Quotation by Blaise Pascal

Which is the more believable of the two, Moses or China?
Blaise Pascal (1623–1662), French philosopher. Pensées, No. 822, in Oeuvres Complètes, ed. and with notes by Louis Lafuma, New York, Macmillan (1963).

The story of how Chinese thought was received in the history of European ideas has yet to be fully appreciated. Pascal and his contemporaries saw China as the home of a possible rival thought system.
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