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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

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




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Quotes for: trust


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Quotes about trust:


It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.





Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.





The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.





And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.





Confidence raises the soul.





Be confident: Truth is not the end of the way, it is the way itself.











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René Descartes also said...


I dare to believe that inner joy has some secret power to win the favour of fortune.





To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.





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.





It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.





I think, therefore I am.





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.












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