Cleopatra's nose, had it been shorter, the whole face of the world would have been changed.
Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)
Source: Pensées. 1670.
Contributed by: Zaady
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
Source: W. H. Auden and L. Kronenberger (eds.) The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.
We are usually convinced more easily by reasons we have found ourselves than by those which have occurred to others.
To deny, to believe, and to doubt well are to a man as the race is to a horse.
Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.
Let no one say that I have said nothing new . . . the arrangement of the subject is new. When we play tennis, we both play with the same ball, but one of us places it better.
Words differently arranged have a different meaning and meanings differently arranged have a different effect.
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