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86 Famous Quotes by Blaise Pascal
6/19/1623 - 8/19/1662
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A jester, a bad character. [Fr., Diseur de bon mots, mauvais caractere.]

Jesting Quotes, by Blaise Pascal , Source: Pensees (art VI, 22)

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He who does not know his way to the sea should take a river for his guide. [Fr., Les rivieres sont des chemins qui marchant et qui portent ou l'on veut aller.]

Rivers Quotes, by Blaise Pascal , Source: Pensees (VII, 38)

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Rivers are roads that move and carry us whither we wish to go. [Fr., Les rivieres sont des chemins qui marchant et qui portent ou l'on veut aller.]

Rivers Quotes, by Blaise Pascal , Source: Pensees (VII, 38)

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To ridicule philosophy is truly philosophical. [Fr., Se moquer de la philosophie c'est vraiment philosophe.]

Philosophy Quotes, by Blaise Pascal , Source: Pensees (act VII, 35)

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I have only made this letter rather long because I have not had time to make it shorter. [Fr., Je n'ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parceque je n'ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte.]

Post Quotes, by Blaise Pascal , Source: Lettres Provinciales (16)

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

Faith Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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We conceal it from ourselves in vain-- we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man cannot possibly live for a moment without it.

Love Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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Animals do not admire each other. A horse does not admire its companion.

Admiration Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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We like to be deceived.

Deceit Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts.

Eloquence Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.

Enthusiasm Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.

Fame Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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Had Cleopatra's nose been shorter, the whole face of the world would have been different.

History Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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

Moderation Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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Vanity is so secure in the heart of man that everyone wants to be admired: even I who write this, and you who read this.

Vanity Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory.

Victory Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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If I had more time I would write a shorter letter.

Inspirational Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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Law, without force, is impotent.

Inspirational Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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The last thing we decide in writing a book is what to put first.

Inspirational Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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

Inspirational Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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Feast of Oswald, King of Northumbria, Martyr, 642 It has pleased God that divine verities should not enter the heart through the understanding, but the understanding through the heart.

Christianity Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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Continuing a series on the person of Jesus: Jesus Christ suffered and died to sanctify death and suffering; he has been all that was great, and all that was abject, in order to sanctify in himself all things except sin, and to be the model of every condition.

Christianity Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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Feast of Alban, first Martyr of Britain, c.209 We implore the mercy of God, not that He may leave us at peace in our vices, but that He may deliver us from them.

Christianity Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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Commemoration of Johann Sebastian Bach, musician, 1750 Experience makes us see an enormous difference between piety and goodness.

Christianity Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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If the mercy of God is so great that He can instruct us, to our salvation, even when He hides Himself, what a brilliance of light we must expect when He reveals Himself!

Christianity Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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