One Line Gold or Why You Should Read Pascal

I have these ever growing piles of books to work my way when I get out of school in December, one theology, one of everything else. As I have just gotten some time back due to having taken the GRE last Friday, I started the book at the top of the “everything else” pile was “Human Happiness” by Blaise Pascal. I started reading and have come across some great one liners. Enjoy:

“Man’s Condition;Inconstancy, boredom, anxiety.”

“A trifle consoles us because a trifle upsets us.”

“What amazes me most is to see that everyone is not amazed at his own weakness.”

“Description of man; dependence, desiring for independence, needs.”

“wisdom leads us back to childhood, Except ye become as little children.

“Between us and heaven or hell there is only life half-way, the most fragile thing in the world.”

“We run heedlessly into the abyss after putting something in front of us to stop us seeing it.”

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