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'Quand on voit le style naturel, on est tout étonné et ravi, car on s'attendait de voir un auteur, et on trouve un homme. Au lieu que ceux qui ont le goût bon, et qui, en voyant un livre, croient trouver un homme, sont tout surpris de trouver un auteur: plus poetice quam humaine locutus est. Ceux-là honorent bien la nature, qui lui apprennent qu'elle peut parler de tout, et même de théologie. - Pensées


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