Blaise Pascal Quotes

166 Blaise Pascal quotes:

"The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter."
"Vanity is but the surface."
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"Nothing is as approved as mediocrity, the majority has established it and it fixes it fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way."
"Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; it is above, not against them."
"Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists."
"Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth."
"Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth."
"The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble."
"Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything."
"We view things not only from different sides, but with different eyes; we have no wish to find them alike."
"If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world."
"The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory."
"Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere."
"I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world."
"We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart."
"We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end."
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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."
"The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men."
"Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts."
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"It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory."

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