Blaise Pascal Quotes

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The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts. -Blaise Pascal
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Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much -Blaise Pascal
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Human beings must be known to be loved but Divine beings must be loved to be known. -Blaise Pascal
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Our nature consists in motion complete rest is death. -Blaise Pascal
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All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. -Blaise Pascal
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In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't. -Blaise Pascal
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Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary. -Blaise Pascal
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Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere. -Blaise Pascal
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The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble. -Blaise Pascal
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Man's true nature being lost, everything becomes his nature as, his true good being lost, everything becomes his good. -Blaise Pascal
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Man's greatness lies in his power of thought. -Blaise Pascal
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Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it. -Blaise Pascal
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The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing. -Blaise Pascal
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All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room -Blaise Pascal
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If you gain, you gain all. If you lose, you lose nothing. Wager then, without hesitation, that He exists. -Blaise Pascal
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You always admire what you really don't understand. -Blaise Pascal
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Maybe he's only a little bit crazy, like painters, or composers, or some of those men in Washington. -Blaise Pascal
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Animals do not admire each other. A horse does not admire its companion. -Blaise Pascal
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Reason's last step is the recognition that there are an infinite number of things which are beyond it -Blaise Pascal
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Love has no age as it is always renewing itself. -Blaise Pascal
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We never, then, love a person, but only qualities -Blaise Pascal
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To find recreation in amusement is not happiness. -Blaise Pascal
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The heart has reasons that reason cannot know. -Blaise Pascal
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The heart has its reasons which reason knows not of. -Blaise Pascal
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Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself. -Blaise Pascal
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If ignorance were bliss, he'd be a blister -Blaise Pascal
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Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which is everything in this world. -Blaise Pascal
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Two extremes: to exclude reason, to admit reason only. -Blaise Pascal
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However vast a man's spiritual resources, he is capable of but one great passion -Blaise Pascal
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Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what he loves. -Blaise Pascal
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It is not only old and early impressions that deceive us; the charms of novelty have the same power. -Blaise Pascal
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Force rules the world, and not opinion; but opinion is that which makes use of force -Blaise Pascal
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The power of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doing -Blaise Pascal
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The property of power is to protect. -Blaise Pascal
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The sum of a man's problems come from his inability to be alone in a silent room. -Blaise Pascal
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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
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People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others. -Blaise Pascal
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We are all something, but none of us are everything. -Blaise Pascal
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Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master. When we disobey the latter we are punished, when we disobey the former we are fools. -Blaise Pascal
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Reason is the slow and torturous method by which those who do not know the truth discover it -Blaise Pascal
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A mere trifle consoles us for a mere trifle distresses us. -Blaise Pascal
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A trifle consoles us, for a trifle distresses us. -Blaise Pascal
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The power of man's virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doings. -Blaise Pascal
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Nothing gives us rest but the sincere search for truth -Blaise Pascal
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The only shame is to have none -Blaise Pascal
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If it is an extraordinary blindness to live without investigating what we are, it is a terrible one to live an evil life, while believing in God -Blaise Pascal
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The greatest single distinguishing feature of the omnipotence of God is that our imagination gets lost thinking about it. -Blaise Pascal
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