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To have no time for philosophy is

“To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher.”

— Blaise Pascal

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Custom is our nature. What are our

“Custom is our nature. What are our natural principles but principles of custom?”

— Blaise Pascal

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Category: nature
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Our nature consists in motion; complete rest

“Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.”

— Blaise Pascal

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We like security: we like the pope

“We like security: we like the pope to be infallible in matters of faith, and grave doctors to be so in moral questions so that we can feel reassured.”

— Blaise Pascal

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Contradiction is not a sign of falsity,

“Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.”

— Blaise Pascal

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Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we

“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

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Noble deeds that are concealed are most

“Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.”

— Blaise Pascal

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When we are in love we seem

“When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.”

— Blaise Pascal

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The charm of fame is so great

“The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.”

— Blaise Pascal

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Justice and truth are too such subtle

“Justice and truth are too such subtle points that our tools are too blunt to touch them accurately.”

— Blaise Pascal

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Man is but a reed, the most

“Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.”

— Blaise Pascal

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Our soul is cast into a body,

“Our soul is cast into a body, where it finds number, time, dimension. Thereupon it reasons, and calls this nature necessity, and can believe nothing else.”

— Blaise Pascal

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Men despise religion. They hate it and

“Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.”

— Blaise Pascal

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Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty,

“Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.”

— Blaise Pascal

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Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we

“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

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