Blaise Pascal Quotes (50 quotations)

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

2. And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? - Blaise Pascal

3. By a peculiar prerogative, not only each individual is making daily advances in the sciences, and may makes advances in morality, but all mankind together are making a continual progress in proportion as the universe grows older; so that the whole human race, during the course of so many ages, may be considered as one man, who never ceases to live and learn. - Blaise Pascal

4. 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

5. Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves. - Blaise Pascal

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

7. Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason. - Blaise Pascal

8. Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts. - Blaise Pascal

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

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

11. For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinitely far from understanding either. The ends of things and their beginnings are impregnably concealed from him in an impenetrable secret. He is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness out of which he was drawn and the infinite in which he is engulfed. - Blaise Pascal

12. Had Cleopatra's nose been shorter, the whole face of the world would have been different. - Blaise Pascal

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

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

15. I have made this [letter] longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter. - Blaise Pascal

16. I have made this letter long because i have not the time to make it shorter. - Blaise Pascal

17. If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world. - Blaise Pascal

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

19. In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious. - Blaise Pascal

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

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

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

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

24. Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is. - Blaise Pascal

25. Let us weigh the gain and the loss, in wagering that God is. Consider these alternatives: if you win, you win all, if you lose you lose nothing. Do not hesitate, then, to wager that he is. - Blaise Pascal

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