Blaise Pascal Quotes

166 Blaise Pascal quotes:

"Evil is easy, and has infinite forms."
"The vanity of the sciences. Physical science will not console me for the ignorance of morality in the time of affliction. But the science of ethics will always console me for the ignorance of the physical sciences."
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"Imagination cannot make fools wise; but she can make them happy, to the envy of reason, who can only make her friends miserable"
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"When I consider the short duration of my life, swallowed up in the eternity before and after, the little space I fill, and even can see, engulfed in the infinite immensity of space of which I am ignorant, and which knows me not, I am frightened, and am astonished at being here rather than there, why now rather than then?"
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"Brave deeds are wasted when hidden"
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"Weariness.Nothing is so insufferable to man as to be completely at rest, without passions, without business, without diversion, without study. He then feels his nothingness, his forlornness, his insufficiency, his dependence, his weakness, his emptin"
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"What a chimera then is man! What a novelty! What a monster, what a chaos, what a contradiction, what a prodigy! Judge of all things, feeble earthworm, depository of truth, a sink of uncertainty and error, the glory and the shame of the universe"
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"Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God."
"Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other."
"Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it."
"We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves."
"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."
"The heart has reasons that reason cannot know."
"Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much."
"Man finds nothing so intolerable as to be in a state of complete rest, without passions, without occupation, without diversion, without effort. Then he feels his nullity, loneliness, inadequacy, dependence, helplessness, emptiness."
"Men never do evil so fully and cheerfully as when we do it out of conscience."
"Two things control men's nature, instinct and experience."
"We like to be deceived."
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"Beauty is a harmonious relation between something in our nature and the quality of the object which delights us."
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"The highest order of mind is accused of folly, as well as the lowest. Nothing is thoroughly approved but mediocrity. The majority has established this, and it fixes its fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way."
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