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Quotation by Blaise Pascal
The vanity of the sciences. Physical science will not console me for the ignorance of morality in the time of affliction. But the science of ethics will always console me for the ignorance of the physical sciences.
Blaise Pascal (1623–1662), French mathematician, scientist, philosopher. Pensées, no. 23, p. 197, Selections, ed. R.H. Popkin, Macmillan, New York (1989).
Pensées are diverse writings and notes that Pascal left at the time of his death. They are the classic presentation of his ideas.
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