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Blaise Pascal Quotes

(1623-1662), French Scientist, Religious Philosopher

The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.

Category: Effort

Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.

Category: Enthusiasm

Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.

Category: Evil

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

Category: Evil

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

Category: Experience

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.

Category: Faith

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

Category: Faith

Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.

Category: Faith

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

Category: 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.

Category: Fame

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

Category: Fame

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

Category: Freedom

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

Category: God

The gospel to me is simply irresistible.

Category: Gospel

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

Category: Gossip