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Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.
Bertolt Brecht  






Have courage to use your own reason!
Immanuel Kant - Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment?  



Have courage to use your own reason!

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The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.
Blaise Pascal - Pensées  



The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.

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There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra  






Reason does not know the interests of the heart.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims  






Absurd is lucid reason noting its limits.
Albert Camus - The Myth of Sisyphus  






The weakness of human reason appears more evidently in those who know it not, than in those who know it.
Blaise Pascal - Pensées  






Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics  






Youth must be mastered not by force but by reason.
Publilius Syrus - Sentences  






Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken: the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects. For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it.
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method  






Two extremes: to exclude reason, to admit reason only.
Blaise Pascal - Pensées  






We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.
Blaise Pascal - Pensées  






The passions have taught men reason.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims  



The passions have taught men reason.

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Reason misleads us more often than nature.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims  






The contempt of our nature is an error of our reason.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims  






Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
Novalis  



Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.

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Wisdom comes not from reason but from love.
André Gide - Fruits of the Earth  



Wisdom comes not from reason but from love.




Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.
Baruch Spinoza  






The heart has mysteries which no reasoning can penetrate.
Guy de Maupassant  



The heart has mysteries which no reasoning can penetrate.




The history of philosophical system is the picture gallery of reason.
Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach  






Reason, not age, finds wisdom.
Publilius Syrus - Sentences  






Art is a way of viewing things independently from the principle of sufficient reason.
Arthur Schopenhauer - The World as Will and Representation  






Let your desires be governed by reason.
Marcus Tullius Cicero  






Man is a sociable, no less than a reasonable being.
David Hume - An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding  






Reason is nothing but a wonderful and unintelligible instinct in our souls.
David Hume - A Treatise of Human Nature  






Facts have to be discovered by observation, not by reasoning.
Bertrand Russell  






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.
David Hume - A Treatise of Human Nature  






Reason and freedom are incompatible with weakness.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims  






Reason is a harmonising, controlling force rather than a creative one. Even in the most purely logical realms, it is insight that first arrives at what is new.
Bertrand Russell






Reason wishes to give a just decision; anger wishes its decision to be thought just.
Seneca  










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