From Blaise Pascal's Pensées

Yes, the same Pascal (1623-1662) infamous for his Wager, which is found in the same collection.
Just a few lines I enjoy.

"The Church is in an excellent state when it is sustained by God only."

"How useless is painting, which attracts admiration by the resemblance of things, the originals of which we do not admire!"

"In my present state, ignorant of what I am or of what I ought to do, I know neither my condition nor my duty. My heart inclines wholly to know where is the true good, in order to follow it; nothing would be too dear to me for eternity.
I envy those whom I see living in the faith with such carelessness and who make such a bad use of a gift of which it seems to me I would make such a different use."

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