351. Those great spiritual efforts, which the soul sometimes assays, are things on which it does not lay hold. It only leaps to them, not as upon a throne, for ever, but merely for an instant.

Pascal

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371. When I was small, I hugged my book; and because it sometimes happened to me to... in believing I hugged it, I doubted....

- Pascal

Every one knows that the sight of cats or rats, the crushing of a coal, etc., may unhinge the reason. The tone of voice affects the wisest, and changes the force of a discourse or a poem.

-Pascal