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L’homme n’est qu’un sujet plein d’erreur naturelle, et ineffaçable sans la grâce. Rien ne lui montre la vérité. Tout l’abuse. Ces deux principes de vérité, la raison et les sens, outre qu’ils manquent chacun de sincérité, s’abusent réciproquement l’un l’autre; les sens abusent la raison de fausses apparences, et cette même piperie qu’ils apportent à l’âme, ils la reçoivent d’elle à leur tour; elle s’en revanche. Les passions de l’âme les troublent et leur font des impressions fausses. Ils mentent et se trompent à l’envi. - Pensées


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