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Aristophanes turns Socrates into ridicule . . . as making the
worse appear the better reason.

Aristophanes turns Socrates into ridicule . . . as making the
worse appear the better reason.

by Laertius Diogenes Found in: Reason Quotes,
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Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to read more

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.

by D. H. Lawrence Found in: Reason Quotes,
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Reason has never failed men. Only force and repression have made the wrecks in the world.

Reason has never failed men. Only force and repression have made the wrecks in the world.

by William Allen White Found in: Reason Quotes,
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Setting themselves against reason, as often as reason is against
them.

Setting themselves against reason, as often as reason is against
them.

by Thomas Hobbes Found in: Reason Quotes,
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An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.

An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.

by C.s. Lewis Found in: Reason Quotes,
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Reason, however able, cool at best,
Cares not for service, or but serves when prest,
Stays till read more

Reason, however able, cool at best,
Cares not for service, or but serves when prest,
Stays till we call, and then not often near.

by Alexander Pope Found in: Reason Quotes,
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All is but a jest, all dust, all not worth two peason:
For why in man's matters is neither read more

All is but a jest, all dust, all not worth two peason:
For why in man's matters is neither rime nor reason.
[Lat., Omnia sunt risus, sunt pulvis, et omnia nil sunt:
Res hominum cunctae, nam ratione lies.]

by Puttenham Found in: Reason Quotes,
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Man has received direct from God only one instrument wherewith to know himself and to know his relation to the read more

Man has received direct from God only one instrument wherewith to know himself and to know his relation to the universe--he has no other--and that instrument is reason.

by Leo Tolstoi Found in: Reason Quotes,
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Nothing can be lasting when reason does not rule.
[Lat., Nihil potest esse diuturnum cui non subest ratio.]

Nothing can be lasting when reason does not rule.
[Lat., Nihil potest esse diuturnum cui non subest ratio.]

by Quintus Curtius Rufus Found in: Reason Quotes,
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