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Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Thus each truth discovered was a rule available in the discovery of subsequent ones.
The last rule was to make enumerations so complete, and reviews so comprehensive, that I should be certain of omitting nothing.
I concluded that I might take as a general rule the principle that all things which we very clearly and obviously conceive are true: only observing, however, that there is some difficulty in rightly determining the objects which we distinctly conceive.
I can establish as a general rule that all things which I perceive very clearly and distinctly are true.
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