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

  • Kindness


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

  • Evil


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

  • Potential


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

  • Gossip




People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found out by others.

  • Persuasion


Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.

  • Thought


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

  • Christianity


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

  • Experience


Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.

  • Evil


It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.

  • Freedom


Men never do evil so fully and cheerfully as when we do it out of conscience.

  • Conscience


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

  • Faith


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

  • Speeches


The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.

  • Effort


Beauty is a harmonious relation between something in our nature and the quality of the object which delights us.

  • Beauty


The war existing between the senses and reason.

  • Conflict


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

  • Philosophy


Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.

  • Contradiction


Habit is the second nature which destroys the first.

  • Habits


Law, without force, is impotent.

  • Law


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

  • Leadership


I have made this letter longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.

  • Letters


We never live, but we hope to live; and as we are always arranging to be happy, it must be that we never are so.

  • Life


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

  • Love


To go beyond the bounds of moderation is to outrage humanity.

  • Moderation


All man's miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.

  • Money


The sensitivity of men to small matters, and their indifference to great ones, indicates a strange inversion.

  • ones


Our soul is cast into a body, where it finds number, time, dimension. Thereupon it reasons, and calls this nature necessity, and can believe nothing else.

  • believe


The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter.


The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing: we know this in countless ways.

  • Heart



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Blaise Pascal quotes about heart

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The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing: we know this in countless ways.

  • Heart


We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.

  • heart


Men often take their imagination for their heart; and they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted.

  • being


The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.

  • valentines


There are two kinds of people one can call reasonable: those who serve God with all their heart because they know him, and those who seek him with all their heart because they do not know him.

  • god


The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.

  • heart


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Blaise Pascal quotes about reason

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We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.

  • heart


Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master; for in disobeying the one we are unfortunate, and in disobeying the other we are fools.

  • commands


The last proceeding of reason is to recognize that there is an infinity of things which are beyond it. There is nothing so conformable to reason as this disavowal of reason.

  • beyond


The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.

  • valentines


Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.

  • love


The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.

  • heart


All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.

  • reasoning


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Our soul is cast into a body, where it finds number, time, dimension. Thereupon it reasons, and calls this nature necessity, and can believe nothing else.

  • believe


The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.

  • valentines


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.

  • sports


People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others.

  • convinced


Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.

  • love


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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.

  • Evil


Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.

  • Evil


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

  • cheerfully


Truly it is an evil to be full of faults; but it is a still greater evil to be full of them and to be unwilling to recognize them, since that is to add the further fault of a voluntary illusion.

  • add


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

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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.

  • Faith


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

  • Faith


Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.

  • Faith


Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; it is above, not against them.

  • Faith


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.

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If you would have people speak well of you, then do not speak well of yourself.

  • Humility


We only consult the ear because the heart is wanting.

  • Listening


It is superstitious to put one's hopes in formalities, but arrogant to refuse to submit to them.

  • Ritual


If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future.

  • Thought




Chance gives rise to thoughts, and chance removes them; no art can keep or acquire them.

  • acquire


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

  • cheerfully


Animals do not admire each other. A horse does not admire its companion.

  • Admiration


What a strange vanity painting is; it attracts admiration by resembling the original, we do not admire.

  • Art


The gospel to me is simply irresistible.

  • Bible


We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.

  • Conflict


Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.

  • Enthusiasm


The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.

  • Fame


Ugly deeds are most estimable when hidden.

  • Goodness


Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which is everything in this world.

  • Imagination


Between us and heaven or hell there is only life, which is the frailest thing in the world.

  • Life


However vast a man's spiritual resources, he is capable of but one great passion.

  • Passion


To find recreation in amusement is not happiness.

  • Pleasure


The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.

  • Reading


Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.

  • Religion


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

  • Sin


The immortality of the soul is a matter which is of so great consequence to us and which touches us so profoundly that we must have lost all feeling to be indifferent about it.

  • consequence


Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.

  • anything


We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.

  • heart


We like to be deceived.

  • DeceptionLying


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

  • Faith


If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager then without hesitation, that He exists.

  • God


If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world.

  • Gossip


The property of power is to protect.

  • Power


He who does not know his way to the sea should take a river for his guide.

  • Rivers


The eternal silence of these infinite spaces fills me with dread.

  • Space


Man is obviously made for thinking. Therein lies all his dignity and his merit; and his whole duty is to think as he ought.

  • Thought


Those are weaklings who know the truth and uphold it as long as it suits their purpose, and then abandon it.

  • Truth


The finite is annihilated in the presence of the infinite, and becomes a pure nothing. So our spirit before God, so our justice before divine justice.

  • annihilated


Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master; for in disobeying the one we are unfortunate, and in disobeying the other we are fools.

  • commands


The last proceeding of reason is to recognize that there is an infinity of things which are beyond it. There is nothing so conformable to reason as this disavowal of reason.

  • beyond


Continuous eloquence wearies. Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated. Continuity in everything is unpleasant. Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm.

  • abandoned


It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory.

  • alone


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

  • able


Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.

  • center


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.

  • apologetics


On vanity: The nose of Cleopatra: if it had been shorter, the face of the earth would have changed.


If I had more time I would write a shorter letter.

  • Authors


The last thing we decide in writing a book is what to put first.

  • Authors


Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.

  • Faith


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.

  • Fame


The whole visible world is only an imperceptible atom in the ample bosom of nature. No idea approaches it.

  • Ideas


The more intelligent one is, the more men of originality one finds. Ordinary people find no difference between men.

  • Innovation


Nothing is as approved as mediocrity, the majority has established it and it fixes it fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way.

  • Mediocrity


It is right that what is just should be obeyed. It is necessary that what is strongest should be obeyed.

  • Obedience


Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care.

  • Passion


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

  • Religion


Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth.

  • Rest


Our nature consist in motion; complete rest is death.

  • Rest


When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed; for we expected to see an author, and we find a person.

  • Style


Curiosity is only vanity. Most frequently we wish not to know, but to talk. We would not take a sea voyage for the sole pleasure of seeing without hope of ever telling.

  • Vanity


Vanity is so secure in the heart of man that everyone wants to be admired : even I who write this, and you who read this.

  • Vanity


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.

  • change


Men often take their imagination for their heart; and they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted.

  • being


The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter.

  • connection


Custom is our nature. What are our natural principles but principles of custom?

  • custom


The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy.

  • absent


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

  • force


The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.

  • valentines


Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.

  • beauty


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

  • acts


Il n'est pas certain que tout soit incertain. (Translation: It is not certain that everything is uncertain.)

  • paradox


I do not admire a virtue like valour when it is pushed to excess, if I do not see at the same time the excess of the opposite virtue, as one does in Epaminondas, who displayed extreme valour and extreme benevolence. For otherwise it is not an ascent, but a fall. We do not display our greatness by placing ourselves at one extremity, but rather by being at both at the same time, and filling up the whole of the space between them.


I have made this letter a rather long one, only because I didn't have the leisure to make it shorter.

  • Authors


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.

  • Belief


If we let ourselves believe that man began with divine grace, that he forfeited this by sin, and that he can be redeemed only by divine grace through the crucified Christ, then we shall find peace of mind never granted to philosophers. He who cannot believe is cursed, for he reveals by his unbelief that God has not chosen to give him grace.

  • Belief


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.

  • Boredom


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.

  • Choice


On the occasions when I have pondered over men's various activities, the dangers and worries they are exposed to at court or at war, from which so many quarrels, passions, risky, often ill-conceived actions and so on are born, I have often said that man's unhappiness springs from one thing alone, his incapacity to stay quietly in one room. A man wealthy enough for life's needs would never leave home to go to sea or beseige some fortress if he knew how to stay at home and enjoy it...

  • Contentment


The last act is bloody, however fine the rest of the play. They throw earth over your head and it is finished forever.

  • Death


Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.

  • Desires


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.

  • Discovery


Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; it is above, not against them.

  • Faith


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.

  • Faith


Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature.

  • Habits


Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature; but he is a thinking reed. The entire universe need not arm itself to crush him. A vapour, a drop of water suffices to kill him. But, if the Universe were to crush him, man would still be more noble than that which killed him, because he knows that he dies and the advantage which the universe has over him; the universe knows nothing of this.

  • Mankind


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, imbecile worm of the earth; depositary of truth, a sink of uncertainty and error: the pride and refuse of the universe.

  • Mankind


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.

  • People


We like security: we like the pope to be infallible in matters of faith, and grave doctors to be so in moral questions so that we can feel reassured.

  • Perfection


The origins of disputes between philosophers is, that one class of them have undertaken to raise man by displaying his greatness, and the other to debase him by showing his miseries.

  • Philosophy


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.

  • Science


Man is only a reed, the weakest in nature; but he is a thinking reed. There is no need for the whole universe to take up arms to crush him: a vapor, a drop of water is enough to kill him. But even if the universe were to crush him, man would still be nobler than his slayer, because he knows that he is dying and the advantage the universe has over him. The universe knows nothing of this.

  • Thought


We think very little of time present; we anticipate the future, as being too slow, and with a view to hasten it onward, we recall the past to stay it as too swiftly gone. We are so thoughtless, that we thus wander through the hours which are not here, regardless only of the moment that is actually our own.

  • Time


The multitude which is not brought to act as a unity, is confusion. That unity which has not its origin in the multitude is tyranny.

  • Unity


Any unity which doesn't have its origin in the multitudes is tyranny.

  • Unity


The last act is bloody, however pleasant all the rest of the play is: a little earth is thrown at last upon our head, and that is the end forever.

  • act


If we must not act save on a certainty, we ought not to act on religion, for it is not certain. But how many things we do on an uncertainty, sea voyages, battles!

  • act


Nothing fortifies scepticism more than the fact that there are some who are not sceptics; if all were so, they would be wrong.

  • fact


As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all.

  • able


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?

  • first


There are two kinds of people one can call reasonable: those who serve God with all their heart because they know him, and those who seek him with all their heart because they do not know him.

  • god


Truly it is an evil to be full of faults; but it is a still greater evil to be full of them and to be unwilling to recognize them, since that is to add the further fault of a voluntary illusion.

  • add


Concupiscence and force are the source of all our actions; concupiscence causes voluntary actions, force involuntary ones.

  • actions


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?

  • patriotism


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.

  • sports


If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.

  • four


We view things not only from different sides, but with different eyes; we have no wish to find them alike.

  • alike


Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts.

  • eloquence


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.

  • action


The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.

  • eternal


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

  • intelligence


Too much and too little wine. Give him none, he cannot find truth; give him too much, the same.

  • little


People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others.

  • convinced


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

  • being


We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end.

  • drifting


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.

  • conceal


Vanity is but the surface.

  • surface


Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.

  • behind


Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.

  • love


The heart has arguments with which the logic of mind is not aquainted.


The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.

  • heart


All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.

  • humour


All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.

  • reasoning


The only shame is to have none.

  • shame



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When Blaise Pascal was born? Blaise Pascal was born on June 19, 1623.

Who is Blaise Pascal? Blaise Pascal biography. Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a civil servant. Pascal's earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he made important contributions to the construction of mechanical calculators, the study of fluids, and clarified the concepts of pressure and vacuum by generalizing the work of Evangelista Torricelli. Pascal also wrote in defense of the scientific method.Pascal was a mathematician of the first order. He helped create two major new areas of research. He wrote a significant treatise on the subject of projective geometry at the age of sixteen, and later corresponded with Pierre de Fermat on probability theory, strongly influencing the development of modern economics and social science. Following Galileo and Torricelli, in 1646 he refuted Aristotle's followers who insisted that nature abhors a vacuum. His results caused many disputes before being accepted.In 1646, he and his sister Jacqueline identified with the religious movement within Catholicism known by its detractors as Jansenism. His father died in 1651. Following a mystical experience in late 1654, he had his "second conversion", abandoned his scientific work, and devoted himself to philosophy and theology. His two most famous works date from this period: the Lettres provinciales and the Pensées, the former set in the conflict between Jansenists and Jesuits. In this year, he also wrote an important treatise on the arithmetic of triangles. Between 1658 and 1659 he wrote on the cycloid and its use in calculating the volume of solids.Pascal had poor health throughout his life and his death came just two months after his 39th birthday.

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