"What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct."
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"Most of us, when all is said and done, like what we like and make up reasons for it afterwards."
"On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale."
"Reason lies between the bridle and the spur."
"Reason is the wise man's guide, example the fool's."
"Everyone has his reasons."
"I got fame and fortune, and I lost my sense of reasoning."
"Reason is the historian, but passions are the actors."
"Reason is a harmonizing, controlling force rather than a creative one."
"A noble heart will always capitulate to reason."
"Strong reasons make strong actions."
"He wrapped himself in quotations -- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors."
"Be careful -- with quotations, you can damn anything."
"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit."
"After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations."
"I quote others in order to better express myself."
"The essence of a quote is the compression of a mass of thought and observation into a single saying."
"A book that furnishes no quotations is no book -- it is a plaything."
"A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool."
"I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good."
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