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Blaise Pascal Quotes

(1623-1662), French Scientist, Religious Philosopher

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

Category: Gossip

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.

Category: Habit

Habit is the second nature which destroys the first.

Category: Habit

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

Category: Heart

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

Category: Humility

Imagination decides everything.

Category: Imagination

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

Category: Imagination

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.

Category: Infallibility

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

Category: Influence

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

Category: Jesus Christ

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

Category: Kindness

Law, without force, is impotent.

Category: Law And Lawyers

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

Category: Life And Living

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.

Category: Life And Living

We only consult the ear because the heart is wanting.

Category: Listening