We never understand a thing so well, and make it our own, as when we have discovered it for ourselves.
The reading of all good books is indeed like a conversation with the noblest men of past centuries who were the authors of them, nay a carefully studied conversation, in which they reveal to us none but the best of their thoughts.
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It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.
Thus even in the very example my critics produce, it is the intellect alone which corrects the error of the senses; and it is not possible to produce any case which error results from our trusting the operation of the mind more than the senses.
- Baruch Spinoza Dutch Philosopher
- Blaise Pascal French Catholic Mathematician
- Francis Bacon English Philosopher
- John Locke English Philosopher
- David Hume British Philosopher
- Immanuel Kant Prussian German Philosopher
- Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu
- Aristotle Ancient Greek Philosopher
- Isaac Newton English Physicist
- Thomas Hobbes