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Rene Descartes Quotes: "Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it."

Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.




Rene Descartes Quotes: "De omnibus dubitandum"

De omnibus dubitandum




Rene Descartes Quotes: "Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it."

Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "Conquer yourself rather than the world."

Conquer yourself rather than the world.




Rene Descartes Quotes: "The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries."

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "The chief cause of human errors is to be found in the prejudices picked up in childhood."

The chief cause of human errors is to be found in the prejudices picked up in childhood.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "Doubt is the origin of wisdom"

Doubt is the origin of wisdom




Rene Descartes Quotes: "The only thing we have power over in the universe is our own thoughts."

The only thing we have power over in the universe is our own thoughts.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "How can you be certain that your whole life is not a dream?"

How can you be certain that your whole life is not a dream?



Rene Descartes Quotes: "Omnia apud me mathematica fiunt."

Omnia apud me mathematica fiunt.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues."

The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "The only thing that I know, is that I know nothing"

The only thing that I know, is that I know nothing




Rene Descartes Quotes: "I know that I exist; the question is, What is this 'I' that 'I' know."

I know that I exist; the question is, What is this 'I' that 'I' know.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "It is possible that I am dreaming right now and that all of my perceptions are false."

It is possible that I am dreaming right now and that all of my perceptions are false.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "Mathematics is a more powerful instrument of knowledge than any other that has been bequeathed to us by human agency."

Mathematics is a more powerful instrument of knowledge than any other that has been bequeathed to us by human agency.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "I think; therefore I am."

I think; therefore I am.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "For I found myself embarrassed with so many doubts and errors that it seemed to me that the effort to instruct myself had no effect other than th eincreasing discovery of my own ignorance"

For I found myself embarrassed with so many doubts and errors that it seemed to me that the effort to instruct myself had no effect other than th eincreasing discovery of my own ignorance



Rene Descartes Quotes: "The only secure knowledge is that I exist."

The only secure knowledge is that I exist.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has."

Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed."

A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "Truths are more likely to be discovered by one man than by a nation"

Truths are more likely to be discovered by one man than by a nation



Rene Descartes Quotes: "I was convinced that our beliefs are based much more on custom and example than on any certain knowledge."

I was convinced that our beliefs are based much more on custom and example than on any certain knowledge.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "He who hid well, lived well."

He who hid well, lived well.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare."

Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "Reason is nothing without imagination."

Reason is nothing without imagination.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "God alone is the author of all the motions in the world."

God alone is the author of all the motions in the world.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "Wonder is the first of all the passions."

Wonder is the first of all the passions.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "It is best not to go on for great quest for truth , it will only make you miserable"

It is best not to go on for great quest for truth , it will only make you miserable



Rene Descartes Quotes: "Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow."

Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "But possibly I am something more than I suppose myself to be."

But possibly I am something more than I suppose myself to be.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "...it is certain that I am really distinct from my body, and can exist without it."

...it is certain that I am really distinct from my body, and can exist without it.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "When I consider this carefully, I find not a single property which with certainty separates the waking state from the dream. How can you be certain that your whole life is not a dream?"

When I consider this carefully, I find not a single property which with certainty separates the waking state from the dream. How can you be certain that your whole life is not a dream?



Rene Descartes Quotes: "All is to be doubted."

All is to be doubted.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once."

The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "Intuitive knowledge is an illumination of the soul, whereby it beholds in the light of God those things which it pleases Him to reveal to us by a direct impression of divine clearness."

Intuitive knowledge is an illumination of the soul, whereby it beholds in the light of God those things which it pleases Him to reveal to us by a direct impression of divine clearness.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "Nothing comes out of nothing."

Nothing comes out of nothing.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "We never understand a thing so well,and make it our own, as when we have discovered it for ourselves."

We never understand a thing so well,and make it our own, as when we have discovered it for ourselves.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "It's the familiar love-hate syndrome of seduction: "I don't really care what it is I say, I care only that you like it.""

It's the familiar love-hate syndrome of seduction: "I don't really care what it is I say, I care only that you like it."



Rene Descartes Quotes: "He lives well who is well hidden."

He lives well who is well hidden.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "If ... it is not in my power to arrive at the knowledge of any truth, I may at least do what is in my power, namely, suspend judgement."

If ... it is not in my power to arrive at the knowledge of any truth, I may at least do what is in my power, namely, suspend judgement.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge."

The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "The principal effect of the passions is that they incite and persuade the mind to will the events for which they prepared the body."

The principal effect of the passions is that they incite and persuade the mind to will the events for which they prepared the body.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "And as it is the most generous souls who have most gratitude, it is those who have most pride, and who are most base and infirm, who most allow themselves to be carried away by anger and hatred."

And as it is the most generous souls who have most gratitude, it is those who have most pride, and who are most base and infirm, who most allow themselves to be carried away by anger and hatred.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "Variant: When it is not in our power to follow what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable."

Variant: When it is not in our power to follow what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "Science is practical philosophy."

Science is practical philosophy.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "I can doubt everything, except one thing, and that is the very fact that I doubt. Simply put - I think, therefore I am"

I can doubt everything, except one thing, and that is the very fact that I doubt. Simply put - I think, therefore I am



Rene Descartes Quotes: "Everything is self-evident."

Everything is self-evident.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "Desire awakens only to things that are thought possible."

Desire awakens only to things that are thought possible.



Rene Descartes Quotes: "If I simply refrain from making a judgment in cases where I do not perceive the truth with sufficient clarity and distinctness, then it is clear that I am behaving correctly and avoiding error."

If I simply refrain from making a judgment in cases where I do not perceive the truth with sufficient clarity and distinctness, then it is clear that I am behaving correctly and avoiding error.