the septenary (diapholom) wrote,
the septenary
diapholom

HaVoK fiNaL

Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel
-Voltaire (1694-1778), French philosopher, author. Letters on England, letter 18, "On the Pensées of Pascal" (1732), note to Pascal's aphorism no. 358 (numbered 52 by Voltaire): "(Wo)Man is neither angel nor brute, and the pity of it is that (s)he who wants to play the angel acts the brute."

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Genius, when young, is divine
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Had it not been for you, I should have remained what I was when we first met, a prejudiced, narrow-minded being, with contracted sympathies and false knowledge, wasting my life on obsolete trifles, and utterly insensible to the privilege of living in this wondrous age of change and progress
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It was not reason that besieged Troy; it was not reason that sent forth the Saracen from the desert to conquer the world; that inspired the crusades; that instituted the monastic orders; it was not reason that produced the Jesuits; above all, it was not reason that created the French Revolution. (Wo)Man is only great when (s)he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when (s)he appeals to the imagination
-Benjamin Disraeli (1804-81), English statesman, author
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