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...it is impossible that our rational part should be other than spiritual; and if any one maintain that we are simply corporeal, this would far more exclude us from the knowledge of things, there being nothing so inconceivable as to say that matter knows itself. It is impossible to imagine how it should know itself. - Pensées


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One says that the sovereign good consists in Read more
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For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in Read more
It is natural for the mind to believe, and for Read more
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Imagination.—This arrogant power, the enemy of r Read more
Nature has set us so well in the center, that if Read more
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Knowledge of physical science will not console me Read more
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You are ungraceful: "Excuse me, pray." Without Read more
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I always feel uncomfortable under such Read more
Our magistrates have known well this mystery Read more
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