Quotation by René Descartes

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Good sense is of all things in the world the most equally distributed, for everyone thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that even those most difficult to please in all other matters do not commonly desire more of it than they already possess.
René Descartes (1596–1650), French philosopher, the Father of Modern Philosophy. Discourse on Method, part I, p. 1, Descartes Selections, ed. R.M. Eaton, Scribners, New York (1927).

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