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French Mathematician, Philosopher and Physicist, 1623-1662
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A mere trifle consoles us for a mere trifle distresses us.
A trifle consoles us because a trifle distresses us.
All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room
All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
All of man's troubles,
All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling
All the principles of sceptics, stoics, atheists, etc., are true. But their conclusions are false, because the opposite principles are also true.
And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
Animals do not admire each other. A horse does not admire its companion.
Any unity which doesn't have its origin in the multitudes is tyranny.
Atheists ought to say what is perfectly evident; now it is not perfectly evident that the soul is material.
Beauty is a harmonious relation between something in our nature and the quality of the object which delights us.
Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.
Between us and heaven or hell there is only life, which is the frailest thing in the world.
Brave deeds are wasted when hidden
Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?
Christianity is strange. It bids man recognise that he is vile, even abominable, and bids him desire to be like God. Without such a counterpoise, this dignity would make him horribly vain, or this humiliation would make him terribly abject.
Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what he loves.
Console thyself, thou wouldst not seek Me, if thou hadst not found Me
Continued eloquence is wearisome
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