"Mine, thine. 'This is my dog,' said
these poor children . . . There is the origin and image of universal
"Equality of possessions is no doubt right, but, as men could
not make might obey right, they have made right obey might."1b
"Of true justice. We no longer have any."1c*
"Either Jews or Christians must be wicked."1d
"Atheists should say things that are perfectly clear. Now it
is not perfectly clear that the soul is material."1e
"We are nothing but lies, duplicity, contradiction,
and we hide and disguise ourselves from ourselves."1f
"Even fewer people study man than mathematics."1g
"Jesus Christ for all, Moses for one people."1h
" . . . 'Either God is or he is not'. . . How
will you wager?"1i
Italics in the original.
1 Blaise Pascal
(1623-1662). Pensées (1670).
Translated with an Introduction by A.J. Krailsheimer. A.J.
Krailsheimer, 1966, 1995. London, UK: Penguin Books Ltd.
a Wretchedness, 64, at 18.
b Causes and Effects, 81, at 21.
c Causes and Effects, 86, at 23.
d Causes and Effects, 102, at 26.
e Beginning, 161, at 52.
f Human Nature, Style, Jesuits, etc., at 213.
g Human Nature, Style, Jesuits, etc., at 217.
h Make Religion Attractive, 221, at 71.
i The Wager, 418, at 122.