Friday, March 19, 2010

From Blaise Pascal

Penses #45:

"Man is nothing but a subject full of natural error that cannot be eradicated except through grace. Nothing shows him the truth, everything deceives him. The two principles of truth, reason and senses, are not only both not genuine, but are engaged in mutual deception ... they both compete in lies and deception."

2 comments:

Cami said...

Prof, I haven't checked in in too long, but I decided to today - and here was a quote from Blaise Pascal, and I just love quotes from him. :) Good stuff! Hope you are doing well!

I.I. said...

Yes, I read his Penses about every 5 years. Fascinating mind, Pascal is one of my favorite all-time thinkers.