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Blaise Pascal Quotes

(1623-1662), French Scientist, Religious Philosopher

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

Category: Love

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

Category: Mediocrity

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

Category: Misers And Misery

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

Category: Moderation

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

Category: Obedience

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

Category: Originality

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

Category: Painters And Painting

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

Category: Passion

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.

Category: People

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

Category: Persuasion

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.

Category: Philosophers And Philosophy

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

Category: Philosophers And Philosophy

To find recreation in amusement is not happiness.

Category: Pleasure

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

Category: Possibilities

The property of power is to protect.

Category: Power