No one puts it as bluntly as Blaise Pascal in his Pensées:
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All men seek happiness. This is without exception. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this end.
If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; if thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not He that pondereth the heart consider it, and He that keepeth thy soul, doth not He know it? 173 more words