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Blaise Pascal
Two things control men's nature, instinct and experience.
Blaise Pascal
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If Germany, thanks to Hitler and his successors, were to enslave the European nations and destroy most of the treasures of their past, future historians would certainly pronounce that she had civilized Europe.
Simone Weil
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Blaise Pascal
The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.
Blaise Pascal
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Blaise Pascal
Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.
Blaise Pascal
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Blaise Pascal
That we must love one God only is a thing so evident that it does not require miracles to prove it.
Blaise Pascal
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Blaise Pascal
People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others.
Blaise Pascal
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At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.
Jean Bruyere
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Out of difficulties grow miracles.
Jean Bruyere
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All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
Jean Bruyere
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We should keep silent about those in power; to speak well of them almost implies flattery; to speak ill of them while they are alive is dangerous, and when they are dead is cowardly.
Jean Bruyere
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A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as many masters as there are people who may be useful in bettering his position.
Jean Bruyere
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The giving is the hardest part; what does it cost to add a smile?
Jean Bruyere
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Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within.
Jean Bruyere
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Blaise Pascal
Men never do evil so fully and cheerfully as when we do it out of conscience.
Blaise Pascal
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Jean-Paul Sartre
Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Jean-Paul Sartre
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Jean-Paul Sartre
She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Jean-Paul Sartre
Existence precedes and rules essence.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Jean-Paul Sartre
It is only in our decisions that we are important.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Jean-Paul Sartre
Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Jean-Paul Sartre
We must act out passion before we can feel it.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Jean-Paul Sartre
Man is not the sum of what he has already, but rather the sum of what he does not yet have, of what he could have.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Jean-Paul Sartre
I hate victims who respect their executioners.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Jean-Paul Sartre
Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Jean-Paul Sartre
It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Jean-Paul Sartre
Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Jean-Paul Sartre
Being is. Being is in-itself. Being is what it is.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Jean-Paul Sartre
The existentialist says at once that man is anguish.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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Blaise Pascal
Too much and too little wine. Give him none, he cannot find truth; give him too much, the same.
Blaise Pascal
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Blaise Pascal
We like security: we like the pope to be infallible in matters of faith, and grave doctors to be so in moral questions so that we can feel reassured.
Blaise Pascal
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