Pensées by Blaise Pascal

By Blaise Pascal

This eloquent and philosophically astute translation is the 1st whole English translation in accordance with the Sellier version of Pascal's manuscript, extensively authorised because the manuscript that's closest to the model Pascal left in the back of on his loss of life in 1662. a short background of the textual content, a decide on bibliography of fundamental and secondary assets, a chronology of Pascal’s existence and works, concordances among the Sellier and Lafuma versions of the unique, and an index are supplied.

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53 Montaigne, Essays I, chap. 42: 'We praise a horse because it is vigorous and skilled ... 5Z not for its harness .... Why do we not likewise esteem a man by what is his own? He has The Project ofJune 1658 27 Cause of the effects SI24/L90 Gradations. Ordinary people honor persons of high birth. Semi-clever ones despise them, saying that birth is not a privilege of the person, but of chance. Clever ones honor them, not for the same reason as ordinary people, but for a deeper reason in back. Devout ones, who have more zeal than knowledge, despise them, in spite of the reason that makes the clever honor them, because they judge them by a new light that piety gives them.

See also Montaigne, Essays II, chap. , p. ) 40 Pensees through, should be that they sought only a violent and vigorous occupation that turned them away from thinking about themselves, and therefore chose an alluring object to charm and strongly attract them. This would leave their opponents without a reply. But they do not reply in this way because they do not know themselves. They do not know that it is the hunt and not the kill that they seek. They imagine that, if they reached their goal, they would then enjoy resting and would not feel the insatiable nature of cupidity.

Our magistrates have well understood this mystery. Their red robes, the ermine in which they wrap themselves like furry cats, the palaces in which they administer justice, the fleurs-de-lis, and all such stately apparatus were truly necessary. If physicians did not have gowns and slippers, if learned doctors did not have square caps and robes four times too large, they would never have duped the world, which cannot resist so original a display. If they possessed true justice, and if physicians possessed the true art of healing, they would have no need of square caps.

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