Quotes by Rene Descartes

Because reason…is the only thing that makes us men, and distinguishes us from the beasts, I would prefer to believe that it exists, in its entirety, in each of us…
– Rene Descartes

Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.
– Rene Descartes

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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.
– René Descartes

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Doubt is the origin of wisdom.
– René Descartes

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Traveling is almost like talking with those of other centuries.
– Rene Descartes

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

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…it is a mark of prudence never to place our complete trust in those who have deceived us even once.
– Rene Descartes

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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

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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

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

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