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Type: Mathematician
Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 19/06/1623
Date of Death: 19/08/1662


 

Blaise Pascal Quotes > We know the truth, not only...

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We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.
Blaise Pascal
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