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Blaise Pascal Quotes and Sayings
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Human beings must be known to be loved;
but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
- Blaise Pascal

Related topics: Religion

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary,
great minds with the ordinary.
- Blaise Pascal

Imagination decides everything.
- Blaise Pascal

Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell,
but not the contrary of what they see.
It is above them and not contrary to them.
- Blaise Pascal

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Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.
- Blaise Pascal

In faith there is enough light for those who want to
believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.
- Blaise Pascal

Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty,
justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.
- Blaise Pascal


 

Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.
- Blaise Pascal

Justice and power must be brought together,
so that whatever is just may be powerful,
and whatever is powerful may be just.
- Blaise Pascal

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right
to kill me because he lives on the other side of a
river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine,
though I have not quarrelled with him?
- Blaise Pascal

Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without
any cause for weariness...
and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness,
the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball,
is sufficient enough to amuse him.
- Blaise Pascal

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully
as when they do it from religious conviction.
- Blaise Pascal

We never love a person, but only qualities.
- Blaise Pascal

Through space the universe encompasses and swallows me up like an atom;
through thought I comprehend the world.
- Blaise Pascal

Few friendships would survive if each one knew what
his friend says of him behind his back.
- Blaise Pascal

Men despise religion.
They hate it and are afraid it may be true.
- Blaise Pascal

Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established,
that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
- Blaise Pascal

The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched.
A tree does not know itself to be wretched.
- Blaise Pascal

Justice and truth are too such subtle points that our
tools are too blunt to touch them accurately.
- Blaise Pascal

Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature,
but he is a thinking reed.
- Blaise Pascal

It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason.
That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart,
not by the reason.
- Blaise Pascal

Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.
- Blaise Pascal

Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions;
desire causes our voluntary acts,
force our involuntary.
- Blaise Pascal

When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed;
for we expected to see an author,
and we find a person.
- Blaise Pascal

Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.
- Blaise Pascal

The finite is annihilated in the presence of the infinite,
and becomes a pure nothing.
So our spirit before God, so our justice before divine justice.
- Blaise Pascal

Words differently arranged have a different meaning,
and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
- Blaise Pascal

We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction;
we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
- Blaise Pascal

The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached,
even death.
- Blaise Pascal

To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher.
- Blaise Pascal

The self is hateful.
- Blaise Pascal

Little things console us because little things afflict us.
- Blaise Pascal

I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him,
there would not be four friends in the world.
- Blaise Pascal

I can well conceive a man without hands,
feet, head.
But I cannot conceive man without thought;
he would be a stone or a brute.
- Blaise Pascal

All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
- Blaise Pascal

There are some who speak well and write badly.
For the place and the audience warm them,
and draw from their minds more than they think of without that warmth.
- Blaise Pascal

Faith is different from proof; the latter is human,
the former is a Gift from God.
- Blaise Pascal

Nothing fortifies scepticism more than the fact that
there are some who are not sceptics;
if all were so,
they would be wrong.
- Blaise Pascal

A trifle consoles us, for a trifle distresses us.
- Blaise Pascal

I have made this letter longer than usual,
only because I have not had the time to make it shorter.
- Blaise Pascal

Our soul is cast into a body, where it finds number,
time, dimension.
Thereupon it reasons, and calls this nature necessity,
and can believe nothing else.
- Blaise Pascal

If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always
occupied with the past and the future.
- Blaise Pascal

Law, without force, is impotent.
- Blaise Pascal

When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different
from what we were before.
- Blaise Pascal

It is the fight alone that pleases us,
not the victory.
- Blaise Pascal

Contradiction is not a sign of falsity,
nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
- Blaise Pascal

It is good to be tired and wearied by the futile search after the true good,
that we may stretch out our arms to the Redeemer.
- Blaise Pascal

The sensitivity of men to small matters,
and their indifference to great ones,
indicates a strange inversion.
- Blaise Pascal

Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything,
we ought to know a little about everything.
- Blaise Pascal

Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
- Blaise Pascal

The knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him.
- Blaise Pascal

There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who
think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.
- Blaise Pascal

All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.
- Blaise Pascal

Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would
amount to another form of madness.
- Blaise Pascal

Too much and too little wine.
Give him none, he cannot find truth;
give him too much,
the same.
- Blaise Pascal

Atheism shows strength of mind, but only to a certain degree.
- Blaise Pascal

The supreme function of reason is to show man that
some things are beyond reason.
- Blaise Pascal

The immortality of the soul is a matter which is of
so great consequence to us and which touches us so
profoundly that we must have lost all feeling to be indifferent about it.
- Blaise Pascal

We run carelessly to the precipice, after we have put
something before us to prevent us seeing it.
- Blaise Pascal

Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.
- Blaise Pascal

Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth.
- Blaise Pascal

People are generally better persuaded by the reasons
which they have themselves discovered than by those
which have come in to the mind of others.
- Blaise Pascal

We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty,
driven from end to end.
- Blaise Pascal

Two things control men's nature, instinct and experience.
- Blaise Pascal

Chance gives rise to thoughts, and chance removes them;
no art can keep or acquire them.
- Blaise Pascal

Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not,
but not the contrary of what they see;
it is above,
not against them.
- Blaise Pascal

He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end,
may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright.
- Blaise Pascal

Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.
- Blaise Pascal

It is natural for the mind to believe and for the will to love;
so that,
for want of true objects, they must attach themselves to false.
- Blaise Pascal

If all men knew what others say of them,
there would not be four friends in the world.
- Blaise Pascal

The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men.
Ordinary persons find no difference between men.
- Blaise Pascal


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