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Reason does not know the interests of the heart.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.”
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Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.

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Absurd is lucid reason noting its limits.”
Albert Camus
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The weakness of human reason appears more evidently in those who know it not, than in those who know it.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.”
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics
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Youth must be mastered not by force but by reason.”
Publilius Syrus - Sentences
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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
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Two extremes: to exclude reason, to admit reason only.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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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
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We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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The passions have taught men reason.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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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
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Wisdom comes not from reason but from love.”
André Gide - Fruits of the Earth
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Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.”
Baruch Spinoza
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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
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Reason and freedom are incompatible with weakness.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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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
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The history of philosophical system is the picture gallery of reason.”
Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach
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Reason wishes to give a just decision; anger wishes its decision to be thought just.”
Seneca
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We have not enough strength to follow all our reason.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.”
Baruch Spinoza
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Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.”
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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