Blaise Pascal quote about lust from Pensées - Lust and force are the source of all our actions; lust causes voluntary actions, force involuntary ones.
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Lust and force are the source of all our actions; lust causes voluntary actions, force involuntary ones.
 Blaise Pascal, Pensées (1670). copy citation

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Author Blaise Pascal
Source Pensées
Topic lust force actions
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

“Have you never seen people who, in order to complain of the little fuss you make about them, parade before you the example of great men who esteem them? In answer I reply to them, "Show me the merit whereby you have charmed these persons, and I also will esteem you."
334 The reason of effects.—Lust and force are the source of all our actions; lust causes voluntary actions, force involuntary ones. 335 The reason of effects.—It is then true to say that all the world is under a delusion; for, although the opinions of the people are sound, they are not so as conceived by them, since they think the truth to be where it is not.” source

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