Blaise Pascal Quotes: A French Mathematician, Physicist and Writer

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Blaise Pascal is a personality that needs no introduction and his contribution in different subjects has always been something commendable in all regards. Blaise Pascal quotes are also evidence of his intelligence and his mindful theories. He has provided his assistance in the field of mathematics, science, inventions and what not. His major contribution lies in the inventions of different machines and applied science and natural science.

Blaise Pascal quotes about god have also been much famous among his fans when it comes to taking a look at Blaise Pascal quotes on the whole. He was born in the year 1623 and left the world for eternal peace in the year 1662, he lost his mother at a very early age when he was just 3 years old and since then he was reliant on his father at most. His father focused on his studies and taught him personally due to which he flourished so much indifferent fields.

Inspirational Famous Blaise Pascal Quotes (Text & Images)

1. The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.

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

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3. I have only made this letter longer because I have not had the time to make it shorter.

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4. Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.

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5. I would prefer an intelligent hell to a stupid paradise.

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6. To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher.

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7. I made this [letter] very long, because I did not have the leisure to make it shorter.

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8. People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive.

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9. Kind words don’t cost much. Yet they accomplish much.

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10. You always admire what you really don’t understand.

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11. I lay it down as a fact that if all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.

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12. Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.

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13. Curiosity is only vanity. We usually only want to know something so that we can talk about it.

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14. When one does not love too much, one does not love enough.

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

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16. The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.

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17. It is man’s natural sickness to believe that he possesses the truth.

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18. To ridicule philosophy is really to philosophize.

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19. Dull minds are never either intuitive or mathematical.

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

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21. Man’s sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.

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22. Little things comfort us because little things distress us.

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

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24. The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men.

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25. Few men speak humbly of humility, chastely of chastity, skeptically of skepticism.

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26. Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.

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27. The more I see of Mankind, the more I prefer my dog.

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28. To understand is to forgive.

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29. Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.

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

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31. Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness.

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32. In difficult times carry something beautiful in your heart.

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33. Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for miseries and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries.

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34. Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.

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35. Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.

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36. The last function of reason is to recognize that there are an infinity of things which surpass it.

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37. Symmetry is what we see at a glance; based on the fact that there is no reason for any difference…

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38. Lust is the source of all our actions, and humanity.

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39. By space the universe encompasses me and swallows me up like an atom; by thought I comprehend the world.

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40. Reason’s last step is the recognition that there are an infinite number of things which are beyond it.

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41. The heart has reasons that reason cannot know.

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42. The eternal silence of these infinite spaces terrifies me

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43. Those honor nature well, who teach that she can speak on everything.

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44. Our nature lies in movement; complete calm is death.

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45. Since we cannot know all there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.

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

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47. We must keep our thought secret, and judge everything by it, while talking like the people.

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48. Man’s grandeur is that he knows himself to be miserable.

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

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50. Passion cannot be beautiful without excess; one either loves too much or not enough.

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51. The power of a man’s virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doing.

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52. The last act is bloody, however fine the rest of the play

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53. When we read too fast or too slowly, we understand nothing.

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54. Words differently arranged have different meanings, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.

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55. In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.

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56. God instituted prayer to communicate to creatures the dignity of causality.

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57. Man’s sensitivity to little things and insensitivity to the greatest things are marks of a strange disorder.

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58. When a soldier complains of his hard life (or a laborious, etc.) try giving him nothing to do.

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