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René Descartes

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Biography - René Descartes:

French philosopher, mathematician and scientist.
Born: 1596 - Died: 1650
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: France
France
Source: Discourse on the Method



Translation  

Translation

(Latin, French, German)


Latin
Cogito ergo sum.”

French
Je pense, donc je suis.”
René Descartes - Discours de la méthode

German
Ich denke, also bin ich.”
René Descartes - Discours de la méthode




See also  

See also...



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For if I am deceived, I am.”
Augustine of Hippo - The City of God

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I revolt, therefore I am.”
Albert Camus - L'Été

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Sometimes I think. Sometimes I am.”
Paul Valéry - Tel quel

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A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.”
Alan Watts

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If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.”
Francis Bacon




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He who thinks little, errs much.”
Leonardo da Vinci
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
Mahatma Gandhi
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Men should strive to think much and know little.”
Democritus
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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.”
Henri Bergson
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Quotes for "to be" or about being:


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The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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To be, or not to be, that is the question.”
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are.”
Niccolo Machiavelli
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Become who you are!”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra
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Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.”
Epicurus
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Only he who loves something is something; to be nothing and to love nothing are identical.”
Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach
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René Descartes also said...


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I dare to believe that inner joy has some secret power to win the favour of fortune.”
René Descartes - Correspondance avec Élisabeth
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To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.”
René Descartes - Principles of Philosophy
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Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken: the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects. For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it.”
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method
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It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.”
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method
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My third maxim was to try always to conquer myself rather than fortune, and to alter my desires rather than change the order of the world.”
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method
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The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.”
René Descartes
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