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Blaise Pascal
Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.
Blaise Pascal
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Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.
Simone Weil
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There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience.
Jean Bruyere
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Blaise Pascal
Through space the universe encompasses and swallows me up like an atom; through thought I comprehend the world.
Blaise Pascal
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We must prefer real hell to an imaginary paradise.
Simone Weil
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Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author.
Jean Bruyere
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Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect.
Jean Bruyere
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Albert Camus
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
Albert Camus
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Charles De Montesquieu,
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be exerted on different occasions.
Charles De Montesquieu,
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Blaise Pascal
Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.
Blaise Pascal
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If we are suffering illness, poverty, or misfortune, we think we shall be satisfied on the day it ceases. But there too, we know it is false; so soon as one has got used to not suffering one wants something else.
Simone Weil
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Albert Camus
Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion.
Albert Camus
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Jean-Paul Sartre
One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one's death, one dies one's life.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Simone Weil
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Blaise Pascal
Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.
Blaise Pascal
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Albert Camus
Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
Albert Camus
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No idea can succeed except at the expense of sacrifice; no one ever escapes without enduring strain from the struggle of life.
Ernest Renan
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Albert Camus
Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence.
Albert Camus
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I would suggest that barbarism be considered as a permanent and universal human characteristic which becomes more or less pronounced according to the play of circumstances.
Simone Weil
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Blaise Pascal
Law, without force, is impotent.
Blaise Pascal
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Truth is the torch that gleams through the fog without dispelling it.
Claude Helvetius
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Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
Charles Peguy
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Albert Camus
At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things.
Albert Camus
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The poet knows himself only on the condition that things resound in him, and that in him, at a single awakening, they and he come forth together out of sleep.
Jacques Maritain
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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Albert Camus
Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic.
Albert Camus
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Blaise Pascal
Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.
Blaise Pascal
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Communism is in conflict with human nature.
Ernest Renan
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Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice.
Victor Cousin
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