People don't get better, they just get smarter. When you get smarter you don't stop pulling the wings off flies, you just think of better reasons for doing it.
by Stephen King
"I am as ready to obey as a child;—but, not being a child, I think I ought to have a reason."
~ The Prime Minister
by Anthony Trollope
Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,
Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
More than cool reason ever comprehends.
~ A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare
Reason is the first victim of strong emotion.
~ Dune Messiah
by Frank Herbert
"It is a great misfortune to be alone, my friends; and it must be believed that solitude can quickly destroy reason."
~ The Mysterious Island
by Jules Verne
He had, in fact, got everything from the church and Sunday School, except, perhaps, any longing whatever for decency and kindness and reason.
~ Elmer Gantry
by Sinclair Lewis
It stands to reason that he who would cure a moral ailment must be practically acquainted with it in all its bearings.
by Samuel Butler
No man burdens his mind with small matters unless he has some very good reason for doing so.
~ A Study in Scarlet
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.
~ Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens
Our civilization is still in a middle stage, scarcely beast in that it is no longer wholly guided by instinct; scarcely human, in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason.
~ Sister Carrie
by Theodore Dreiser