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"Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power."
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"I think; therefore I am."
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"It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
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". . .to be useful to no one is, strictly speaking, to be worthless."
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"In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate."
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"The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries."
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"One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another."
-Rene Descartes in Philosophy quotes.
"I know not if I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or if I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man."
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"An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?"
-Rene Descartes in Optimism quotes.
"The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues."
-Rene Descartes in Vices quotes.
"The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once."
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"The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt."
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"The reading of all good books is indeed like a conversation with the noblest men of past centuries who were the authors of them, nay a carefully studied conversation, in which they reveal to us none but the best of their thoughts."
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"I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake."
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"Without doubt one always looks more carefully at what one believes must be seen by many than at what one does only for oneself, and often the things that have seemed to me to be true when I began to concieve them have appeared false to me when I wanted to put them on paper."
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"Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems."
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"Cogito ergo sum. (I think; therefore I am.)"
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"It is only prudent never to place complete confidence in that by which we have even once been deceived."
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"Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed: for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess."
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"Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has."
-Rene Descartes in Common Sense quotes.
"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 in Doubt quotes.
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