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Type: Mathematician
Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 03/31/1596




 

Rene Descartes Quotes

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A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed.
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The greatest minds, as they are capable of the highest excellencies, are open likewise to the greatest aberrations.
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I think; therefore I am.
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The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.
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One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another.
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I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.
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Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.
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Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.
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It is only prudent never to place complete confidence in that by which we have even once been deceived.
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In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate.
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The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
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Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have.
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When it is not in our power to determine what it true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
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The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt.
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If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
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When it is not in our power to follow what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
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Travelling is almost like talking with those of other centuries.
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An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
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You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing.
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The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.
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I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which I have explained, but also to those which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery.
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Everything is self-evident.
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The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
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Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.
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Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.
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