Authors - Blaise Pascal

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Blaise Pascal (19 June 1623 - 19 August 1662), was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen. Pascal's earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he made important contributions to the study of fluids, and clarified the concepts of pressure and vacuum by generalizing the work of Evangelista Torricelli. Pascal also wrote in defense of the scientific method. - Wikipedia

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Quote 677by Anonymous on 06/01/2011

To ridicule philosophy is really to philosophize.
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    Quote 1640by Anonymous on 15/01/2011

    Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.
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      Quote 1876by Anonymous on 18/01/2011

      Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves.
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        Quote 2045by Anonymous on 21/01/2011

        Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?
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          Quote 2619by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

          I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world.
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            Quote 2837by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

            Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
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              Quote 2876by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

              Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
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                Quote 3611by Anonymous on 07/02/2011

                I made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it short.
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                  Quote 3688by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                  The heart has its reasons, of which the mind knows nothing.
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                    Quote 3879by Anonymous on 11/02/2011

                    Man's nature is not always to advance; it has its advances and retreats.
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                      Quote 4095by Anonymous on 14/02/2011

                      Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell, but not the contrary of what they see. It is above them and not contrary to them.
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                        Quote 4102by Anonymous on 14/02/2011

                        The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.
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                          Quote 6399by Anonymous on 19/09/2011

                          Life is a struggle, but not a warfare.
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                            Quote 7075by Anonymous on 19/10/2011

                            I have made this [letter] longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.
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                              Quote 7184by Anonymous on 27/10/2011

                              Man is to himself the most wonderful object in nature; for he cannot conceive what the body is, still less what the mind is, and least of all how a body should be united to a mind. This is the consummation of his difficulties, and yet it is his very being.
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                                Quote 8273by Anonymous on 02/05/2012

                                Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us.
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                                  Quote 8749by Anonymous on 25/05/2012

                                  Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.
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                                    Quote 9406by Anonymous on 28/07/2012

                                    In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.
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                                      Quote 9969by Anonymous on 06/09/2012

                                      People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others.
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                                        Quote 10285by Anonymous on 26/09/2012

                                        Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.
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                                          Quote 10677by Anonymous on 18/10/2012

                                          Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.
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                                            Quote 10685by Anonymous on 18/10/2012

                                            Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
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                                              Quote 10804by Anonymous on 30/10/2012

                                              Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
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                                                Quote 11003by Anonymous on 15/11/2012

                                                Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.
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                                                  Quote 11533by Anonymous on 08/01/2013

                                                  Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
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                                                    Quote 12283by Anonymous on 23/03/2013

                                                    Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness... and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him.
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                                                      Quote 13309by Anonymous on 05/07/2013

                                                      If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world.
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                                                        Quote 13703by Anonymous on 24/08/2013

                                                        The eternal silence of these infinite spaces fills me with dread.
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