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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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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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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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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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All man's misfortune consists in this one thing, his inability to remain quietly in one room.
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