"Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper
when he is called upon to act
in accordance with the dictates of reason."
by:
Oscar Wilde
(1854-1900) Anglo-Irish poet, novelist, writer
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This is another quote of Wilde and I like it. "Democracy is simply the bludgeoning of the people, by the people, and for the people."
 -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
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     -- Wayne      
    Great quote and it is proven true by comments on this site every day
     -- Waffler, Smith     
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    Reason utterly escapes most of humanity, the rest of us choose to ignore it whenever it suits us.
     -- Justin, Elkland     
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    I wonder where he stole that?
     -- Bob, Eugene, OR     
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    I agree. Wilde is talking about men in general. The animal side of man is so. It takes special eyes, special ears, a special mind and humbleness to admit errors made simply because Reason was ignored.
     -- Elisabeth, Astoria, NY     
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    Yes, and they use their guns to make the point.
     -- RBESRQ     
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