Quotes by Blaise Pascal

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Men never do evil so thoroughly and cheerfully as when they do it for conscience sake.
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 belief  

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Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?
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 patriotism  war  

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Vanity is so secure in the heart of man that everyone wants to be admired: even I who write this, and you who read this.
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 vanity  

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Rivers are roads which move, and which carry us whither we desire to go.
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 water  rivers  

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Curiosity is only vanity. Most frequently we wish not to know, but to talk. We would not take a sea voyage for the sole pleasure of seeing without hope of ever telling.
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 curiosity  

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The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter.
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 brevity  

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Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness... and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him.
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 sports  

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All man's troubles come from not knowing how to sit still in one room.
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 boredom  idleness  

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The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.
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 integrity  

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