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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

Justice without power is inefficient; power without justice is tyranny.



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French
La justice sans la force est impuissante, la force sans la justice est tyrannique.

German
Die Gerechtigkeit ist ohnmächtig ohne die Macht; die Macht ist tyrannisch ohne die Gerechtigkeit.




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Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.

Competence without authority is as powerless as authority without competence.




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Consciousness of our powers augments them.
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I dare to believe that inner joy has some secret power to win the favour of fortune.
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There are two ways of contesting, the one by the law, the other by force; the first method is proper to men, the second to beasts.
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Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
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I nothing had, and yet enough for youth -
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O, give me back my youth again!

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That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
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Quotes for: power


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Where love rules, there is no will to power and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
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They succeed, because they think they can.
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Knowledge is power.
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We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.
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The fundamental concept in social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics.
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He who can, does. He who can't, teaches.
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Quotes for: Justice


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Quotes about Justice:


Where all is well, there is no such thing as injustice. Justice and goodness are inseparable.
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Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.
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There is no justice in putting strength on a level above wisdom.
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Justice seeks no reward.
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In affairs of state the principles and the foundations must be truth and justice.
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If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.
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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 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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Eloquence is a painting of thought.
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