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Rene Descartes – 12 Quotes

 

12 Quotes by Rene Descartes

 

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


I am indeed amazed when I consider how weak my mind is and how prone to error.

– Rene Descartes


I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.

– Rene Descartes


It is not enough to have a good mind the main thing is to use it well.

– Rene Descartes


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

– Rene Descartes


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.

– Rene Descartes


Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.

– Rene Descartes


Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.

– Rene Descartes


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

– Rene Descartes


Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.

– Rene Descartes


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

– Rene 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.

– Rene Descartes