Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)
Source: W. H. Auden and L. Kronenberger (eds.) The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.
Contributed by: Zaady
We are usually convinced more easily by reasons we have found ourselves than by those which have occurred to others.
Source: Pensées. 1670.
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.
We shall die alone.
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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