We never understand a thing so well, and make it our own, as when we have discovered it for ourselves.
It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.
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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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 Scottish Philosopher, Historian
- Immanuel Kant Prussian German Philosopher
- Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu
- Aristotle Ancient Greek Philosopher
- Isaac Newton English Physicist
- Thomas Hobbes