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  Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.  
 -  Samuel Adams
  

  I think everything happens for a reason and all the things that happened to me - good, bad - I'm glad they did. It's made me ready for life, for adulthood.  
 -  Freddy Adu
  

  I just got tired of being sick and tired and feeling down. Unfortunately, you don't realize this until you're getting sober but the reason why you're depressed all the time is it's the drugs that are depressing you.  
 -  Steven Adler
  

  Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  Faith is a continuation of reason.  
 -  William Adams
  

  Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

  All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.  
 -  Immanuel Kant
  

  If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Now being in such grace and favor by reason I learned him some points of geometry and understanding of the art of mathematics with other things, I pleased him so that what I said he would not contrary.  
 -  William Adams
  

  I think there's every reason this 21st century will be much happier.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  At some point in my life, before I was gone, I wanted to make an album, even if it was for no reason other than posterity.  
 -  Danny Aiello
  

  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.  
 -  Galileo Galilei
  

  That is, the only reason salvation is necessary is to get us back to the garden. The Pentateuch not only presents where we began but also why we are not there any more, and why and how we need to get back.  
 -  Colin Baker
  

  Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.  
 -  George Washington
  

  The reason I did fashion was it was the only way to get paid to do anything creative. You couldn't support yourself as an 'artist' - I hate that word. The only way you could be 'arty' was as a fashion photographer, because it still had a certain amount of integrity involved.  
 -  David Bailey
  

  We don't meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I never turn down scripts without good reason. If I did, I would probably never work.  
 -  Colin Baker
  

  Where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world.  
 -  Jane Austen
  

  Time heals what reason cannot.  
 -  Seneca
  

  For this reason, the expansion of relations with all countries is on the agenda of the Islamic Republic of Iran. I mean balanced relationships, based on mutual respect and observation of each other's rights.  
 -  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  

  How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!  
 -  Jane Austen
  

  Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy.  
 -  Mikhail Bakunin
  

  A man always has two reasons for what he does; a good one, and the real one.  
 -  J.P. Morgan
  

  Such a faith would be fatal to my reason, to my liberty, and even to the success of my undertakings; it would immediately transform me into a stupid slave, an instrument of the will and interests of others.  
 -  Mikhail Bakunin
  

  I bow before the authority of special men because it is imposed upon me by my own reason.  
 -  Mikhail Bakunin
  

  There is only one reason for an individual to side-step to the useless side : the fear of a defeat on the useful side.  
 -  Alfred Adler
  

  They wanted me to do Scream 2, and I hate talking about movies I turned down, because it sounds judgmental. There's nothing wrong with horror movies. I enjoy watching them. The main reason I turn a part down is if I think I won't be good.  
 -  Casey Affleck
  

  Law is nothing other than a certain ordinance of reason for the common good, promulgated by the person who has the care of the community.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  The best reason why Monarchy is a strong government is, that it is an intelligible government. The mass of mankind understand it, and they hardly anywhere in the world understand any other.  
 -  Walter Bagehot
  

  Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.  
 -  Russell Baker
  

  Basically if you burst into my office the walls themselves will flutter as if alive - maybe that's the reason for all the wings in 'Pure.'  
 -  Walter Bagehot
  

  I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.  
 -  James A. Baldwin
  

  I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.  
 -  James A. Baldwin
  

  The reason of the close concurrence between the individual's progress and that of the race appears, therefore, when we remember the dependence of each upon the other.  
 -  James Mark Baldwin
  

  The reason people think it's important to be white is that they think it's important not to be black.  
 -  James A. Baldwin
  

  When a million things can bring you down, find one reason to keep you up.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Pythagoras took the next important step by subordinating the mere matter of nature to its essential principle of form and order, identifying the latter with reason or the soul.  
 -  James Mark Baldwin
  

  The reason that there are so few good books written is that so few people who write know anything.  
 -  Walter Bagehot
  

  Faith is a higher faculty than reason.  
 -  Gamaliel Bailey
  

  Reason in man is rather like God in the world.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Prejudices are what fools use for reason.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  Sometimes you feel bad about yourself when there's no reason to.  
 -  Alvin Ailey
  

  I think one of the basic reasons men make good friends is that they can make up their minds quickly.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  It gets crazy in my mind sometimes but the reason why I like to express so much positivity on my Twitter is because I think we all are battling evil thoughts. I think it's important to not ignore them but to try to understand where they are coming from and get through them instead of suppressing them.  
 -  Jhene Aiko
  

  Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees wth your own reason and your own common sense.  
 -  Buddha
  

  Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.  
 -  Douglas Adams
  

  The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln
  

  Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln
  

  Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  When we love there is no reason why.  
 -  Vanna Bonta
  

  The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God; the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  3:10 to Yuma' was one that I just kept on talking and thinking about after reading it. And I think the reason is because, like in most Westerns, you have the very clear-cut bad-guy/good-guy, however, as the movie progresses, you kind of see that it's a very fine line that divides these two.  
 -  Christian Bale
  

  It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  The reason I love Luis Palau is because this is a guy who is completely all about evangelism and reaching people and the lost with the gospel.  
 -  Stephen Baldwin
  

  You can't judge my choices without knowing my reasons.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has.  
 -  Martin Luther
  

  If a scene is longer than three pages, it better be for a good reason.  
 -  Alan Ball
  

  Human salvation demands the divine disclosure of truths surpassing reason.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  I hope I presented what I felt the woman seemed to be about, but I couldn't give any reason as to why she remained in the relationship other than that their relationship was very special.  
 -  Jenny Agutter
  

  There are a thousand excuses for failure, but never a good reason.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  For whatever reason, maybe it's because of my story, but people associate Livestrong with exercise and physical fitness, health and lifestyle choices like that.  
 -  Lance Armstrong
  

  One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die.  
 -  Isaac Asimov
  

  Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.  
 -  Francis Bacon
  

  The reason is that till date, in spite of advances in information technology and strategies of information, the written word in the form of books still remains one of humanity's most enduring legacies.  
 -  Ibrahim Babangida
  

  Many of us are alarmed at the skyrocketing cost of medical care, including patients, who are the consumers. However, medical malpractice is not the reason for these increasing costs.  
 -  Joe Baca
  

  Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  He who can be, and therefore is, another's, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  The law is reason, free from passion.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Time makes more converts than reason.  
 -  Thomas Paine
  

  All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Hear reason, or she'll make you feel her.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  God has a purpose for your pain, a reason for your struggles, and a reward for your faithfulness.  
 -  Unknown
  

  When valour preys on reason, it eats the sword it fights with.  
 -  William Shakespeare
  

  How well he's read, to reason against reading!  
 -  William Shakespeare
  

  What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.  
 -  William Shakespeare
  

  Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  Once the people begin to reason, all is lost  
 -  Voltaire
  

  The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.  
 -  William Shakespeare
  

  Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson