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By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Thinking too little about things or thinking too much both make us obstinate and fanatical.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

The principles of pleasure are not firm and stable. They are different in all mankind, and variable in every particular with such a diversity that there is no man more different from another than from himself at different times.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Our true dignity consists — in thought. Thence we must derive our elevation, not from space or duration. Let us endeavor then to think well; this is the principle of morals.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

How vain is painting, which is admired for reproducing the likeness of things whose originals are not admired.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

All our dignity lies in our thoughts.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

The last function of reason is to recognize that there are an infinity of things which surpass it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

The exterior must be joined to the interior to obtain anything from God, that is to say, we must kneel, pray with the lips, and soon, in order that proud man, who would not submit himself to God, may be now subject to the creature.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

That something so obvious as the vanity of the world should be so little recognized that people find it odd and surprising to be told that it is foolish to seek greatness; that is most remarkable.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Nie betrieben die Menschen das Böse so umfassend und freudig wie aus religiöser Überzeugung.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

We do not worry about being respected in towns through which we pass. But if we are going to remain in one for a certain time, we do worry. How long does this time have to be?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Piety is different from superstition. To carry piety to the extent of superstition is to destroy it. The heretics reproach us with this superstitious submission. It is doing what they reproach us with.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Our achievements of today are but the sum total of our thoughts of yesterday. You are today where the thoughts of yesterday have brought you and you will be tomorrow where the thoughts of today take you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

One has followed the other in an endless circle, for it is certain that as man's insight increases so he finds both wretchedness and greatness within himself. In a word man knows he is wretched. Thus he is wretched because he is so, but he is truly great because he knows it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

The sum of a man's problems come from his inability to be alone in a silent room.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

If we regulate our conduct according to our own convictions, we may safely disregard the praise or censure of others.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

How shall one who is so weak in his childhood become really strong when he grows older? We only change our fancies.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Reason's last step is to acknowledge that there are infinitely many things beyond it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Our reason is always disappointed by the inconstancy of appearances.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

[Unbelievers] think they have made great efforts to get at the truth when they have spent a few hours in reading some book out of Holy Scripture, and have questioned some cleric about the truths of the faith. After that, they boast that they have searched in books and among men in vain.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

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!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

What reason have atheists for saying that we cannot rise again? That what has never been, should be, or that what has been, should be again? Is it more difficult to come into being than to return to it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

We know then the existence and nature of the finite, because we also are finite and have extension. We know the existence of the infinite and are ignorant of its nature, because it has extension like us, but not limits like us. But we know neither the existence nor the nature of God, because he has neither extension nor limits.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

We run heedlessly into the abyss after putting something in front of us to stop us from seeing it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Generally we are occupied either with the miseries which now we feel, or with those which threaten; and even when we see ourselves sufficiently secure from the approach of either, still fretfulness, though unwarranted by either present or expected affliction, fails not to spring up from the deep recesses of the heart, where its roots naturally grow, and to fill the soul with its poison.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Who confers reputation? who gives respect and veneration to persons, to books, to great men? Who but Opinion? How utterly insufficient are all the riches of the world without her approbation!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Our notion of symmetry is derived form the human face. Hence, we demand symmetry horizontally and in breadth only, not vertically nor in depth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

The end point of rationality is to demonstrate the limits of rationality.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

The imagination enlarges little objects so as to fill our souls with a fantastic estimate; and, with rash insolence, it belittles the great to its own measure, as when talking of God.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

The man who knows God but does not know his own misery, becomes proud. The man who knows his own misery but does not know God, ends in despair...the knowledge of Jesus Christ constitutes the middle course because in him we find both God and our own misery. Jesus Christ is therefore a God whom we approach without pride, and before whom we humble ourselves without despair.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

All err the more dangerously because each follows a truth. Their mistake lies not in following a falsehood but in not following another truth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Admiration spoils all from infancy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

If a soldier or labourer complain of the hardship of his lot, set him to do nothing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

That queen, of error, whom we call fancy and opinion, is the more deceitful because she does not always deceive. She would be the infallible rule of truth if she were the infallible rule of falsehood; but being only most frequently in error, she gives no evidence of her real quality, for she marks with the same character both that which is true and that which is false.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

That a religion may be true, it must have knowledge of our nature.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Eloquence is the painting of thought.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Caesar was too old, it seems to me, to go off and amuse himself conquering the world. Such a pastime was all right for Augustus and Alexander; they were young men, not easily held in check, but Caesar ought to have been more mature.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Habit is a second nature, which destroys the first.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

St. Augustine teaches us that there is in each man a Serpent, an Eve, and an Adam. Our senses and natural propensities are the Serpent; the excitable desire is the Eve; and reason is the Adam. Our nature tempts us perpetually; criminal desire is often excited; but sin is not completed till reason consents.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Let it not be imagined that the life of a good Christian must be a life of melancholy and gloominess; for he only resigns some pleasures to enjoy others infinitely better.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Now, if the passions had no hold on us, a week and a hundred years would amount to the same.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Justice is what is established; and thus all our established laws will necessarily be regarded as just without examination, since they are established.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

All the unhappiness of men arises from one single fact, that they cannot stay quietly in their own chamber.