— Ambrose Bierce American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist 1842 - 1914
The Devil's Dictionary (1911)
Источник: The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary
Контексте: Cartesian, adj. Relating to Descartes, a famous philosopher, author of the celebrated dictum, Cogito ergo sum -- whereby he was pleased to suppose he demonstrated the reality of human existence. The dictum might be improved, however, thus: Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum -- "I think that I think, therefore I think that I am;" as close an approach to certainty as any philosopher has yet made.