"Thanks and thanks again to Him who offers to the man whom the sorrows of life have assaulted and left naked–offers to him the fig leaf of the Word with which he can cover his wretchedness." -Søren Kierkegaard

Pensées Quote

Posted in Good Quotes, Stuff I'm Reading by matt on Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Referencing the paradox of human nature Pascal says,

All is one, all is diverse. How many natures exist in man!

If he exalts himself, I will humble him. If he humbles himself, I exalt him. And I continue to contradict him until he comprehends that he is an incomprehensible monster.

There is no certainty, apart from faith, as to whether man was created by a good God, by an evil demon, or by chance, so depending on our origin, it is doubtful whether these principles given to us are true, or false, or uncertain.

So truth is neither our quarry nor within our grasp; that it does not reside on earth but is at home in heaven, in God’s bosom; and that we can know it only to the extent that it pleases him to reveal it. Let us then learn our true nature from the uncreated and incarnate Truth.

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