To deny, to believe, and to doubt well are to a man as the race is to a horse.
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
Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.
We shall die alone.
Source: Pensées. 1670.
Beauty is a harmonious relation between something in our nature and the quality of the object which delights us.
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?
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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