Fourteenth Tuesday Quotables

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Written on 2007-08-21 12:50:18

"Our life consists partly in folly, partly in good sense; whoever writes on it only in a staid fashion and with measure, leaves more than half of himself behind." - Montaigne, Essays

"Every strong and pure being feels he is something else than merely man and refuses, naively fearing it, to recognize himself one of an infinite number of copies of the species or of a type which repeats itself." - Paul Valery, Varietes

"Cas de contredictoires vrais: Dieu existe, Dieu n'existe pas. Je suis tout a fait sure qu' il y un Dieu, en ce sens que je suis tout a fait sure que mon amour n'est pas illusion. Je suis tout a fait sure qu'il n'y a pas de Dieu, en ce sens que je suis tout a fait sure que rien de reel ne ressemble a ce que je peux concevoir quand je prononce ce nom. Mais cela que je ne peux concevoir n'est pas une illusion." - Simone Weil, Unattainable Earth p. 117

"Denying, believing, and doubting completely are to man what running is to a horse." - Pascal, Pensees
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