Blaise Pascal Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Blaise Pascal quotes and Blaise Pascal sayings, and Blaise Pascal proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"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."

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

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"Men blaspheme what they do not know."

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

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"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."

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"Justice and truth are too such subtle points that our tools are too blunt to touch them accurately."

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

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

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"The self is hateful."

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"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."

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"Custom is our nature. What are our natural principles but principles of custom?"

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"Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master; for in disobeying the one we are unfortunate, and in disobeying the other we are fools."

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"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."

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

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"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."

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"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."

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

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"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."

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"The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A tree does not know itself to be wretched."

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

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"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."

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"Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary."

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

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"Two things control men’s nature, instinct and experience."

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"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."

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

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"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."

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

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"Law, without force, is impotent."

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

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