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Blaise Pascal

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Biography - Blaise Pascal:

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

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Cleopatra's nose: if it had been shorter the whole face of the earth would have been different.
Blaise Pascal - Pensées




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Le nez de Cléopâtre, s'il eût été plus court, toute la face de la terre aurait changé.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées

German
Wenn die Nase der Kleopatra kürzer gewesen wäre, hätte das Gesicht der Erde sich vollständig verwandelt.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées




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Quotes about earth:



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We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”
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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
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One can be a hero without ravaging the earth.”
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Earth laughs in flowers.”
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For all things come from earth, and all things end by becoming earth.”
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You must be very polite to the Earth
And to the sun”

Jacques Prévert
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Quotes for: randomness

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Like plants, most men have hidden properties that chance alone reveals.”
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Although men flatter themselves with their great actions, they are not so often the result of a great design as of chance.”
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It would seem that our actions have lucky or unlucky stars to which they owe a great part of the blame or praise which is given them.”
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Play is experimenting with chance.”
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No contingency anywhere in the universe; no indifference; no liberty. While we act, we are, at the same time, acted upon.”
David Hume
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All human acts involve more chance than decision.”
André Gide
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Blaise Pascal also said...


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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 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.”
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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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Eloquence is a painting of thought.”
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