Who is Blaise PascalBlaise Pascal ( pass-KAL, also UK: -KAHL, PASS-kəl, -kal, US: pahs-KAHL; French: [blɛz paskal]; 19 June 1623 – 19 August 1662) was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, philosopher, writer, and Catholic theologian.
He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen. Pascal's earliest mathematical work was on conic sections; he wrote a significant treatise on the subject of projective geometry at the age of 16. He later corresponded with Pierre de Fermat on probability theory, strongly influencing the development of modern economics and social science. In 1642, while still a teenager, he started some pioneering work on calculating machines (called Pascal's calculators and later Pascalines), establishing him as one of the first two inv...
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- All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
- The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.
- It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory.
- Chance gives rise to thoughts, and chance removes them no art can keep or acquire them.
- Imagination disposes of everything it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.
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