"I think, therefore I am"
The famous quote by Rene Descartes is depicted perfectly by François-Auguste-René Rodin's interesting sculpture, The Thinker. Descartes' thought provoking quote is explained in a very interesting and almost depressing manor. If one knows nothing else, thinking is to exist. Even to doubt is to think, therefore to doubt is to think and to think is to exist. This is a rationalist view of human nature. We do not know why we are here, and there is no real purpose, but as long as you can doubt and ultimately think, you exist.