Descartes: Philosophy quotes
You shouldnít desire anything
that you cannot achieve by yourself. You greatest possessions are a
freedom. She isnít able to make your beautiful, rich, respected,
strong and happy in the eyes of the whole world, but she can only make
you free. She doesnít make you the master of things, but the master of
A person has two passions for love and abhorrence. A big disposition to
excessiveness has just a love, because it is more ardent and stronger.
You should long to overcome rather yourself than a fate and to change own
wishes than an order in the world.
recognize in connection with philosophy that it isnít investigated
enough by the people and can be enriched by many good discoveries. It
isnít more praiseworthy than to be an innovator.
It isnít so important to have a good intellect, the most important
to use it properly.
can seem amazing that the great thoughts more often meet in the poetsí
works than in the philosophical works. It is happened because the
poets write moved by the inspiration that comes from imagination. We
have germs of knowledge in us like a fire in a flint. The philosophers
grow these germs with a help of intellect and the poets inflame it
with a help of imagination that is why they are inflamed sooner.
It is better not to think about the truth than to do it without any