"It is not enough to have a good mind the main thing is to use it well."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Rene Descartes on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Rene Descartes on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Rene Descartes on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Rene Descartes on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Rene Descartes on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries."
"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."