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6/19/1623 - 8/19/1662
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If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.

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Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.

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Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness... and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him.

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The heart has reasons that reason cannot know.

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Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.

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The present is never our goal: the past and present are our means: the future alone is our goal. Thus, we never live but we hope to live; and always hoping to be happy, it is inevitable that we will never be so.

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If we let ourselves believe that man began with divine grace, that he forfeited this by sin, and that he can be redeemed only by divine grace through the crucified Christ, then we shall find peace of mind never granted to philosophers. He who cannot believe is cursed, for he reveals by his unbelief that God has not chosen to give him grace.

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When I consider the short duration of my life, swallowed up in the eternity before and after, the little space I fill, and even can see, engulfed in the infinite immensity of space of which I am ignorant, and which knows me not, I am frightened, and am astonished at being here rather than there, why now rather than then?

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It is superstitious to put one's hopes in formalities, but arrogant to refuse to submit to them.

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Mathematicians, who are only mathematicians, have exact minds, provided all things are explained to them by means of definitions and axioms; otherwise they are inaccurate and insufferable, for they are only right when the principles are quite clear

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All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.

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