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Rene Descartes Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Wisdom

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

Everything is self-evident.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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