Blaise Pascal quotes

 quotes - The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing. Share

“The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.”

— Blaise Pascal

 quotes - Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. Share

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

— Blaise Pascal

 quotes - The only shame is to have none. Share

“The only shame is to have none.”

— Blaise Pascal

 quotes - Two things control men's nature, instinct and experience. Share

“Two things control men's nature, instinct and experience.”

— Blaise Pascal

“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.”

— Blaise Pascal

“There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.”

— Blaise Pascal

“Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.”

— Blaise Pascal

“Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself.”

— Blaise Pascal

“All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.”

— Blaise Pascal

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

— Blaise Pascal

“Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.”

— Blaise Pascal

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

— Blaise Pascal

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

— Blaise Pascal

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

— Blaise Pascal

“When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.”

— Blaise Pascal

“There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.”

— Blaise Pascal

“Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness... and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him.”

— Blaise Pascal

“To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher.”

— Blaise Pascal

“If you gain, you gain all. If you lose, you lose nothing. Wager then, without hesitation, that He exists.”

— Blaise Pascal

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

— Blaise Pascal

“Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?”

— Blaise Pascal

“All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room.”

— Blaise Pascal

“All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.”

— Blaise Pascal

“Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.”

— Blaise Pascal

“Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.”

— Blaise Pascal

“Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. Neither the offender nor the offended are any more themselves.”

— Blaise Pascal

“Atheism shows strength of mind, but only to a certain degree.”

— Blaise Pascal

“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.”

— Blaise Pascal

“He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God's providence to lead him aright.”

— Blaise Pascal

“The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.”

— Blaise Pascal