Best quotes: Rene Descartes – Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow

by Milos Itic on March 31, 2011

Rene Descartes – the best thoughts:

Everything is self-evident

Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power

I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake

I think; therefore I am.

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things

Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow

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

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

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

Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has

One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another

Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare

The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt

You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing

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