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"I should be much more frightened of being wrong and finding out that the Christian religion was true than of not being wrong in believing it to be true."
Pensees, Table, p. 5

"Tyranny consists in the universal desire to dominate, beyond one's station."
Pensees, Wretchedness, p. 23

"All men are in search of happiness. ... However no one without faith, over so many years, has yet achieve that target which everyone constantly aims for. What does this greed and helplessness proclaim, except that there was once within us true happiness of which all that now remains is the outline and empty trace? Man tries unsuccessfully to fill this void with everything that surrounds him ... but all are incapable of it. The infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite, immutable objection, that is to say, God himself."
Pensees, The Sovereign Good, pp. 51-52

"According to the odds, you must...

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