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Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Be still, and know that I am God — Psalm 46:10

Blaise Pascal, the famous philosopher and mathematician, had an interesting idea why people go to war and/or pursue various diversions which cause heartache and troubles — It’s because they can’t sit quietly alone in their rooms without regret.

“I have discovered that all the unhappiness of men arises from one single fact, that they cannot stay quietly in their own chamber…there is one very real reason, namely, the natural poverty of our feeble and mortal condition, so miserable that nothing can comfort us when we think of it closely.” — Pascal, Blaise (1623-1662). Pascal’s Pensées (p. 40). Public Domain Books. Kindle Edition.

Something to quietly think about.

— fritz

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William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury

There is a debate whether what we consider answers to prayer are merely coincidences.

Anglican Archbishop William Temple (1881-1944) had this observation:

“When I pray coincidences happen and when I don’t they don’t”

— fritz@langgang.com

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