise man's guide, example the fool's.

Author: Welsh Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Welsh Origin

Everyone has his reasons.

Author: Jean Renoir


I got fame and fortune, and I lost my sense of reasoning.

Author: Little Richard

Profession: American Entertainer

Reason is the historian, but passions are the actors.

Author: Antoine Rivarol (1753-1801)

Profession: French Journalist, Epigrammatist

Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.

Author: James H. Robinson

Profession: American Businessman, Chairman of American Express

Reason is like an officer when the king appears. The officer then loses his power and hides himself. Reason is the shadow cast by God; Go is the sun.

Author: Jalal-Uddin Rumi (1207-1273)

Profession: Persian Sufi Mystic Poet

Reason is a harmonizing, controlling force rather than a creative one.

Author: Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Profession: British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

The irrational in the human has something about it altogether repulsive and terrible, as we see in the maniac, the miser, the drunkard or the ape.

Author: George Santayana (1863-1952)

Profession: American Philosopher, Poet

A noble heart will always capitulate to reason.

Author: Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805)

Profession: German Dramatist, Poet, Historian

Strong reasons make strong actions.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

Sure, he, that made us with such large discourse, looking before and after, gave us not that capability and god-like reason, to fast in us unused.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out.

Author: Sydney Smith (1771-1845)

Profession: British Writer, Clergyman

The gods plant reason in mankind, of all good gifts the highest.

Author: Sophocles

Profession: Greek Tragic Poet