P. 266, l. 33. We will be as the other nations.—I
 P. 268, l. 19. Vince in bono malum.—Romans xii, 21.
 P. 268, l. 26. Montalte.—See note on page 6, line 30, above.
 P. 269, l. 11. Probability.—The
doctrine in casuistry that of
two probable views, both reasonable, one may follow his own
inclinations, as a doubtful law cannot impose a certain
obligation. It was held by the Jesuits, the famous religious order
founded in 1534 by Ignatius Loyola. This section of the Pensees
is directed chiefly against them.
 P. 269, l. 22. Coacervabunt sibi magistros.—2 Tim. iv, 3.
 P. 270, l. 3. These.—The writers of Port-Royal.
 P. 270, l. 15. The Society.—The Society of Jesus.
 P. 271, l. 15. Digna necessitas.—Book of Wisdom xix, 4.
The figures refer to the numbers of the Pensees, and not to the pages.
took nothing for himself, 502;
from stones can come children unto, 777;
and Gideon, 821
Absolutions, without signs of regret, 903, 904
Act, the last, is tragic, 210
compared with Christ, 551;
his glorious state, 559;
forma futuri, 655
Advent, the time of the first, foretold, 756
influences judgment, 381;
the six ages, 654
Alexander, the example of his chastity, 103
Amusements, dangerous to the Christian life, 11
Animals, intelligence and instinct of, 340, 342
miracles of, foretold by Christ, 825;
will speak openly against God, 842;
miracles of, cannot lead into error, 845
Apocalyptics, extravagances of the, 650
hypothesis that they were deceivers, 571;
foresaw heresies, 578;
supposition that they were either deceived or deceivers, 801
Aquinas, Thomas, 61, 338
Arcesilaus, the sceptic, became a dogmatist, 375
Archimedes, greatness of, 792
Arians, where they go wrong, 861
Aristotle, and Plato, 331
Arius, miracles in his time, 831
Athanasius, St., 867
Atheism, shows a certain strength of mind, 225
who seek, to be pitied, 190;
ought to say what is perfectly evident, 221;
objections of, against the Resurrection and the Virgin
Birth, 222, 223;
objection of, 228
saw that we work for an uncertainty, 234;
on the submission of reason, 270;
on miracles, 811;
his authority, 868
Augustus, his saying about Herod’s son, 179
Authority, in belief, 260