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The same meaning changes with the words which express it. Meanings receive their dignity from words instead of giving it to them. - Pensées


You are ungraceful: "Excuse me, pray." Without Read more
Certain authors, speaking of their works, say Read more
One must know oneself. If this does not serve to Read more
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Knowledge of physical science will not console me Read more
Since we cannot be universal and know all that is Read more
Nature has set us so well in the center, that if Read more
No one passes in the world as skilled in verse Read more
Let man then contemplate the whole of nature in Read more
There is a certain standard of grace and beauty Read more
For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in Read more
Excessive qualities are prejudicial to us and not Read more
'Quand on voit le style naturel, on est tout Read more
Since everything then is cause and effect Read more
Symmetry is what we see at a glance; based on the Read more
it is impossible that our rational part should Read more
Nature has made all her truths independent of one Read more
So if we are simply material, we can know nothing Read more
La dernière chose qu'on trouve en faisant un Read more