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Blaise Pascal

Quote of Blaise Pascal - All good maxims are in the...

Biography - Blaise Pascal:

French mathematician, physicist, writer and philosopher.
Born: 1623 - Died: 1662
17th century
Place of birth: France

All good maxims are in the world. We only need to apply them.



(French, German)

Toutes les bonnes maximes sont dans le monde ; on ne manque qu'à les appliquer.

Alle guten Maximen gibt es schon; man lässt es nur daran fehlen, sie anzuwenden.

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Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.

It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.

Of the experience I have of myself, I find enough to make me wise, if I were but a good scholar.

Everything clever has already been thought; we must only try to think it again.


Blaise Pascal also said...

The weakness of human reason appears more evidently in those who know it not, than in those who know it.

Wisdom leads us back to childhood.

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

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

The world is generally so restless, that men scarcely ever think of the present time, and the instant they are now actually living, but of those in which they are to live. So that we are always in a disposition to live in future, but never to live now.

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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