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Reason is like the sun, of which the light is constant, uniform, and lasting; fancy, a meteor of bright, but transitory luster, irregular in its motion, and delusive in its direction.

Reason is mechanical, wit chemical, and genius organic spirit.

Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.

Reason is not what decides love.

Reason is our soul's left hand, Faith her right. By this we reach divinity.

Reason is progressive; instinct is complete; swift instinct leaps; slow reason feebly climbs.

Reason is the director of man's will, discovering in action what is good, for the laws of well-doing are the dictates of right reason.

Reason is the historian, but passions are the actors.

Reason is the light and lamp of life.

Reason is the main resource of man in his struggle for survival.

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

Reason is the ruler and queen of all things.

Reason is the servant of instinct.

Reason is the test of ridicule, not ridicule the test of truth.

Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.

Reason itself is fallible, and this fallibility must find a place in our logic.

Reason must approach nature in order to be taught by it. It must not, however, do so in the character of a pupil who listens to everything that the teacher chooses to say, but of an appointed judge who compels the witness to answer questions which he has himself formulated.

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

Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.

Revelation is a telescope kindly given us, through which reason should look up to the heavens.


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