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I hope that posterity will judge me kindly,
by Rene Descartes

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.
- Rene Descartes

I think therefore I am.
- Rene Descartes

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

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

 

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

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

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

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Travelling is almost like talking with those of other centuries.
- Rene Descartes

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

The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices
as well as of the greatest virtues.
- Rene Descartes

Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.
- Rene Descartes

One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible
that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another.
- Rene Descartes

Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.
- Rene Descartes

Everything is self-evident.
- Rene Descartes

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

There is nothing so strange and so unbelievable that
it has not been said by one philosopher or another.
- Rene Descartes

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

Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible
and necessary to resolve it.
- Rene Descartes

Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my
soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.
- Rene Descartes

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

A state is better governed which has few laws,
and those laws strictly observed.
- Rene Descartes

You just keep pushing.
You just keep pushing.
I made every mistake that could be made.
But I just kept pushing.
- Rene Descartes

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.
- Rene Descartes

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

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

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

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

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

Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world,
for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that
even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other
matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have.
- Rene Descartes

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are
something to do,
something to love,
and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

We must free ourselves of the hope
that the sea will ever rest.
We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

It is above all by the imagination
that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

Where there's life, there's hope.
- Terence

Your success will shine as a light of hope
and inspire numbers you cannot total.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I hope that you walk around the corner
and you get very surprised.
- Miranda Richardson

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

I Hope You Dance
- the Lee Ann Womack song

We come this way but once.
We can either tiptoe through life
and hope we get to death without being badly bruised
or we can live a full, complete life achieving
our goals and realizing our wildest dreams.
- Bob Proctor

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

Hope springs eternal.
- Alexander Pope

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

He who has health has hope,
and he who has hope has everything.
- Anonymous

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The present is the ever moving shadow
that divides yesterday from tomorrow.
In that lies hope.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Only those who can leave behind everything they
have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

Hate destroys, Love builds.
Hate tears down, Love renews and creates.
Hatred holds no hope for the future.
Love creates Today as its own better future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I find hope in the darkest of days,
and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

My compassionate intents are generally received clearly
and acted upon - perhaps not immediately,
or in exactly the way I hope -
but acted upon favorably, nonetheless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

Faith has to do with things that are not seen
and hope with things that are not at hand.
- Saint Thomas Aquinas.

A very small degree of hope
is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
- Henri B. Stendhal

Abandon hope.
- Pema Chodron

Now abide faith, hope, love, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.
- Corinthians 13:13

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal
is our only legitimate hope of survival.
- Wendell Berry

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.
- E. Joseph Cossman

The great gift of Easter is hope -
Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God,
in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love,
which nothing can shake.
- Basil C. Hume


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