Rene Descartes: Permit no delay

“Situations in life often permit no delay; and when we cannot determine the course which is certainly best, we must follow the one which is probably the best. . . This frame of mind freed me also from the repentance and remorse commonly felt by those vacillating individuals who are always seeking as worthwhile things which they later judge to be bad.”

—Rene Descartes.

Rene Descartes: Candles in the wind

René Descartes

René Descartes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

Rene Descartes: Those who have seen nothing

It is well to know something of the manners of various peoples, in order more sanely to judge our own, and that we do not think that everything against our modes is ridiculous, and against reason, as those who have seen nothing are accustomed to think. -Rene Descartes, philosopher and mathematician (1596-1650).