Blaise Pascal Quote

“Justice without force is impotent, force without justice is tyranny. Unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just.”

~ Blaise Pascal


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Me Again    10/20/05

Well put and it even has truth.

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This is true and it has always been evident that criminals are criminals even when wearing badges while committing crime. "The only thing worse than a criminal is a cop that is a criminal." -- G■l■k Zolt■n Leenderdt Franco Buday; 1996, Vancouver, BC Mayoral Debate.

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    Anonymous    10/20/05

    The most dangerous thing of all is to be right when the government is wrong.

    Joe, Rochester, MI

    Our tyrannical government is strong (think FBI, CIA, military, etc.), but it is also corrupt and often void of justice.

    Anonymous, chesapeake

    i dont really understand this quote but it seems to be really cool

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    anonymous    3/21/14

    Well, that may have been his view before 1662.

    But then, Blaise was a mathematician.

    What was he thinking?

    Mike, Norwalk

    The occupying statist theocracy infesting this land, by its strength, enforces anti-justice through its tyranny and calls it something other than a rose.

    Howard, Bangkok

    I think I understand what he is saying, but it is not well said. Force is always wrong except in self defense. If self defense is justice in his mind, then I agree.

    Ron w13, Or

    An observation of corrupted government, made strong. He was at odds with Catholic doctrines. As also the Jesuits. Siding with Gods grace and Lutheran doctrines of a sort. The Protestant Reformational movement. The French have their on way, but still came to our call.

    Ron w13, Or

    Howard force is what is needed to build a house. Also force is what, is needed to maintain the upkeep of said house ! Self defense,( self rescue ) is a process of life and continuance of the balance you create. Seeking after that which good is !
    This quote is a Proverb, a nut with two sides, written by a very astute observer of human nature. Looking at not only the physical, but the spiritual nature, that nature that encompasses us all ! Love worketh no ell to his neighbor.


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