Whatsoever is contrary to nature is also contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.
So man’s insanity is heaven’s sense; and wandering from all mortal reason, man comes at last to that celestial thought, which, to reason, is absurd and frantic; and weal or woe, feels then uncompromised, indifferent as his God.
Where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world.
There is one thing no man can do, and that is to get a woman to listen to reason. Somehow or other, they don’t seem to have any kind of sense.
There is more reason in your body than in your best wisdom.[Es ist mehr Vernunft in deinem Leibe, als in deiner besten Weisheit.]