Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.
Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
—Thomas H. Huxley
Only exceptionally rational men can afford to be absurd.
Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.
Falling in love is not a rational process. It can’t be planned or avoided. It happens—for good or bad, it simply happens. I knew he’d eventually leave. I knew we couldn’t be together, but I fell anyway.
—Suzanne Selfors in Coffeehouse Angel
I can reason down or deny everything, except this perpetual Belly; feed he must and will, and I cannot make him respectable.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson