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    Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer.

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Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise;
His pride in reasoning, not in acting lies.

Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise;
His pride in reasoning, not in acting lies.

by Alexander Pope Found in: Reason Quotes,
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Indu'd
With sanctity of reason.

Indu'd
With sanctity of reason.

by John Milton Found in: Reason Quotes,
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Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.

Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.

by C.s. Lewis Found in: Reason Quotes,
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But all was false and hollow; though his tongue
Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear
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But all was false and hollow; though his tongue
Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear
The better reason, to perplex and dash
Maturest counsels.

by John Milton 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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Many are destined to reason wrongly; others, not to reason at all; and others, to persecute those who do reason.

Many are destined to reason wrongly; others, not to reason at all; and others, to persecute those who do reason.

by Voltaire 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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Reasons are not like garments, the worse for wearing.
- Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex,

Reasons are not like garments, the worse for wearing.
- Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex,

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The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.

The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.

by Benjamin Franklin Found in: Reason Quotes,
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