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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

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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French
Toute notre dignité consiste donc en la pensée. C’est de là qu’il faut nous relever et non de l’espace et de la durée, que nous ne saurions remplir. Travaillons donc à bien penser : voilà le principe de la morale.

German
Unsere ganze Würde besteht demnach in der Fähigkeit zu denken. Von da aus müssen wir gehen und nicht von Raum und Zeit, die wir doch niemals ausfüllen könnten. Arbeiten wir also daran, richtig zu denken: Das ist das Prinzip der Moral.




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




Quotes for: to think


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Quotes for: to think


A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.





He who thinks little, errs much.





Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.





I think, therefore I am.





For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.





Men should strive to think much and know little.











Quotes for: time


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Quotes about time:


In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.





Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.





Time is a great master; it regulates things well.





It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.





Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.





What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.











Quotes for: morality


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Quotes for: morality


We have need of morality only for want of love.





Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.





Give and take pleasure, without harming yourself or anyone else — that, I think, sums up morality.





Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and reverence, the more often and more steadily one reflects on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.





It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.





Among moral qualities, true virtue alone is sublime.











Quotes for: space


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Quotes about space:


There are moments in life when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence immeasurably increased.





Love is space and time measured by the heart.





The separation of history from geography rests upon the separation of time from space.





The infinitely smallest part of space is always a space, something endowed with continuity, not at all a mere point or the boundary between specified places in space.





Time, matter, space — all, it may be, are no more than a point.





The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.











Quotes for: Dignity


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Quotes for: Dignity


The dignity of mankind is in your hands; protect it!
It sinks with you! With you it will ascend.






The sum of behaviour is to retain a man's dignity without intruding upon the liberty of others.







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Blaise Pascal also said...


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.





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





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





Eloquence is a painting of thought.












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