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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: Principles of Philosophy

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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




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
C'est proprement avoir les yeux fermés, sans tâcher jamais de les ouvrir, que de vivre sans philosopher.”
René Descartes - Les Principes de la philosophie

German
Nun heißt das aber wahrhaft seine Augen geschlossen halten, ohne daran zu denken, sie zu öffnen, wenn man ohne zu philosophieren zu leben versucht;”
René Descartes - Die Prinzipien der Philosophie




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My trade and art is to live.”
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You can't live at all, unless you can live fully now.”
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Quotes about philosophy:


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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.”
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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
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To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher.”
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Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.”
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There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Philosophize is to learn how to die.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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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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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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I think, therefore I am.”
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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