René Descartes

1596 - 1650

A Quote by René Descartes on discovery, hope, judgment, pleasure, and posterity

I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which I have explained, but also to those which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery.

René Descartes (1596 - 1650)

Source: La Geometrie.

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A Quote by René Descartes on improvement, learning, mind, and order

René Descartes (1596 - 1650)

Source: Discours de la Méthode. 1637. Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by René Descartes on desires, good, and respect

Of all things, good sense is the most fairly distributed: everyone thinks he is so well supplied with it that even those who are the hardest to satisfy in every other respect never desire more of it than they already have.

René Descartes (1596 - 1650)

Source: Discours de la Méthode. 1637.

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A Quote by René Descartes on common sense, sharing, and world

Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.

René Descartes (1596 - 1650)

Source: Le Discours de la Méthode

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A Quote by René Descartes on difficulty and principles

I concluded that I might take as a general rule the principle that all things which we very clearly and obviously conceive are true: only observing, however, that there is some difficulty in rightly determining the objects which we distinctly conceive.

René Descartes (1596 - 1650)

Source: Discours de la Méthode. 1637.

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