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Rene Descartes
Rene Descartes

Born in 1595 in La Havre, France, Rene Descartes is often referred to as the father of modern philosophy. His groundbreaking book, "Discourse on Method and Meditations" defined for a century the foremost issues in philosophy. Leaving college at 18, Descartes earned his law degree, then became a soldier. In his many travels, he would seek out the great thinkers of his time. His first work, …

Date of Birth: March 31, 1596
Date of Death: November 02, 1650


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"It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well." Rene Descartes
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"It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get." Rene Descartes
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"Dubito ergo cogito; cogito ergo sum.(I doubt, therefore I think; I think therefore I am)" Rene Descartes
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"I think; therefore I am." Rene Descartes
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"Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has" Rene Descartes
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"The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries." Rene Descartes
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"At the time, my grandparents told my mom, "Lordy, what is Shannen doing?" Now I've calmed down. [on her reputation for bad behavior]" 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
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"When I consider this carefully, I find not a single property which with certainty separates the waking state from the dream. How can you be certain that your whole life is not a dream?" Rene Descartes
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"Of all things, good sense is the most fairly distributed: everyone thinks he is so well supplied with it that even those who are the hardest to satisfy in every other respect never desire more of it than they already have." 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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"I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake." Rene Descartes
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"Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power." Rene Descartes
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"If I found any new truths in the sciences, I can say that they follow from, or depend on, five or six principal problems which I succeeded in solving and which I regard as so many battles where the fortunes of war were on my side." Rene Descartes
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"The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries." Rene Descartes
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"There is nothing so strange or so unbelievable that it has not been said by one philosopher or another" Rene Descartes
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"I concluded that I might take as a general rule the principle that all things which we very clearly and obviously conceive are true: only observing, however, that there is some difficulty in rightly determining the objects which we distinctly conceive." Rene Descartes
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"I think, therefor I am" Rene Descartes
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"The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once" Rene Descartes
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"In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate" 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." Rene Descartes
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