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On finding Happiness: Augustine’s Panacea and Pascal’s Plug for the God Shaped Hole – Personal #1

February 4, 2010

Came across two fabulous quotes today on the path to happiness or enlightenment or whatever it is being called these days.

Also watched an amazing video online – worth the time, if you’d like to make it.

Nos fecisti ad te et inquietum est cor nostrum donec requiescat in te. “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”  – Saint Augustine

“What is it then, that this desire and this inability proclaim to us, but that there was once in man a true happiness of which there now remain to him only the mark and empty trace,which he in vain tries to fill from all his surroundings, seeking from things absent the help he does not obtain in things present? But these are all inadequate, because the infinite abyss can only be filled by an infinite and immutable object,
that is to say, only by God Himself.” -Blaise Pascal, The Penses

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