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Dr. King quotes Pascal's "Pensees" in this excerpt that focuses on man's greatness.

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[Inserted text in margin: Man] "The greatness of man," declares Pascal, "is so evident that it is even proved by his wretchedness. For what in animals is called nature we call wretchedness in man; by which we recongnize that, his nature now being like that of animals, he has fallen from a better nature which once was his. For who is unhappy at not being a king except a deposed King?...Who is unhappy at having only an one eye? Probably no man ever ventured to mourn at not having three eyes. But any one is inconsolable at having none." Pascal, Pensees, part. 409
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