Saturday, June 19, 2010

Meandering so . . .

Today is the birthday of Blaise Pascal (June 19, 1623 – August 19, 1662), mathematician, physicist and philosopher.

"People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive." - Blaise Pascal

"The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know. We feel it in a thousand things." - Blaise Pascal

"People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come in to the mind of others." - Blaise Pascal

"If we look at our work immediately after completing it, we are still too involved; if too long afterwards, we cannot pick up the thread again." - Blaise Pascal

"Man is so made that if he is told often enough that he is a fool he believes it." - Blaise Pascal

"Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back." - Blaise Pascal

"If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future." - Blaise Pascal

"Man's greatness lies in his power of thought." - Blaise Pascal

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