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

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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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In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate.

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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 know not if I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or if I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.

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An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?

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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 first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt.

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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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Without doubt one always looks more carefully at what one believes must be seen by many than at what one does only for oneself, and often the things that have seemed to me to be true when I began to concieve them have appeared false to me when I wanted to put them on paper.

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Cogito ergo sum. (I think; therefore I am.)

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It is only prudent never to place complete confidence in that by which we have even once been deceived.

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Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.

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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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