Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal

Born: June 19, 1623

Died: August 19, 1662

Nationality: French

Occupation: Philosopher

Biography: Blaise Pascal, was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen.

Source/Notes: In French: "Entre nous, et l'enfer ou le ciel, il n'y a que la vie entre deux, qui est la chose du monde la plus fragile." - Discours sur les passions de l'amour - Pensées (1669)

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Source/Notes: Variant: Faith declares what the senses do not see, but not the contrary of what they see. - Pensées (1669)
Source/Notes: Variant: Wisdom sends us to childhood. Nisi efficiamini sicut parvuli. - Pensées (1669)