Quotes of Blaise Pascal

“ There are only two kinds of people we can call reasonable: either those who serve God with their whole heart because they know him, or those who search after him with all their heart because they do not know him. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ To make a man a saint, it must indeed be by grace; and whoever doubts this does not know what a saint is, or a man. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ 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 a religious conviction. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ 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

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

- Blaise Pascal

“ Our notion of symmetry is derived from the human face. Hence, we demand symmetry horizontally and in breath only, not vertically nor in depth. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ The eternal silence of these infinite spaces fills me with dread. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ I have made this [letter] longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter. ”

- Blaise Pascal

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

- Blaise Pascal

“ Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what he loves. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ All of man’s difficulties are caused by his inability to sit, quietly, in a room by himself. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ All sorrow has its root in man’s inability to sit quiet in a room by himself. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ All sorrow has its root in man’s inability to sit quiet in a room by himself. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ Atheism shows strength of mind, but only to a certain degree. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ The strength of a man’s virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ All man’s miseries stem from his inability to sit quietly in a room and do nothing. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ We never actually live, but hope to live, and since we are always planning how to be happy, it is inevitable that we should never be so. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ Do you wish people to think well of you? Don’t speak well of yourself. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ We are all something, but none of us are everything. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ It is the fight alone that please us, not the victory. ”

- Blaise Pascal
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