René Descartes Quotes

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Back from 1596 to 1650, René Descartes is widely regarded as one of the founders of modern philosophy. A one of a kind polymath master of all the isms of knowledge. His main interests of work were in metaphysics, physics, mathematics, cosmology and epistemology. Then his notable ideas are too complex and need description perfection for a different list.

  • The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once. René Descartes
  • Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems. René Descartes
  • 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. René Descartes
  • The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries. René Descartes
  • I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake. René Descartes
  • An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out? René Descartes
  • 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. René Descartes
  • There is nothing so strange and so unbelievable that it has not been said by one philosopher or another. René Descartes
  • Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it. René Descartes
  • I am indeed amazed when I consider how weak my mind is and how prone to error. René Descartes
  • The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues. René Descartes
  • A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed.René Déscartes
  • Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power. René Déscartes
  • The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge. René Déscartes
  • Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow. René Déscartes
  • Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems. René Déscartes
  • Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it. René Déscartes
  • In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate René Déscartes
  • I think; therefore I am. René Déscartes

The personal life he had also is worthy of researching yourself. More I learn about histories greatest’s minds, you can connect all the influences until right now in 2020. SPOILER! I brought six books online last night and a third of them are classical books by philosophers. René Descartes books are now on my To Read section on where I keep potential books I want to buy.

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