Blaise Pascal Quotes

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Man is but a reed, the weakest thing in nature; but a thinking reed.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
We know truth, not only by reason, but also by the heart.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
Things are always at their best in their beginning.
Blaise Pascal (The Provincial Letters, 1656 - 1657)
Habit is a second nature and it destroys the first.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
The only shame is to have none.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
Thought constitutes the greatness of man.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
Wisdom leads us back to childhood.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
The eternal Being is forever if he is at all.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
Atheism shows strength of mind, but only to a certain degree.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
Tyranny consists in the desire of universal power beyond its scope.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
Two things instruct man about his whole nature; instinct and experience.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
It is not good to have too much liberty. It is not good to have all one wants.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
Blaise Pascal
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions.
Blaise Pascal
The strength of a man's virtue must not be measured by his efforts, but by his ordinary life.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.
Blaise Pascal
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
We are not miserable without feeling it. A ruined house is not miserable. Man only is miserable.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by those given to us by others.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.
Blaise Pascal
Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which is everything in this world.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
Why do we follow the majority? It is because they have more reason? No, because they have more power.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
One must know oneself, if this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves.
Blaise Pascal
Justice is what is established; and thus all our established laws will be regarded as just, without being examined, since they are established.
Blaise Pascal (Pensées, 1669)
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Blaise Pascal Biography

Born: June 19, 1623
Died: August 19, 1662

Blaise Pascal was a French scientist and philosopher. He is best known for his significant contributions to mathematics and science.

Notable Works

The Provincial Letters (1656 - 1657)
Pensées (1669)

Picture Quotes

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