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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

Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.




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Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.





Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.





As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.





Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.





Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.





Don't get involved in partial problems, but always take flight to where there is a free view over the whole single great problem, even if this view is still not a clear one.











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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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