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Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)
French mathematician, physicist [more author details]
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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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Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
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Few men speak humbly of humility, chastely of chastity, skeptically of skepticism.
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I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.
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If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world.
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Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.
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Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
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One must know oneself, if this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
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Our notion of symmetry is derived from the human face. Hence, we demand symmetry horizontally and in breath only, not vertically nor in depth.
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People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others.
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Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.
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The eternal silence of these infinite spaces fills me with dread.
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The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.
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We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by those given to us by others.
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We know truth, not only by reason, but also by the heart.
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I have made this [letter] longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.
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Blaise Pascal, "Lettres provinciales", letter 16, 1657
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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Blaise Pascal, Pensees(II,72)

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