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By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

The Church limits her sacramental services to the faithful. Christ gave Himself upon the cross a ransom for all.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Faith affirms many things, respecting which the senses are silent, but nothing that they deny. It is superior, but never opposed to their testimony

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

I cannot judge my work while I am doing it. I have to do as painters do, stand back and view it from a distance, but not too great a distance. How great? Guess.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

The multitude which does not reduce itself to unity is confusion.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Those who are clever in imagination are far more pleased with themselves than prudent men could reasonably be.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

When we would show any one that he is mistaken, our best course is to observe on what side he considers the subject,--for his view of if is generally right on this side,--and admit to him that he is right so far. He will be satisfied with this acknowledgment, that he was not wrong in his judgment, but only inadvertent in not looking at the whole case.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Mutual cheating is the foundation of society.

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 19 Sep

Blaise Pascal

There are three sources of belief: reason, custom, inspiration.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Brave deeds are wasted when hidden.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Human beings do not know their place and purpose. They have fallen from their true place, and lost their true purpose. They search everywhere for their place and purpose, with great anxiety. But they cannot find them because they are surrounded by darkness.

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 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

When everyone is moving towards depravity, no one seems to be moving, but if someone stops he shows up the others who are rushing on, by acting as a fixed point.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Mediocrity makes the most of its native possessions.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

The statements of atheists ought to be perfectly clear of doubt. Now it is not perfectly clear that the soul is material.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

There is no arena in which vanity displays itself under such a variety of forms as in conversation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Ciascuno esamini i propri pensieri: li troverà sempre occupati dal passato e dall'avvenire. Non pensiamo quasi mai al presente, o se ci pensiamo, è solo per prenderne lume al fine di predisporre l'avvenire. Il presente non è mai il nostro fine: il passato o il presente sono i nostri mezzi; solo l'avvenire è il nostro fine. Così non viviamo mai, ma speriamo di vivere, e, preparandoci sempre ad essere felici, è inevitabile che non siamo mai tali.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

All the miseries of mankind come from one thing, not knowing how to remain alone.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

The only shame is to have none.

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 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

We see neither justice nor injustice which does not change its nature with change in climate. Three degrees of latitude reverse all jurisprudence; a meridian decides the truth.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

When I have occasionally set myself to consider the different distractions of men, the pains and perils to which they expose themselves I have discovered that all the unhappiness of men arises from one single fact, that they cannot stay quietly in their own chamber.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Blaise Pascal

The infinite distance between the mind & the body is a symbol of the distance that is infinitely more, between the intellect & love, for love is divine.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Our own interests are still an exquisite means for dazzling our eyes agreeably.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Our senses perceive no extreme. Too much sound deafens us; too much light dazzles us; too great distance or proximity hinders ourview. Too great length and too great brevity of discourse tends to obscurity; too much truth is paralyzing.... In short, extremes are for us as though they were not, and we are not within their notice. They escape us, or we them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinitely far from understanding either. The ends of things and their beginnings are impregnably concealed from him in an impenetrable secret. He is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness out of which he was drawn and the infinite in which he is engulfed.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

The heart has its reasons, which Reason does not know. We feel it in a thousand things. It is the heart which feels God, and not Reason. This, then, is perfect faith: God felt in the heart.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Little things console us because little things afflict us.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

We must know where to doubt, where to feel certain, where to submit. He who does not do so, understands not the force of reason.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without passion, without business, without entertainment, without care. It is then that he recognizes that he is empty, insufficient, dependent, ineffectual. From the depths of his soul now comes at once boredom, gloom, sorrow, chagrin, resentment and despair.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Be comforted; it is not from yourself that you must expect it, but on the contrary you must expect it by expecting nothing from yourself. (Page 55)

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

All is one, all is different. How many natures exist in man? How many vocations? And by what chance does each man ordinarily choose what he has heard praised?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Having been unable to strengthen justice, we have justified strength.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

The greatness of man is so evident that it is even proved by his wretchedness. For what in animals is nature, we call in man wretchedness--by which we recognize that, his nature being now like that of animals, he has fallen from a better nature which once was his.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

A mere trifle consoles us, for a mere trifle distresses us.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Knowledge has two extremes. The first is the pure natural ignorance in which all men find themselves at birth. The other extreme is that reached by great minds, who, having run through all that men can know, find they know nothing, and come back again to that same natural ignorance from which they set out; this is a learned ignorance which is conscious of itself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Our imagination so magnifies this present existence, by the power of continual reflection on it, and so attenuates eternity, by not thinking of it at all, that we reduce an eternity to nothingness, and expand a mere nothing to an eternity; and this habit is so inveterately rooted in us that all the force of reason cannot induce us to lay it aside.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

It is not shameful for a man to succumb to pain and it is shameful to succumb to pleasure.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Le nez de Cle  opa"  tre: s'il e u" t e  te   plus court, toute la face de la terre aurait change  . Cleopatra'snose: if it had beenshorter the whole face of the earth would have been different.

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 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Eloquence; it requires the pleasant and the real; but the pleasant must itself be drawn from the true.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Love has no age as it is always renewing itself.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Blaise Pascal

This dog is mine," said those poor children; "that is my place in the sun." Here is the beginning and the image of the usurpation of all the earth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Bless yourself with holy water, have Masses said, and so on; by a simple and natural process this will make you believe, and will dull you - will quiet your proudly critical intellect.