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Each problem that I solved became a rule,
by Rene Descartes

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

Related topics: Science

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

I think therefore I am.
- Rene Descartes

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

 

A state is better governed which has few laws,
and those laws strictly observed.
- Rene Descartes

The two operations of our understanding,
intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said
we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.
- Rene Descartes

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

The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices
as well as of the greatest virtues.
- Rene Descartes

The first precept was never to accept a thing as true
until I knew it as such without a single doubt.
- Rene Descartes

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 order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn,
than to contemplate.
- Rene Descartes

One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible
that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another.
- Rene Descartes

Travelling is almost like talking with those of other centuries.
- Rene Descartes

You just keep pushing.
You just keep pushing.
I made every mistake that could be made.
But I just kept pushing.
- Rene Descartes

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

It is only prudent never to place complete confidence
in that by which we have even once been deceived.
- Rene Descartes

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

An optimist may see a light where there is none,
but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
- Rene Descartes

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

Everything is self-evident.
- Rene Descartes

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

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

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

The senses deceive from time to time,
and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.
- Rene Descartes

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

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

I hope that posterity will judge me kindly,
not only as to the things which I have explained,
but also to those which I have intentionally omitted
so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery.
- Rene Descartes

Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world,
for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that
even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other
matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have.
- Rene Descartes

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale

You can never solve a problem on the level
on which it was created.
- Albert Einstein

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The difference between what we do
and what we are capable of doing
would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If the problem can be solved,
there is no use worrying about it.
If it can't be solved,
worrying will do no good.
- Tibetan proverb

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

The acceptance of oneself is
the essence of the whole moral problem
and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

The secret of success is to find a need and fill it,
to find a hurt and heal it,
to find somebody with a problem
and offer to help solve it.
- Robert H. Schuller

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Problem: attitude.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today;
it is rather the vital necessity of action today
to ensure our strength tomorrow.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If your only tool is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

We cannot solve a problem by saying,
"It's not my problem."
We cannot solve a problem by hoping that
someone else will solve it for us.
I can solve a problem only when I say,
"This is my problem and it's up to me to solve it.
- M. Scott Peck

If the only tool you have is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

Resistance creates suffering.
Stress happens when your mind resists what is.
The only problem in your life
is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds.
- Dan Millman

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

No problem is so formidable that
you can't walk away from it.
- Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

I've been amazed at how often those outside the discipline
of design assume that what designers do is decoration.
Good design is problem solving.
- Jeffery Veen

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

The real problem is that the way that power is given
out in our society pits us against each other.
- Anita Hill

The whole problem with the world is that
fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves,
but wiser people so full of doubts.
- Bertrand Russell

If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche
that must have been left behind in the Sixties,
that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
- John Lennon

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
- Milton Friedman

When did it become a problem to be a small businessman
and become successful? The small businessman -
like my father,
or like me?
- Glenn Beck

Once in a while I'll get moved to do some exercise.
It's something I long for but the biggest problem is
bending down and putting my tennis shoes on.
Once I go out I'm OK.
- David Soul

One of the true tests of leadership is the ability
to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
- Arnold H. Glasow

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem,
it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

It is a common experience that a problem difficult
at night is resolved in the morning after the committee
of sleep has worked on it.
- John Steinbeck

A perfection of means,
and confusion of aims,
seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein

For every complex problem,
there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.
- H.L. Mencken

If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem.
If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.
- J. Paul Getty

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is
finding some humor in it.
- Frank Howard Clark

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
- B. F. Skinner

You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies -
all of life's riddles are answered in the movies.
- Steve Martin

Television has a real problem. They have no page two.
- Art Buchwald

Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law.
It's nine-tenths of the problem.
- John Lennon

When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed.
I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly.
He cut the legs off the bed.
- Lou Brock


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