Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.
Reason is our soul's left hand, Faith her right.
Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.
Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on possibilities.
People often resist change for reasons that make good sense to them, even if those reasons don't correspond to organizational goals. So it is crucial to recognize, reward, and celebrate accomplishments.
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one
Reason's last step is the recognition that there are an infinite number of things which are beyond it
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
Little boats should keep near shore
Being unable to reason is not a positive character trait outside religion
My earlier views at the unsoundness of the Christian scheme of salvation and the human origin of the scriptures, have become clearer and stronger with advancing years and I see no reason for thinking I shall ever change them
Color had been made the mark of enslavement and was taken to be also the mark of inferiority; for prejudice does not reason, or it would not be prejudice... If prejudice could reason, it would dispel itself.
If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one's reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state.
The more you reason the less you create
Dawn: When men of reason go to bed.
When once a man is launched on such an adventure as this, he must bid farewell to hopes and fears, otherwise death or deliverance will both come too late to save his honor and his reason.
There is only one reason for an individual to side-step to the useless side : the fear of a defeat on the useful side.
It is the human wish to be told lies that keep us as primitive morally and socially as we are. (...) I am persuaded that a lie grounded in human desire is too powerful for mere reason to kill.
Dubito ergo cogito; cogito ergo sum.<br/>(I doubt, therefore I think; I think therefore I am)
To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it
The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary.