Rene Descartes Quotes

There is nothing so strange or so unbelievable that it has not been said by one philosopher or another.

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

It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.

I must nevertheless here consider that I am a man, and that, consequently, I am in the habit of sleeping, and representing to myself in dreams those same things, or even sometimes others less probable, which the insane think are presented to them in their waking moments.

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.

To do is to be.

All those who hold opinions quite opposed to ours are not on that account barbarians or savages.

Common sense is the best distributed thing in the world, for everyone thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have.

Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for everyone thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even that those who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess.

The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.