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The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. He is the man who has lost everything except his reason.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.

Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.

Woody Allen (1935-?) American director, actor and comedian.

A noble heart will always capitulate to reason.

Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) German dramatist, poet and historian.

Many are destined to reason wrongly; others, not to reason at all; and others, to persecute those who do reason.

Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer and historian.

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

Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) French poet.


Reason is a whore, surviving by simulation, versatility, and shamelessness.

Emil Cioran (1911-1995) Romanian philosopher and essayist.

It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) U.S. poet.

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

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

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

Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar.

I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.

Montaigne (1533-1592) French philosopher and essayist.