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Blaise Pascal

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Biography : French mathematician, physicist, writer and philosopher.
Born: 1623 - Died: 1662
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: France
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.

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The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.
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The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.

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The weakness of human reason appears more evidently in those who know it not, than in those who know it.
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All our dignity consists, then, in thought. By it we must elevate ourselves, and not by space and time which we cannot fill.
Let us endeavour then to think well; this is the principle of morality.

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Justice without power is inefficient; power without justice is tyranny.
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Wisdom leads us back to childhood.
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Two extremes: to exclude reason, to admit reason only.
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To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher.
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To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher.




It is not permitted to the most equitable of men to be a judge in his own cause.
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We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.
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All good maxims are in the world. We only need to apply them.
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Two things teach man about his whole nature: instinct and experience.
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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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Put the world’s greatest philosopher on a plank that is wider than need be: if there is a precipice below, although his reason may convince him that he is safe, his imagination will prevail. Many could not even stand the thought of it without going pale and breaking into a sweat.
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The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be miserable. A tree does not know itself to be miserable.
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Cleopatra's nose: if it had been shorter the whole face of the earth would have been different.
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The least movement affects all nature; the entire sea changes because of a rock.
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The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.
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All man's misfortune consists in this one thing, his inability to remain quietly in one room.
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