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Blaise Pascal Quotes and Sayings

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Imagination decides everything.
- Blaise Pascal

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.
- 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

All human evil comes from a single cause,
man's inability to sit still in a room.
- Blaise Pascal

We like security: we like the pope to be infallible in matters of faith,
and grave doctors to be so in moral questions so that we can feel reassured.
- Blaise Pascal

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

Happiness is neither without us nor within us.
It is in God, both without us and within us.
- Blaise Pascal

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

Between us and heaven or hell there is only life,
which is the frailest thing in the world.
- Blaise Pascal

If man made himself the first object of study,
he would see how incapable he is of going further.
How can a part know the whole?
- Blaise Pascal

I have discovered that all human evil comes from this,
man's being unable to sit still in a room.
- 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

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

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

People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered
themselves than by those found by others.
- Blaise Pascal

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

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

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

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

The self is hateful.
- Blaise Pascal

There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every
man which cannot be filled by any created thing,
but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
- Blaise Pascal

That we must love one God only is a thing so evident
that it does not require miracles to prove it.
- Blaise Pascal

Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself.
- 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

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

As men are not able to fight against death,
misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads,
in order to be happy, not to think of them at all.
- Blaise Pascal

You always admire what you really don't understand.
- Blaise Pascal

Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well,
and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them.
- 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

If you gain, you gain all.
If you lose, you lose nothing.
Wager then, without hesitation, that He exists.
- Blaise Pascal

Law, without force, is impotent.
- Blaise Pascal

Concupiscence and force are the source of all our actions;
concupiscence causes voluntary actions,
force involuntary ones.
- Blaise Pascal

Man's true nature being lost, everything becomes his nature;
as,
his true good being lost, everything becomes his good.
- Blaise Pascal

One must know oneself.
If this does not serve to discover truth,
it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
- Blaise Pascal

We view things not only from different sides,
but with different eyes; we have no wish to find them alike.
- Blaise Pascal

The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured
by his special exertions,
but by his habitual acts.
- Blaise Pascal

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

If our condition were truly happy, we would not seek
diversion from it in order to make ourselves happy.
- 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

It is not good to be too free.
It is not good to have everything one wants.
- Blaise Pascal

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

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

Men often take their imagination for their heart;
and they believe they are converted as soon as they
think of being converted.
- 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

Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride
and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.
- Blaise Pascal

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

The weather and my mood have little connection.
I have my foggy and my fine days within me;
my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter.
- Blaise Pascal

Continuous eloquence wearies.
Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated.
Continuity in everything is unpleasant.
Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm.
- Blaise Pascal

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

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

Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.
- Blaise Pascal

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

The only shame is to have none.
- Blaise Pascal

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

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

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

The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures,
and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures,
cause inconstancy.
- Blaise Pascal


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