Monday, October 30, 2006

Good quote

This quote often seems to be misattributed. It's from Blaise Pascal's 16th Provincial Letter (here translated by Thomas M'Crie):
Reverend fathers, my letters were not wont either to be so prolix, or to follow so closely on one another. Want of time must plead my excuse for both of these faults. The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter.


Blogger penlay said...

Thanks for pointing this out. The Provincial Letters are an old favourite of mine, as evidenced by the fact that I refer to them from my oldest "post" ( to one of my newest ( Retirez-vous, péchés!

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