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Reason enables us to get around in the world of ideas, but cannot prescribe our thoughts.

Reason gains all people by compelling none.

Reason guides but a small part of man, and the rest obeys feeling, true or false, and passion, good or bad.

Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.

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

Reason has not tamed desire: it is as strong as ever.

Reason has seldom failed us because it has seldom been tried.

Reason in man is rather like God in the world.

Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone.

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

Reason is a passion; an instinct, a drive.

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.

Reason is a whore, surviving by simulation, versatility, and shamelessness.

Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has.

Reason is also choice.

Reason is an action of the mind; knowledge is a possession of the mind; but faith is an attitude of the person. It means you are prepared to stake yourself on something being so.

Reason is God's crowning gift to man.

Reason is God's gift, but so are the passions. Reason is as guilty as passion.

Reason is immortal, all else mortal.

Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time; it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.


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