Blaise Pascal quote about danger from Pensées - We run carelessly to the precipice, after we have put something before us to prevent us seeing it.
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We run carelessly to the precipice, after we have put something before us to prevent us seeing it.
 Blaise Pascal, Pensées (1670). copy citation

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Author Blaise Pascal
Source Pensées
Topic danger seeing blinder
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

Context

“Those who have always good hope in the midst of misfortunes, and who are delighted with good luck, are suspected of being very pleased with the ill success of the affair, if they are not equally distressed by bad luck; and they are overjoyed to find these pretexts of hope, in order to show that they are concerned and to conceal by the joy which they feign to feel that which they have at seeing the failure of the matter. 183 We run carelessly to the precipice, after we have put something before us to prevent us seeing it. [Pg 52] SECTION III OF THE NECESSITY OF THE WAGER 184 A letter to incite to the search after God. And then to make people seek Him among the philosophers, sceptics, and dogmatists, who disquiet him who inquires of them.” source

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