"Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Rene Descartes on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Rene Descartes on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Rene Descartes on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Rene Descartes on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Rene Descartes on Booker T. Washington
"The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge."
"I am indeed amazed when I consider how weak my mind is and how prone to error."
"I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake."
"It is not enough to have a good mind the main thing is to use it well."
"The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries."