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...we cannot endure being despised, or not being esteemed by any soul; and all the happiness of men consists in this esteem. - Pensées


We have an incapacity of proof, insurmountable by Read more
Notwithstanding the sight of all our miseries Read more
All the principles of skeptics, stoics, atheists Read more
There is internal war in man between reason and Read more
logicians. It seems that their license must be Read more
This internal war of reason against the passions Read more
If we dreamt the same thing every night, it would Read more
This twofold nature of man is so evident that Read more
Scepticism.—Each thing here is partly true and p Read more
Man must not think that he is on a level either Read more
Contradiction is a bad sign of truth; several Read more
S’il se vante, je l’abaisse ; s’il s’aba Read more
The licentious tell men of orderly lives that Read more
I blame equally those who choose to praise man Read more
When all is equally agitated, nothing appears to Read more
It is good to be tired and wearied by the vain Read more
When we are too young, we do not judge well; so Read more
All these examples of wretchedness prove his Read more
We must relax our minds a little; but this opens Read more
Qu’est-ce donc que nous crie cette avidité et ce Read more
It is true that there must be inequality among Read more
In faith there is enough light for those who want Read more