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Rene Descartes Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Jul 2021
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Law And Lawyers
Dont Judge Me
When it is not in our power to follow what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
Travelling is almost like talking with those of other centuries.
There is nothing so strange and so unbelievable that it has not been said by one philosopher or another.
The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.
The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt.
Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.
One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another.
Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.
In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate.
Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.
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.
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.
I am indeed amazed when I consider how weak my mind is and how prone to error.
Everything is self-evident.
Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.
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.
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 greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate
The greatest minds, as they are capable of the highest excellencies, are open likewise to the greatest aberrations
End Of School Year
Life Is Too Short
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