Mrs. Moakes (pete_is_god) wrote in parterre,
Mrs. Moakes
pete_is_god
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hey everybody :)
glad to see so many people joined, now lets hope everyone posts alot ;)
i decided to psot some of my favourtie pascal quotes as a start :

We are usually convinced more easily by reasons we have found ourselves than by those which have occurred to others.
Pensées (1670)

Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.
Pensées (1670)

Our nature consists in movement; absolute rest is death.
Pensées (1670)



Man is full of desires: he loves only those who can satisfy them all. "This man is a good mathematician," someone will say. But I have no concern for mathematics; he would take me for a proposition. "That one is a good soldier." He would take me for a besieged town. I need, that is to say, a decent man who can accommodate himself to all my desires in a general sort of way.
Quoted in W H Auden and L Kronenberger, The Viking Book of Aphorisms (New York 1966).

We do not worry about being respected in towns through which we pass. But if we are going to remain in one for a certain time, we do worry. How long does this time have to be?
Quoted in W H Auden and L Kronenberger, The Viking Book of Aphorisms (New York 1966).

Perfect clarity would profit the intellect but damage the will.
Quoted in W H Auden and L Kronenberger, The Viking Book of Aphorisms (New York 1966).

To deny, to believe, and to doubt well are to a man as the race is to a horse.
Quoted in W H Auden and L Kronenberger, The Viking Book of Aphorisms (New York 1966).

We arrive at truth, not by reason only, but also by the heart.
Pensées (1670)

When the passions become masters, they are vices.
Pensées (1670)

ok, i'll leave it to that, nore later maybe :)
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