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Life and reality are neither logical nor illogical; they are simply given. Human Action p. 68; p. 68 Reason
It is vain to object that life and reality are not logical. Life and reality are neither logical nor illogical; they are simply given. But logic is the only tool available to man for the comprehension of both. Human Action pp. 67-68; p. 67 Reason
Logical thinking and real life are not two separate orbits. Logic is for man the only means to master the problems of reality. Human Action p. 185; p. 185 Reason
Man has only one tool to fight error: reason. Human Action p. 187; p. 187 Reason
Man uses reason in order to choose between the incompatible satisfactions of conflicting desires. Human Action p. 173; p. 174 Reason
Reason is mans particular and characteristic feature. There is no need for praxeology to raise the question whether reason is a suitable tool for the cognition of ultimate and absolute truth. It deals with reason only as far as it enables man to act. Human Action p. 177; p. 177 Reason
The only statement that can be predicated with regard to reason is that it is the mark that distinguishes man from animals and has brought about everything that is specifically human. Human Action p. 91; p. 91 Reason
Not everything that exists today is reasonable; but this does not mean that everything that does not exist is sensible. Interventionism p. 89 Reason
What mankind needs today is liberation from the rule of nonsensical slogans and a return to sound reasoning. Interventionism p. 90 Reason
Reason is mans foremost equipment in the biological struggle for the preservation and expansion of his existence and survival. It would not have any function and would not have developed at all in the fools paradise. Money, Method, and the Market Process p. 35 Reason
Reason is the main resource of man in his struggle for survival. Omnipotent Government p. 121 Reason
Abstract thought is independent of the wishes which move the thinker and of the aims for which he strives. Socialism p. 317 Reason
The wish is father to the thought, says a figure of speech. What it means is that the wish is the father of faith. Socialism p. 317n Reason
The Enlightenment did not put its hopes upon the more or less accidental emergence of well-intentioned rulers and provident sages. Its optimism concerning mankind's future was founded upon the double faith in the goodness of man and in his rational mind. Historical Setting of the Austrian School of Economics, The p. 34 Reason
The proof of a theory is in its reasoning, not in its sponsorship. Theory of Money and Credit, The p. 99 Reason