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Rene Descartes Quotes

(1596-1650), French Philosopher, Scientist

To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.

Category: Behavior

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

Category: Books And Reading

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

Category: Common Sense

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.

Category: Doubt

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

Category: Insults

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

Category: Mind

There is nothing so strange and so unbelievable that it has not been said by one philosopher or another.

Category: Philosophers And Philosophy

Everything is self-evident.

Category: Reality

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

Category: Simplicity

I think therefore I am.

Category: Thoughts And Thinking

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

Category: Thoughts And Thinking