René Descartes is famous for having said the following quotes:
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To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do,
rather than what they say.
The reading of all good books is
like a conversation with all the finest men of past centuries.
is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it
than he already has.
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,
Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise
my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.
It is not
enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
is nothing so strange and so unbelievable that it has not been said by one philosopher
Everything is self-evident.
each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.
Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our
I think therefore I am.
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