Monday, September 27, 2010

Pascal on Man's True Good

from Penses 148:

"God alone is man's true good, and since man abandoned him, it is a strange fact that nothing in nature has been found to take his place: stars, sky, earth, elements, plants, cabbages, leeks, animals, insects, calves, serpents, fever, war, plague, famine, vice, adultery. Since losing his true good, man is capable of seeing it in anything, even his own destruction, although it is so contrary at once to God, to reason, and to nature."

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