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'The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.'


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'I am indeed amazed when I consider how weak my mind is and how prone to error.'


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


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'It is not enough to have a good mind the main thing is to use it well.'


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


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'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.'


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'The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.'


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'Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.'


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'Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.'


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'When it is not in our power to follow what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.'


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'Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.'


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'The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.'


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'The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.'


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'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.'

 

 

 

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