Blaise Pascal Quotes

The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing... view

By: Blaise Pascal

The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me... view

By: 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... view

By: Blaise Pascal

The gospel to me is simply irresistible... view

By: Blaise Pascal

The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy... view

By: 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... view

By: 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... view

By: Blaise Pascal

The knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him... view

By: Blaise Pascal

The last act is bloody, however pleasant all the rest of the play is: a little earth is thrown at last upon our head, and that is the end forever... view

By: Blaise Pascal

The last proceeding of reason is to recognize that there is an infinity of things which are beyond it. There is nothing so conformable to reason as this disavowal of reason... view

By: Blaise Pascal

The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble... view

By: Blaise Pascal

The only shame is to have none... view

By: Blaise Pascal

The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter... view

By: Blaise Pascal

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

By: Blaise Pascal

The self is hateful... view

By: 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... view

By: 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... view

By: Blaise Pascal

Our nature consists in motion.. view

By: 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... view

By: Blaise Pascal

Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care... view

By: Blaise Pascal

Nothing is as approved as mediocrity, the majority has established it and it fixes it fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way... view

By: Blaise Pascal

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

By: Blaise Pascal

Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth... view

By: Blaise Pascal

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

By: Blaise Pascal

Nothing fortifies scepticism more than the fact that there are some who are not sceptics.. view

By: Blaise Pascal

Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere... view

By: Blaise Pascal

People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others... view

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Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master.. view

By: Blaise Pascal

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

By: Blaise Pascal

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary... view

By: Blaise Pascal

Too much and too little wine. Give him none, he cannot find truth.. view

By: Blaise Pascal

We only consult the ear because the heart is wanting... view

By: Blaise Pascal

You always admire what you really don't understand... view

By: Blaise Pascal

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

By: Blaise Pascal

Men often take their imagination for their heart.. view

By: Blaise Pascal

We conceal it from ourselves in vain - we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man cannot possibly live for a moment without it... view

By: Blaise Pascal

We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart... view

By: Blaise Pascal

Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. Neither the offender nor the offended are any more themselves... view

By: Blaise Pascal

We never love a person, but only qualities... view

By: Blaise Pascal

Vanity is but the surface... view

By: Blaise Pascal

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

By: Blaise Pascal

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

By: Blaise Pascal