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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

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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Le plus grand philosophe du monde sur une planche plus large qu'il ne faut, s'il y a au dessous un précipice, quoique sa raison le convainque de sa sûreté, son imagination prévaudra. Plusieurs n'en sauraient soutenir la pensée sans pâlir et suer.




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For there was never yet philosopher
That could endure the toothache patiently.





Quotes for: philosopher


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Quotes for: philosopher


Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.





Clarity is the good faith of philosophers.





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The beard does not make the philosopher.
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Be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.





The philosopher should never forget that he is cultivating an art and not a science.











Quotes for: imagination


Quotes

Quotes for: imagination


Imagination is more important than knowledge.





Man, too, has wings, he has imagination.





Nothing is more fearful than imagination without taste.





Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?





Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.





All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.











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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.





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





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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