The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

"The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me" (French: Le silence éternel de ces espaces infinis m'effraie) is a dictum by French philosopher Blaise Pascal.

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"When I consider the short duration of my life, swallowed up in the eternity before and after, the small space which I fill, or even can see, engulfed in the infinite immensity of spaces whereof I know nothing, and which know nothing of me, I am terrified, and wonder that I am here rather than there, for there is no reason why here rather than there, or now rather than then. Who has set me here? By whose order and design have this place and time been destined for me? The eternal silence of these infinite spaces alarms me." — Memoria hospitis unius diei prætereuntis.

Dutch translation

De eeuwige stilte van die oneindige ruimte beangstigt mij

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