Thursday, July 11, 2013


Our man on the ledge posts a Blaise Pascal quote on how the past and future mess with our present.  Jeff also pointed to Project Gutenberg's e-publication of Pascal's Pensees, where I  happily spent a half hour of my present pondering the differences between the 17th and 21st centuries.  I stopped reading when I came to this:

"In writing down my thought, it sometimes escapes me; but this makes me remember my weakness, that I constantly forget. This is as instructive to me as my forgotten thought; for I strive only to know my nothingness."

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