If I believe in God and life after death and you do not, and if there is no God, we both lose when we die. However, if there is a God, you still lose and I gain everything.

— Blaise Pascal

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There are only three types of people;

those who have found God and serve him; those who have not found God and seek him, and those who live not seeking, or finding him. The first are rational and happy; the second unhappy and rational, and the third foolish and unhappy.

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Knowing God without knowing our own wretchedness makes for pride.

Knowing our own wretchedness without knowing God makes for despair. Knowing Jesus Christ strikes the balance because he shows us both God and our own wretchedness.

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There is a God-shaped vacuum in every heart.

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Blaise Pascal quote Kind words do not cost much. Yet they ac

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

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

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Don't try to add more years to your life. Better add more life to your years.

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

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Blaise Pascal quote All of our reasoning ends in surrender t

All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.

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Muhammad established a religion by putting his enemies to death;

Jesus Christ by commanding his followers to lay down their lives.

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

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Lord, help me to do great things as though they were little, since I do them with your power; And little things as though they were great, since I do them in your name!

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

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

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Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is.

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About Blaise Pascal

Quotes 731 sayings
Nationality French
Profession Mathematician
Birthday June 19, 1623

Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. Love still stands when all else has fallen.

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I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.

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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.

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You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend.

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Symmetry is what we see at a glance; based on the fact that there is no reason for any difference.

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Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.

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Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.

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The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.

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Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.

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What a chimera then is man. What a novelty! What a monster... what a contradiction, what a prodigy

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The two principles of truth, reason and senses, are not only both not genuine, but are engaged in mutual deception. The senses deceive reason through false appearances, and the senses are disturbed by passions, which produce false impressions.

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Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.

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It's not those who write the laws that have the greatest impact on society.

It's those who write the songs.

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Cold words freeze people, and hot words scorch them, and bitter words make them bitter, and wrathful words make them wrathful. Kind words also produce their own image on men's souls; and a beautiful image it is. They smooth, and quiet, and comfort the hearer.

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Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too;

this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves.

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Apart from Jesus Christ, we do not know what is our life, nor our death, nor God, nor ourselves.

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I bring you the gift of these four words: I believe in you.

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One-half of the ills of life come because men are unwilling to sit down quietly for thirty minutes to think through all the possible consequences of their acts.

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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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The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.

.. We know the truth not only by the reason, but by the heart." - Blaise Pascal

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Human life is thus only an endless illusion.

Men deceive and flatter each other. No one speaks of us in our presence as he does when we are gone. Society is based on mutual hypocrisy.

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

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We must learn our limits. We are all something but none of us are everything.

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

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We should seek the truth without hesitation;

and, if we refuse it, we show that we value the esteem of men more than the search for truth.

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The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.

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If God exists, not seeking God must be the gravest error imaginable.

If one decides to sincerely seek for God and doesn't find God, the lost effort is negligible in comparison to what is at risk in not seeking God in the first place.

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Not only do we know God by Jesus Christ alone, but we know ourselves only by Jesus Christ. We know life and death only through Jesus Christ. Apart from Jesus Christ, we do not know what is our life, nor our death, nor God, nor ourselves.

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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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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.

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

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We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction;

we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.

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Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.

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Chess is the gymnasium of the mind.

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I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world.

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Let man reawake and consider what he is compared with the reality of things;

regard himself lost in this remote corner of Nature; and from the tiny cell where he lodges, to wit the Universe, weigh at their true worth earth, kingdoms, towns, himself. What is a man face to face with infinity?

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

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