”It is in vain, O men, that you seek within yourselves the remedy for your ills. All your light can only reach the knowledge that not in yourselves will you find truth or good. The philosophers have promised you that, and have been unable to do it. They neither know what is your true good, nor what is your true state. How could they have given remedies for your ills, when they did not even know them? Your chief maladies are pride, which takes you away from God, and lust, which binds you to earth; and they have done nothing else but cherish one or other of these diseases. If they gave you God as an end, it was only to administer to your pride; they made you think that you are by nature like Him, and conformed to Him. And those who saw the absurdity of this claim put you on another precipice, by making you understand that your nature was like that of the brutes, and led you to seek your good in the lusts which are shared by the animals. This is not the way to cure you of your unrighteousness, which these wise men never knew. I alone can make you understand who you are….”
- Blaise Pascal
This was quoted by Ravi Zacharias here. It led me to find my old second hand book by Pascal called Pensées, and flipping through it I found some incredible thoughts and perspectives. I highly recommend it. It's pretty much a book that reads like a blog. In my opinion, Pascal was an ancient blogger, putting his profound thoughts to paper.. He was also a brilliant mathematician. A true thinker..
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