Quotation by Blaise Pascal

If the physicians had not their cassocks and their mules, if the doctors had not their square caps and their robes four times too wide, they would never had duped the world, which cannot resist so original an appearance.
Blaise Pascal (1623–1662), French scientist, philosopher. repr. Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago (1952). Pensées, no. 82 (1670), trans. J.M. Dent & Sons, London (1931).
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