Blaise Pascal Quotes

166 Blaise Pascal quotes:

"In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious."
"If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future."
"Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness."
"Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason."
"It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants."
"The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me."
"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."
"It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason."
"The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason."
"If man made himself the first object of study, he would see how incapable he is of going further. How can a part know the whole?"
"Men often take their imagination for their heart; and they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted."
"Custom is our nature. What are our natural principles but principles of custom?"
"Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself."
"Imagination decides everything."
"He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright."
"We never love a person, but only qualities."
"The only shame is to have none."
"Little things console us because little things afflict us."
"We run carelessly to the precipice, after we have put something before us to prevent us seeing it."
"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."

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