Blaise Pascal


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  • ''We never love a person, but only qualities.''
    Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. repr. Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago (1952). Pensées, no. 323 (1670), trans. J.M. Dent & Sons, London (1931).
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  • ''Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. Neither the offender nor the offended are any more themselves.''
    Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. repr. Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago (1952). Pensées, no. 122 (1670), trans. J.M. Dent & Sons, London (1931).
  • ''Nothing fortifies scepticism more than the fact that there are some who are not sceptics; if all were so, they would be wrong.''
    Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. repr. Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago (1952). Pensées, no. 374 (1670), trans. J.M. Dent & Sons, London (1931).
  • ''If man made himself the first object of study, he would see how incapable he is of going further. How can a part know the whole?''
    Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. repr. Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago (1952). Pensées, no. 72 (1670), trans. J.M. Dent & Sons, London (1931).
  • ''Men despise religion; they hate it and fear it is true.''
    Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. repr. Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago (1952). Pensées, no. 187 (1670), trans. J.M. Dent & Sons, London (1931).
  • ''To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher.''
    Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. Pensées, no. 513, ed. Krailsheimer, no. 4, ed. Brunschvicg (1670).
  • ''It is superstitious to put one's hopes in formalities, but arrogant to refuse to submit to them.''
    Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. Pensées, no. 364, ed. Krailsheimer; no. 249, ed. Brunschvicg.
  • ''Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; it is above, not against them.''
    Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. Pensées (1670), no. 185, ed. Krailsheimer; no. 265, ed. Brunschvicg.
  • ''The immortality of the soul is a matter which is of so great consequence to us and which touches us so profoundly that we must have lost all feeling to be indifferent about it.''
    Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. repr. Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago (1952). Pensées, no. 194 (1670), trans. J.M. Dent & Sons, London (1931).
  • ''I set it down as a fact that if all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world.''
    Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. repr. Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago (1952). Pensées, no. 101 (1670), trans. J.M. Dent & Sons, London (1931).

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