[I feel] engulfed in the infinite immensity of spaces whereof I know nothing, and which know nothing of me. I am terrified. The eternal silence of these infinite spaces alarms me.
Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)
Source: Pensées. 1670.
Contributed by: Zaady
Reason's last step is the recognition that there are an infinite number of things which are beyond it.
The more intelligent one is, the more men of originality one finds. Ordinary people find no difference between men.
It is not permitted to the most equitable of men to be a judge in his own cause.
Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.
Justice without strength is powerless; strength without justice is tyrannical.
Unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just.
If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.
No soul of high estate can take pleasure in slander. It betrays a weakness.
He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright.
Source: Albert W. Daw Collection
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