Facts about Rene Descartes

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Rene Descartes was a famous Mathematician from France, who lived between March 31, 1596 and February 11, 1650. He/she became 53 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 29 quotes who is written / told by Rene, under the main topic Science.

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Famous quotes by Rene Descartes (29)


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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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"Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it"
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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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"There is nothing so strange and so unbelievable that it has not been said by one philosopher or another"
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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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"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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"The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries"
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"The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues"
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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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"Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare"
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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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"Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has"
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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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"It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well"
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"In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate"
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"Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow"
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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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"I think; therefore I am"
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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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"I am indeed amazed when I consider how weak my mind is and how prone to error"
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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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"Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power"
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"Everything is self-evident"
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"Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems"
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"Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it"
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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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"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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"A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed"


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