7 thought-provoking quotes of Rene Descartes

Rene Descartes, the 17th century French philosopher, mathematician and scientist, is widely considered as the father of modern western philosophy. Here are his 7 best quotes:-

  1. Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.
  2. I think; therefore I am.
  3. It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
  4. Everything is self-evident.
  5. Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.
  6. In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate.
  7. Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense; no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.

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