Blaise Pascal quote about truth from Pensées - Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
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Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
 Blaise Pascal, Pensées (1670). copy citation

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Author Blaise Pascal
Source Pensées
Topic truth knowledge falsehood
Date 1670
Language English
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Note Translated by W. F. Trotter
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18269/18269-h/18269-h.htm

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“In order to know whether an opinion is a Father's … 862 All err the more dangerously, as they each follow a truth. Their fault is not in following a falsehood, but in not following another truth.
863 Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that unless we love the truth, we cannot know it. 864 If there is ever a time in which we must make profession of two opposite truths, it is when we are reproached for omitting one. Therefore the Jesuits and Jansenists are wrong in concealing them, but the Jansenists more so, for the Jesuits have better made profession of the two.” source
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