Pride takes such natural possession of us in the midst of our woes, errors, etc. We even lose our life with joy, provided people talk of it. - Pensées
Pensées The charm of fame is so great, that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.
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Pensées He who will know fully the vanity of man has only to consider the causes and effects of love.
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Man is obviously made to think. It is his whole Read more
Pensées If our condition were truly happy we should not need to divert ourselves from thinking about it.
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is it not to be happy to have a faculty of Read more
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The great and the humble have the same Read more