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Quotation by Blaise Pascal
Thus passes away all man's life. Men seek rest in a struggle against difficulties; and when they have conquered these, rest becomes insufferable. For we think either of the misfortunes we have or of those that threaten us.
Blaise Pascal (1623–1662), French scientist, philosopher. repr. Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago (1952). Pensées, no. 139 (1670), trans. J.M. Dent & Sons, London (1931).
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