Single Idea 22708

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 1. On Reason]

Full Idea

Good reasons must of force give way to better.

Gist of Idea

Good reasons must give way to better


William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar [1599], 4.3.205)

A Reaction

[Brutus to Cassius] This remark is an axiom of rationality. But, of course, reasons can come in groups, and three modest reasons may compete with one very good reason.