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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A man without reason is a beast in season.  1
Do not an ill thing in company nor alone, but above all respect yourself; govern yourself by reason.  Pythagoras.  2
He that does not reason is a slave.  3
He that will not reason is a bigot.  4
I have no other but a woman’s reason,
I think him so because I think him so.  Shakespeare.
If you will not hear reason, she will surely rap your knuckles.  6
Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.  7
Reason binds the man.  8
Reason does not come before years.  German.  9
Reason governs the wise man and cudgels the fool.  10
Reason lies between the bridle and the spur.  Italian.  11
Reason not with the great,
’Tis a perilous gate.  French.
Reason serves when pressed, but honest instinct comes a volunteer.  Pope.  13
Strong reasons make strong actions.  Shakespeare.  14
Swift instinct leaps, slow reason feebly climbs.  Young.  15
The reason of the strongest is always the best.  La Fontaine.  16
There are subjects upon which we cannot reason, we can only feel.  Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine.  17
’Tis in vain to speak reason where it will not be heard.  18
To tell a lie and give a reason for it.  19
Two principles in human nature reign,
Self-love to urge and reason to restrain.
We reason from our heads but act from our hearts.  Fielding.  21

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