Knowledge of the fact differs from knowledge of the reason for the fact.
Posterior Analytics, I. 13, 78.a22
Reasons are not like garments, the worse for wearing.
Setting themselves against reason, as often as reason is against them.thomas hobbes
To be rational is so glorious a thing, that two-legged creatures generally content themselves with the title.john locke
While Reason drew the plan, the Heart inform'd The moral page and Fancy lent it grace.james thomson
A reasonable fine is such as the law will judge to be so . . . but what a reasonable fine is, and who shall be the judge of it, the law has established no rule.
I take it that reasonable human conduct is part of the ordinary course of things.
Water cannot rise higher than its source, neither can human reason.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Polished steel will not shine in the dark. No more can reason, however refined or cultivated, shine efficaciously but as it reflects the light of Divine truth shed from heaven.
I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.Plato
Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don't believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it's good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.Andrew Solomon
All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.alexis carrel
[H]e who will not reason, is a bigot; he, who cannot, is a fool; and he, who dares not, is a slave.
The sleep of reason produces monsters.
Nature will always maintain her rights, and prevail in the end over any abstract reasoning whatsoever.David Hume
All inferences from experience... are effects of custom, not of reasoning.David Hume
No conclusions can be more agreeable to scepticism than such as make discoveries concerning the weakness and narrow limits of human reason and capacity.David Hume
A man always has two reasons for what he does a good one, and the real one.j. p. morgan
It's whispered that soon if we all call a tune, then the Piper will lead us to reason. And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter.
Good reasons must, of force, give place to better.william shakespeare
His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff; you shall seek all day ere you find them; and when you have them, they are not worth the search.william shakespeare
Reason is the test of ridicule, and not ridicule the test of truth.
Reason is the glory of human nature, and one of the chief eminences whereby we are raised above our fellow-creatures, the brutes, in this lower world.Isaac Watts