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Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

God will not suffer man to have the knowledge of things to come; for if he had prescience of his prosperity he would be careless; and understanding of his adversity he would be senseless. - Saint Augustine of Hippo

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

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon. - Alexander Pope

I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. - Richard Dawkins

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

Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species. - Thomas Carlyle

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion and desire. - Aristotle [Aristoteles]