Reason Proverbs

Sayings about Reasons

Let him make use of instinct who cannot make use of reason. ~ English Proverbs

Where power reigns there is no room for reason. ~ French Proverb

We must convince by reason, not prescribe by tradition. ~ Cypriot Proverbs

It is easier to make a camel jump a ditch than to make a fool listen to reason. ~ Kurdish Proverb

No good dog barks without reason. ~ French Proverb

When a man begins to reason, he ceases to feel. ~ French Proverb

Reason is the wise man’s guide, example the fool’s. ~ Welsh Proverbs

Try to reason about love and you will lose your reason. ~ French Proverb

We must have reasons for speech but we need none for silence. ~ French Proverb

If there is no reason, why would the tempua bird nest on the low branches? ~ Malay Proverbs

He who is his own judge never finds a reason to condemn. ~ Hebrew Proverb

When you rely too much on reason, you end up not relying enough on feeling.~ French Proverb

Reason lies between the bridle and the spur. ~ Italian Proverbs

The frog does not jump in the daytime without reason. ~ Nigerian Proverbs

You cannot reason with a hungry belly; it has no ears. ~ Greek Proverbs

If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself. ~ Minquass Proverb

In his decision the judge with seven reasons gives only one in court. ~ Chinese Proverb

Don’t marry without love, but don’t love without reason. ~ American Proverbs

Quotations about Reason

Saying about reason

To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it.~ William Hazlitt

Reason can never be popular. Passions and feelings may become popular, but reason will always remain the sole property of a few eminent individuals. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Reason is God’s greatest gift to man. ~ Sophocles, Antigone

But where the senses fail us, reason must step in. ~ Galilei Galileo

Reason is a necessary instrument, to be used for good or evil, but it has no moral qualities. ~ Reinhard Bendix

As reason is a rebel to faith, so passion is a rebel to reason. ~ Sir Thomas Browne

Reason is the enemy of faith. ~ Martin Luther

Hear reason, or she’ll make you feel her. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Nothing can give peace to him who is at enmity with his own reason. ~ Benjamin Whichcote

Strong reasons make strange actions. ~ William Shakespeare

He is not a reasonable man who by chance stumbles upon reason, but he who derives it from knowledge, from discernment, and from taste. ~ Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Reason elevates our thoughts as high as the stars, and leads us through the vast space of this mighty fabric; yet it comes far short of the real extent of our corporeal being. ~ Samuel Johnson

Reason is mistress and queen of all things. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Men possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with. ~ James Anthony Froude

If a man be once out of the use of reason, there are no bounds to Unreasonableness. ~ Benjamin Whichcote

Let reason govern desire. ~ Marcus T. Cicero

Passion and prejudice govern the world; only under the name of reason. ~ John Wesley

He that useth his reason doth acknowledge God. ~ Benjamin Whichcote

Reason does not work instinctively, but requires trial, practice, and instruction in order to gradually progress from one level of insight to another. ~ Immanuel Kant

When a man hasn’t a good reason for doing a thing, he has a good reason for letting it alone. ~ Sir Walter Scott

Reason: The arithmetic of the emotions. ~ Elbert Hubbard

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

Reason is a permanent blessing of God to the soul. Without it there can be no large religion. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

He is a true fugitive who flies from reason. ~ Marcus Aurelius

We love without reason, and without reason we hate. ~ Jean Francois Regnard

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

The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. He is the man who has lost everything except his reason.~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience. ~ Roger Bacon

Reason means truth and those who are not governed by it take the chance that someday the sunken fact will rip the bottom out of their boat. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Our reason is always disappointed by the inconstancy of appearances. ~ Blaise Pascal

He that will not reason is a bigot; He that cannot reason is a fool; and He that dares not reason is a slave. ~ William Drummond

Reason and truth will prevail at last. ~ Samuel Johnson

Reason may cure illusions, but not suffering. ~ Louis Charles Alfred de Musset

There are few things reason can discover with so much certainty and ease as its own insufficiency. ~ Jeremy Collier

Love reasons without reason. ~ William Shakespeare

Reason is the Divine Governor of Man’s life; it is the very Voice of God. ~ Benjamin Whichcote

Reason is man’s instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man’s instrument for manipulating the world more successfully; the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man. ~ Erich Fromm

Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason. ~ St. Thomas Aquinas

Human reason is like a drunken man on horseback; set it up on one side, and it tumbles over on the other. ~ Martin Luther

In general, we are convinced more easily by reasons we discover ourselves than by those that others have given us.~ Blaise Pascal

Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason. ~ Henry Fielding

Reason is as it were a light to lighten our steps and guide us through the journey of life. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

Who builds on Reason builds upon the sand. ~ Author Unknown

Reason is a very light rider, and easily shook off. ~ Jonathan Swift

It is not from reason and prudence that people marry, but from inclination. ~ Samuel Johnson

The proper work of man, the grand drift of human life, is to follow reason, that noble spark kindled in us from heaven. ~ Isaac Barrow

What is reason now was passion heretofore. ~ Publius Ovidius Naso

Nothing is divine but what is agreeable to reason. ~ Immanuel Kant

Reason is the test of ridicule–not ridicule the test of truth. ~ Bishop William Warburton

Nothing can be lasting when reason does not rule. ~ Curtis Rufus Quintus

Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.~ Charles Baudelaire

The philosophy of reasoning, to be complete, ought to comprise the theory of bad as well as of good reasoning. ~ John Stuart Mill

Reason cannot show itself more reasonable than to cease reasoning on things above reason. ~ Sir Philip Sidney

Reason’s last step is the recognition that there are an infinite number of things which are beyond it. ~ Blaise Pascal

I’ll not listen to reason. Reason always means what someone else has got to say.~ Elizabeth Gaskell

Let reason flow like water around a stone, the stone remains. ~ Jane Hirshfield

Reason respects the differences, and imagination the similitudes of things. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

Let us not dream that reason can ever be popular. Passions, emotions, may be made popular; but reason remains ever the property of an elect few. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The division between faith and reason is a half-measure, till it is frankly admitted that faith has to do with fiction, and reason with fact. ~ Sir Leslie Stephen

A display of reason rather than a threat of force should be the determining factor in the intercourse among nations. ~ Calvin Coolidge

To argue with a man who has renounced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

In what we really understand, we reason but little. ~ William Hazlitt

Reasons are the pillars of the mind. ~ Edward Counsel

Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise; His pride in reasoning, not in acting lies. ~ Alexander Pope

The vast majority of human beings are not interested in reason or satisfied with what it teaches. ~ Aldous Huxley

Remember always, that man is a creature whose reason is often darkened with error. ~ Sir Philip Sidney

We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on possibilities.~ Henry Bolingbroke

Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people. ~ Mario Puzo

But it is not reason that governs love. ~ Moliere

Reason is itself a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all. ~ G. K. Chesterton

To reason about love is to lose reason. ~ Louis-François Boufflers

Though reason is not to be relied upon as universally sufficient to direct us what to do, yet it is generally to be relied upon and obeyed where it tells us what we are not to do. ~ Bishop Robert South

Reason is like an officer when the king appears. The officer then loses his power and hides himself. Reason is the shadow cast by God; Go is the sun.~ Jalal-Uddin Rumi

Men live by intervals of reason under the sovereignty of humor and passion. ~ Sir Thomas Browne

There is no greater misfortune in the world than the loss of reason. ~ Mikhail Bulgakov

Reason consists in constantly perceiving things as they really are. ~ Voltaire

Beware gentle knight. There is no greater monster than reason. ~ Cormac Mccarthy

Reason’s progressive; instinct is complete; swift instinct leaps; slow reason feebly climbs. ~ Edward Young

A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason. ~ Thomas Carlyle

At the end of reasons comes persuasion. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

Reason gains all people by compelling none.~ Aaron Hill

Let our reason, and not our senses, be the rule of our conduct; for reason will teach us to think wisely, to speak prudently, and to behave worthily. ~ Confucius

If I go to heaven I want to take my reason with me. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

A person possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with.~ James A. Froude

Those that differ upon Reason, may come together by Reason. ~ Benjamin Whichcote

Reason is the first victim of strong emotion. ~ Frank Herbert

Reason is not measured by size or height, but by principle. ~ Epictetus

As soon as we abandon our own reason, and are content to rely upon authority, there is no end to our troubles. ~ Bertrand Russell

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

The man who listens to Reason is lost: Reason enslaves all whose minds are not strong enough to master her. ~ George Bernard Shaw

The more you reason the less you create. ~ Raymond Chandler

The last function of reason is to recognize that there are an infinity of things which surpass it. ~ Blaise Pascal

I’ll not listen to reason…Reason always means what someone else has got to say. ~ Elizabeth Gaskell

Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate. ~ Thomas Mann

There are thousands of reasons why you cannot do what you want to. All you need is one reason why you can.~ Willis R. Whitney

Reason is the glory of human nature, and one of the chief eminences whereby we are raised above the beasts, in this lower world. ~ Isaac Watts

Reason can in general do more than blind force. ~ Caius Cornelius Gallus

Reason shapes the future, but superstition infects the present. ~ Iain M. Banks

Reason is a bee, and exists only on what it makes; his usefulness takes the place of beauty. ~ Joseph Joubert

Reasons are not like garments, the worse for wearing. ~ Robert Devereux

Reason can discover things only near,–sees nothing that’s above her. ~ Francis Quarles

Everyone has his reasons.~ Jean Renoir

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