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Blaise Pascal

Quote of Blaise Pascal - Man is but a reed, the...


Biography - Blaise Pascal:

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

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



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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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Translation

Translation

(German, French, Italian)



German
Der Mensch ist nur ein Schilfrohr, das schwächste der Natur, aber er ist ein denkendes Schilfrohr.

French
L'homme n'est qu'un roseau, le plus faible de la nature; mais c'est un roseau pensant.

Italian
L'uomo è solo una canna, la più fragile della natura; ma è una canna che pensa.




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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.

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.


The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be miserable. A tree does not know itself to be miserable.




Quotes for: nature


Quotes

Quotes about nature:


Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.





Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.





Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.





Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.





Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.





Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.











Quotes for: to think


Quotes

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: weakness


Quotes

Quotes about weakness:


No man is weak by choice.





What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.





Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.





What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.





The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.





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











Quotes for: Man


Quotes

Quotes about man, all human beings:


No man is weak by choice.





Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.





Man is the future of man.





We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
  





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.





I am human, and I think that nothing of that which is human is alien to me.











Quotes

Blaise Pascal also said...


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.





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.






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





Eloquence is a painting of thought.












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