08 February 2012

Some "Pascalian" Wisdom

"Why do you kill me"?  He lives on the other side of the water.  "Why do you kill me?  What!  do you not live on the other side of the water?  If you lived on this side, my friend, I should be an assassin, and it would be unjust to slay you in this manner.  But since you live on the other side, I am a hero, and it is just."

(Section V, Justice and the Reason of Effects, 291-293) Pascal's Pensées (Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662)

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