1623-1662. French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopher.
When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.
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If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world.
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Beauty is a harmonious relation between something in our nature and the quality of the object which delights us.
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All man's miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.
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Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.
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To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher.
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Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.
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Nothing is thoroughly approved but mediocrity. The majority has established this, and it fixes its fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way.
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Law, without force, is impotent.
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Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.
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