Daily Quotes 11/23


“… there was formerly in man a true happiness,
of which there remains to him now only a mark,
a trace wholly void, which he vainly tries to fill
with all that surrounds him, seeking
from things absent the succor which he cannot obtain
from things present, but which are incapable of it,
because this infinite abyss cannot be filled
but by an infinite and immutable object,
that is, but by God himself.”

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French mathematician, physicist, religious philosopher. The Thoughts, Letters, and Opuscules of Blaise Pascal, p. 246-7.