Quotes by French Mathematician Rene Descartes




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

It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well. Rene Descartes | mathematician

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

Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it. Rene Descartes | mathematician

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

Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power. Rene Descartes | mathematician

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 | mathematician

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

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

When writing about transcendental issues, be transcendentally clear. Rene Descartes | mathematician

Everything is self-evident. Rene Descartes | mathematician

I think; therefore I am. Rene Descartes | mathematician

Cogito ergo sum. (I think, therefore I am.) Rene Descartes | mathematician

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

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

Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow. Rene Descartes | mathematician

In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate. Rene Descartes | mathematician
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There is nothing so strange and so unbelievable that it has not been said by one philosopher or another. Rene Descartes | mathematician

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. Rene Descartes | mathematician

I am accustomed to sleep, and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake. Rene Descartes | mathematician


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