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  • The principal effect of the passions is that they incite and persuade the mind to will the events for which they prepared the body.
    (René Descartes)

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

  • If you would be a real seeker after truth, you must at least once in your life doubt, as far as possible, all things.
    (René Descartes)

  • Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.
    (Rene Descartes)

  • It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
    (Rene Descartes)


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

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

  • When it is not in our power to follow what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
    (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)

  • Good sense is of all things in the world the most equally distributed, for everybody thinks he is so well supplied with it, that even those most difficult to please in all other matters never desire more of it than they already possess.
    (René Descartes)

  • Dubito ergo cogito cogito ergo sum.(I doubt, therefore I think I think therefore I am)
    (René Descartes)

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

  • When writing about transcendental issues, be transcendentally clear.
    (René Descartes)

  • At the time, my grandparents told my mom, Lordy, what is Shannen doing Now I've calmed down. on her reputation for bad behavior.
    (René Descartes)

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


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