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Blaise Pascal

1623-1662. French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopher.

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The highest order of mind is accused of folly, as well as the lowest. 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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It is superstitious to put one's hopes in formalities, but arrogant to refuse to submit to them.

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The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.

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We like to be deceived.

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Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; it is above, not against them.

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Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.

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It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason.

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Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.

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The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.

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Imagination decides everything.

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