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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9576
AUTHOR:Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)
QUOTATION:What a chimera, then, is man! what a novelty, what a monster, what a chaos, what a subject of contradiction, what a prodigy! A judge of all things, feeble worm of the earth, depositary of the truth, cloaca of uncertainty and error, the glory and the shame of the universe! 1
ATTRIBUTION:Thoughts. Chap. x. 1.
 
Note 1.
See Pope, Quotation 23. [back]
 

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