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    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.

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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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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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Most of us, when all is said and done, like what we like and make up reasons for it afterwards.

Most of us, when all is said and done, like what we like and make up reasons for it afterwards.

by Soren F. Petersen Found in: Reason Quotes,
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If you follow reason far enough it always leads to conclusions that are contrary to reason.

If you follow reason far enough it always leads to conclusions that are contrary to reason.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Reason Quotes,
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I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is read more

I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.

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If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be could reserach, now would it?

If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be could reserach, now would it?

by Albert Einstein Found in: Reason Quotes,
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The heart has reasons that reason cannot know.

The heart has reasons that reason cannot know.

by Blaise Pascal Found in: Heart Quotes, Reason Quotes,
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All is but a jest, all dust, all not worth two peason:
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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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You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into.

You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into.

by Anon. Found in: Reason Quotes,
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