Meaningful & Inspirational Quotes by Rene Descartes

Rene Descartes’s Most Inspirational Quotes

A collection of beautiful and Inspirational Quotes by Rene Descartes, this article we look at Rene Descartes’s most inspiring quotes. Quotes often give context; they can mean different things to different people, here you will find some of the best quotes by Rene Descartes.

It’s the familiar love-hate syndrome of seduction: I don’t really care what it is I say I care only that you like it.””

Rene Descartes
It's the familiar love-hate syndrome of seduction: I don't really care what it is I say  I care only that you like it.""


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.

Rene Descartes
 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.

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

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

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

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

I know that I exist; the question is, What is this ‘I’ that ‘I’ know.

Rene Descartes
 I know that I exist; the question is, What is this 'I' that 'I' know.

The object of music is a Sound. The end; to delight, and move various Affections in us.

Rene Descartes
 The object of music is a Sound. The end; to delight, and move various Affections in us.

For each of us there is a set limit to our intellectual powers which we cannot pass.

Rene Descartes
 For each of us there is a set limit to our intellectual powers which we cannot pass.

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

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

Travelling is almost like talking with those of other centuries.

Rene Descartes
 Travelling is almost like talking with those of other centuries.

We do not describe the world we see, we see the world we can describe.

Rene Descartes
 We do not describe the world we see, we see the world we can describe.


Conquer yourself rather than the world.

Rene Descartes
 Conquer yourself rather than the world.

The only thing we have power over in the universe is our own thoughts.

Rene Descartes
 The only thing we have power over in the universe is our own thoughts.

De omnibus dubitandum

Rene Descartes
 De omnibus dubitandum

Doubt is the origin of wisdom

Rene Descartes
 Doubt is the origin of wisdom

Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.

Rene Descartes
 Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.

The only thing that I know, is that I know nothing

Rene Descartes
 The only thing that I know, is that I know nothing

An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?

Rene Descartes
 An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?

Omnia apud me mathematica fiunt.

Rene Descartes
 Omnia apud me mathematica fiunt.

The chief cause of human errors is to be found in the prejudices picked up in childhood.

Rene Descartes
 The chief cause of human errors is to be found in the prejudices picked up in childhood.

I think; therefore I am.

Rene Descartes
 I think; therefore I am.

A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed.

Rene Descartes
 A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed.

How can you be certain that your whole life is not a dream?

Rene Descartes
 How can you be certain that your whole life is not a dream?

The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.

Rene Descartes
 The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.

It is possible that I am dreaming right now and that all of my perceptions are false.

Rene Descartes
 It is possible that I am dreaming right now and that all of my perceptions are false.

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