Blaise Pascal Quotes On God, Faith and Love

Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, philosopher, and Catholic author who lived from 19 June 1623 to 19 August 1662).

76 Blaise Pascal Quotes

Blaise Pascal Quotes
  1. “When one does not love too much, one does not love enough.”
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2. “Kind words don’t cost much. Yet they accomplish much.”

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3. “Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.”

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

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5. “To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher.”

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6. “Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.”

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7. “All of human unhappiness comes from one single thing: not knowing how to remain at rest in a room.”

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8. “Just as we harm the understanding, we harm the feelings also.”

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9. “In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.”

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10. “Man’s greatness comes from knowing he is wretched.”

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11. “We are usually convinced more easily by reasons we have found ourselves than by those which have occurred to others.”

12. “The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.”

13. “In difficult times carry something beautiful in your heart.”

14. “Those honor nature well, who teach that she can speak on everything.”

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15. “To understand is to forgive.”

16. “I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter.”

17. “It is man’s natural sickness to believe that he possesses the truth.”

18. “You always admire what you really don’t understand.”

19. “Little things comfort us because little things distress us.”

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20. “Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.”

21. “Happiness can be found neither in ourselves nor in external things, but in God and in ourselves as united to him.”

22. “Everything that is written merely to please the author is worthless.”

23. “The last function of reason is to recognize that there are an infinity of things which surpass it.”

24. “I would prefer an intelligent hell to a stupid paradise.”

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25. “Our nature lies in movement; complete calm is death.”

26. “We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by those given to us by others.”

27. Everything that is incomprehensible does not cease to exist.”

28. “Men seek rest in a struggle against difficulties; and when they have conquered these, rest becomes insufferable.”

29. “Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. Love still stands when all else has fallen.”

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30. “Those who have known God without knowing their own wretchedness have not glorified him but themselves.”

31. “Since we cannot know all there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.”

32. “All our reasoning comes down to surrendering to feeling.”

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

34. “We desire truth and find within ourselves only uncertainty.”

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35. “What reason for vanity in being plunged into impenetrable darkness?”

36. “Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.”

37. “By space the universe encompasses me and swallows me up like an atom; by thought I comprehend the world.”

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38. “Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.”

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

40. “Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness.”

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41. “Reason’s last step is the recognition that there are an infinite number of things which are beyond it.”

42. “Rivers are roads which move, and which carry us whither we desire to go.”

43. “Lust is the source of all our actions, and humanity.”

44. “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”

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45. “Kind words produce their images on men’s souls.”

46. “The eternal silence of these infinite spaces fills me with dread.”

47. “We know the truth, not only be the reason, but also be the heart.”

48. “Curiosity is only vanity. We usually only want to know something so that we can talk about it.”

49. “God instituted prayer to communicate to creatures the dignity of causality.”

50. “If you want people to think well of you, do not speak well of yourself.”

51. “Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for miseries and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries.”

52. “Words differently arranged have different meanings, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.”

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53. “I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.”

54. “Man is neither angel nor beast, and unhappily whoever wants to act the angel, acts the beast.”

55. “The two foundations; one inward, the other outward; grace, miracles; both supernatural.”

56. “The end point of rationality is to demonstrate the limits of rationality”

57. “Nature has made all her truths independent of one another. Our art makes one dependent on the other.”

58. “The last thing we discover in composing a work is what to put down first.”

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59. “If our condition were truly happy we should not need to divert ourselves from thinking about it.”

60. “We must keep our thought secret, and judge everything by it, while talking like the people.”

61. “The sole case of man’s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room”

62. “Please forgive the long letter; I didn’t have time to write a short one.”

63. “Wisdom leads us back to childhood. Except ye become as little children.”

64. “To make a man a saint, it must indeed be by grace; and whoever doubts this does not know what a saint is, or a man.”

65. “To ridicule philosophy is really to philosophize.”

66. “Evil is never done so thoroughly or so well as when it is done with a good conscience.”

67. “The eternal silence of these infinite spaces terrifies me”

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68. “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.”

69. “There is enough light for those who only desire to see, and enough obscurity for those who have a contrary disposition”

70. “We never do evil so fully and cheerfully as when we do it out of conscience.”

71. “There is some pleasure in being on board a ship battered by storms when one is certain of not perishing.”

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72. “Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much”

73. “We make an idol of truth itself, for truth apart from charity is not God, but his image and an idol that we must not love or worship.”

74. “The last thing one knows when writing a book is what to put first.”

75. “No man ever believes with a true and saving faith unless God incline his heart, and no man when God does incline his heart can refrain from believing.”

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