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In the towns through which we pass we do not care to be esteemed; but when we are to remain some time in them, we do care. How long a time is neccessary for this? A time proportioned to our vain and pitiful duration.

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Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal (June 19, 1623, in Clermont-Ferrand, France - August 19, 1662, in Paris) was a French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a civil servant. Pascal's earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he made important contributions to the construction of mechanical calculators, the study of fluids, and clarified the concepts of pressure and vacuum by generalizing the work of Evangelista Torricelli. Pascal also wrote in defense of the scientific method.

Pascal was a mathematician of the first order. He helped create two major new areas of research. He wrote a significant treatise on the subject of projective geometry at the age of sixteen, and later corresponded with Pierre de Fermat on probability theory, strongly influencing the development of modern economics and social science. Following Galileo and Torricelli, in 1646 he refuted Aristotle's followers who insisted that nature abhors a vacuum. His results caused many disputes before being accepted.

You are remembered for the rules you break.
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Douglas MacArthur

If you're not famous, you might as well commit suicide.
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Unknown Research useless.

Many more people can face failure than success. Adversity may even ennoble a man by bringing out the best in him, while fame degrades all but the greatest to the state of conceited authority symbols or, at best, reduces them to benigh patrons of the fameless.
Just as the work of talend leads to fame, so does fame lead talent away from work.
...Success also stultifies by the adulation it creates. Through fame the person becomes a personage. ...The...
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Hans Selye

The greater they are, the smaller the number of people whose recognition means something to them.

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Hans Selye


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