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    Two angels guide
    The path of man, both aged and yet young.
    As angels are, ripening through endless years,
    On one he leans: some call her Memory,
    And some Tradition; and her voice is sweet,
    With deep mysterious accords: the other,
    Floating above, holds down a lamp with streams
    A light divine and searching on the earth,
    Compelling eyes and footsteps. Memory yields,
    Yet clings with loving check, and shines anew,
    Reflecting all the rays of that bright lamp
    Our angel Reason holds. We had not walked
    But for Tradition; we walk evermore
    To higher paths by brightening Reason's lamp.

    by Found in Reason Quotes,
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Once the people begin to reason, all is lost

Once the people begin to reason, all is lost

by Voltaire Found in: Reason Quotes,
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A man always has two reasons for doing anything--a good reason and the real reason.

A man always has two reasons for doing anything--a good reason and the real reason.

by J. P. Morgan Found in: Reason Quotes,
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He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that
his reason is weak.

He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that
his reason is weak.

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If we would guide by the light of reason we must let our minds be bold.

If we would guide by the light of reason we must let our minds be bold.

by Louis Brandeis Found in: Reason Quotes,
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We love without reason, and without reason we hate.
[Fr., On aime sans raison, et sans raison l'on hait.]

We love without reason, and without reason we hate.
[Fr., On aime sans raison, et sans raison l'on hait.]

by Jean-francois Regnard Found in: Reason Quotes,
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Reason is a harmonizing, controlling force rather than a creative one.

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

by Bertrand Russell Found in: Reason Quotes,
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Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.

Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.

by Thomas Paine Found in: Reason Quotes,
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Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to admit it.

Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to admit it.

by Thomas Jefferson Found in: Reason Quotes,
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An appeal to the reason of the people has never been known to fail in the long run.

An appeal to the reason of the people has never been known to fail in the long run.

by James Russell Lowell Found in: Reason Quotes,
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