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Diversions to Death – Pascal

Blaise PascalHere’s a thought worth consideration from Pascal

The only thing that consoles us for our miseries is diversion, and yet this is the greatest of our miseries. For it is this which principally hinders us from reflecting upon ourselves, and which makes us insensibly ruin ourselves. Without this we should be in a state of weariness, and this weariness would spur us on to seek a more solid means of escaping from it. But diversion amuses us, and leads us, gradually and without ever adverting to it, to death.

  1. Deb
    February 13, 2007 at 11:15 am

    I’ve found that to be so true in my life. So very true…

    I just stumbled upon your blog and I’m glad I did. I’ll be back.

  2. February 13, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks for visiting Deb. I enjoyed your blog as well!

  3. Alcibiades
    March 1, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    And think of all the forms of diversion today, media in all of its varieties (movies, pop music, etc.) being chief among them.

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