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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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Justice without power is inefficient; power without justice is tyranny.
Blaise Pascal - Pensées



Note  

Note




Source: Pensées

Wikisource - Œuvres complètes de Blaise Pascal (fr)




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
La justice sans la force est impuissante, la force sans la justice est tyrannique.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées

German
Die Gerechtigkeit ist ohnmächtig ohne die Macht; die Macht ist tyrannisch ohne die Gerechtigkeit.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées




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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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Eloquence is a painting of thought.”
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Wisdom leads us back to childhood.”
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