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Read through the most famous quotes from Blaise Pascal
I have only made this letter longer because I have not had the time to make it shorter." (Letter 16, 1657) ↗
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back ↗
Il n'est pas certain que tout soit incertain. (Translation: It is not certain that everything is uncertain.) ↗
#quip #risk #uncertainty #risk
found the same height of quicksilver. Between 1658 and 1659 he wrote on the cycloid and its use in calculating the volume of solids. The University of Waterloo Ontario Canada holds an annual math contest named in his honour.
In 1646 he and his sister Jacqueline identified with the religious movement within Catholicism known by its detractors as Jansenism. His father died in 1651. He built 20 of these machines (called pascal's calculator and later pascaline) in the following ten years.