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    People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: people 
     
    Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; it is above, not against them.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: faith 
     
    We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: truth  heart 
     
    I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: evil  human 
     
    It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: alone  fight  victory 
     
    If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: men  world  friends 
     
    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.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: live  god 
     
    What can be seen on earth points to neither the total absence nor the obvious presence of divinity, but to the presence of a hidden God. Everything bears this mark.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: earth  god 
     
    Faith is a gift of God.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: gift  god  faith 
     
    Cold words freeze people, and hot words scorch them, and bitter words make them bitter, and wrathful words make them wrathful. Kind words also produce their own image on men's souls; and a beautiful image it is. They smooth, and quiet, and comfort the hearer.
    — Blaise Pascal
    We should seek the truth without hesitation; and, if we refuse it, we show that we value the esteem of men more than the search for truth.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: truth  men  value 
     
    Once your soul has been enlarged by a truth, it can never return to its original size.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: truth  soul 
     
    If God exists, not seeking God must be the gravest error imaginable. If one decides to sincerely seek for God and doesn't find God, the lost effort is negligible in comparison to what is at risk in not seeking God in the first place.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: lost  risk  god 
     
    Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: mind 
     
    Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: people  beautiful  soul 
     
    Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: people  wishes 
     
    Fear not, provided you fear; but if you fear not, then fear.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: fear 
     
    Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: belief  truth  faith  wise 
     
    In difficult times carry something beautiful in your heart.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: time  heart  beautiful 
     
    We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: learn 
     
    Knowing God without knowing our own wretchedness makes for pride. Knowing our own wretchedness without knowing God makes for despair. Knowing Jesus Christ strikes the balance because he shows us both God and our own wretchedness.
    — Blaise Pascal
    Muhammad established a religion by putting his enemies to death; Jesus Christ by commanding his followers to lay down their lives.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: enemies  live  enemy  jesus  christ 
     
    Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: human  gift  god  faith 
     
    Human beings do not know their place and purpose. They have fallen from their true place, and lost their true purpose. They search everywhere for their place and purpose, with great anxiety. But they cannot find them because they are surrounded by darkness.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: human  darkness  anxiety  true  lost 
     
    Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for miseries and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: misery 
     
    Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
    — Blaise Pascal
    It is dangerous to explain too clearly to man how like he is to the animals without pointing out his greatness. It is also dangerous to make too much of his greatness without his vileness. It is still more dangerous to leave him in ignorance of both, but it is most valuable to represent both to him. Man must not be allowed to believe that he is equal either to animals or to angels, nor to be unaware of either, but he must know both.
    — Blaise Pascal
    If I believe in God and life after death and you do not, and if there is no God, we both lose when we die. However, if there is a God, you still lose and I gain everything.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: death  believe  die  god 
     
    Kind words produce their images on men's souls.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: soul 
     
    When one does not love too much, one does not love enough.
    — Blaise Pascal
    No man ever believes with a true and saving faith unless God inclines his heart; and no man when God does incline his heart can refrain from believing.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: men  heart  believe  true  god  faith 
     
    There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: sinner 
     
    All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: evil  human 
     
    Reflect on death as in Jesus Christ, not as without Jesus Christ. Without Jesus Christ it is dreadful, it is alarming, it is the terror of nature. In Jesus Christ it is fair and lovely, it is good and holy, it is the joy of saints.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: death  nature  joy  jesus  christ  holy 
     
    To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher.
    — Blaise Pascal
    Jesus was in a garden, not of delight as the first Adam, in which he destroyed himself and the whole human race, but in one of agony, in which he saved himself and the whole human race.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: human  jesus  race  adam  garden 
     
    All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: alone  problem 
     
    One of the greatest artifices the devil uses to engage men in vice and debauchery, is to fasten names of contempt on certain virtues, and thus fill weak souls with a foolish fear of passing for scrupulous, should they desire to put them in practice.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: desires  fear  men  soul  virtue  devil 
     
    Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
    — Blaise Pascal
    tags: justice 
     
    Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.
    — Blaise Pascal
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    blaise pascal
    Birth    : June 19, 1623
    Death  : August 19, 1662
    Occupation  : Mathematician