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Rene Descartes (1596 - 1650)
French mathematician & philosopher [more author details]
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Cogito ergo sum. (I think; therefore I am.)
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Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
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Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.
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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.
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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 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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It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.
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Rene Descartes, 'Le Discours de la Methode,' 1637
One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another.
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Rene Descartes, 'Le Discours de la Methode,' 1637
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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Rene Descartes, 'Le Discours de la Methode,' 1637
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
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Rene Descartes, 'Le Discours de la Methode,' 1637
It is only prudent never to place complete confidence in that by which we have even once been deceived.
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Rene Descartes, 'Meditations'

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