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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

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The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
René Descartes




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
La lecture de tous les bons livres est comme une conversation avec les plus honnêtes gens des siècles passés.”
René Descartes

German
Die Lektüre aller guten Bücher ist wie ein Gespräch mit den aufrichtigsten Menschen der vergangenen Jahrhunderte. ”
René Descartes




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Thus, reader, I am myself the matter of my book.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays




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The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.”
Mark Twain
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Philosophy is written in this grand book, which stands continually open before our eyes (I say the Universe), but can not be understood without first learning to comprehend the language and know the characters as it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is impossible to humanly understand a word; without these one is wandering in a dark labyrinth.”
Galileo Galilei
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Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.”
Henry David Thoreau
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Few people ask from books what books can give us.”
Virginia Woolf
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Real education consists in drawing the best out of yourself. What better book can there be than the book of humanity?”
Mahatma Gandhi
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You cannot open a book without learning something.”
Confucius
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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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I think, therefore I am.”
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method
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Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.”
René Descartes
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