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6/19/1623 - 8/19/1662
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Palm Sunday Jesus Christ is a God whom we approach without pride, and before whom we humble ourselves without despair.

Christianity Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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Commemoration of Anne & Joachim, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary God is none other than the Saviour of our wretchedness. So we can only know God well by knowing our iniquities... Those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified him, but have glorified themselves.

Christianity Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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Do little things as though they were great, because of the majesty of Jesus Christ who does them in us, and who lives our life: and do the greatest things as though they were little and easy, because of His omnipotence.

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God wanted to redeem men and open the way of salvation to those who seek Him. But men make themselves so unworthy of it that it is only just that God should refuse to some because of the hardness of heart what He gives to others from a compassion that they do not deserve. If He had wanted to overcome the obstinacy of the most hardened, He could have done so by revealing Himself to them so obviously that they could not have doubted the truth of His Being -- just as He will appear at the last day with such a clap of thunder and such an upheaval of nature that the dead will revive and the blindest will see. It is not in this way, however, that He willed to appear at His gentle coming: because so many men had made themselves unworthy of His mercy, He willed to leave them deprived of the good which they did not desire. And so it would not have been fair for Him to have appeared in an obviously divine manner, absolutely capable of convincing all men. But also it would not have been fair for Him to appear in a manner so hidden that even those who were sincerely seeking Him should not be able to recognize Him... So He has tempered His knowledge, by giving marks of Himself which were visible to those who seek Him, and not to those who seek Him not.

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The knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him.

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If man is not made for God, why is he not happy except in God? If man is made for God, why is he so opposed to God?

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Jesus Christ came to tell men that they have no enemies but themselves.

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Jesus Christ is end of all, and the centre to which all tends. Whoever knows Him knows the reason of everything.

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It is impossible that God should ever be the end, if He is not the beginning. We lift our eyes on high, but lean upon the sand; and the earth will dissolve, and we shall fall while looking at the heavens.

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Feast of Edward King, Bishop of Lincoln, Teacher, 1910 Commemoration of Martyrs of Uganda, 1886 & 1978 There are only two kinds of men: the righteous, who believe themselves sinners; the rest, sinners who believe themselves righteous.

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Feast of Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, 988 [Unbelievers] think they have made great efforts to get at the truth when they have spent a few hours in reading some book out of Holy Scripture, and have questioned some cleric about the truths of the faith. After that, they boast that they have searched in books and among men in vain.

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Commemoration of Osmund, Bishop of Salisbury, 1099 What does this desire and this inability of ours proclaim to us but that there was once in man a genuine happiness, of which nothing now survives but the mark and the empty outline; and this he vainly tries to fill from everything that lies around him, seeking from things that are not there the help that he does not get from those that are present? Yet they are quite incapable of filling the gap, because this infinite gulf can only be filled by an infinite and immutable object -- that is, God, Himself. He alone is man's veritable good, and since man has deserted Him it is a strange thing that there is nothing in nature that has not been capable of taking His place for man: stars, sky, earth, elements, plants, cabbages, leeks, animals, insects, calves, serpents, fever, plague, war, famine, vices, adultery, incest. And since he has lost the true good, everything can equally appear to him as such -- even his own destruction, though that is so contrary at once to God, to reason, and to nature.

Christianity Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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Not only do we not know God except through Jesus Christ; We do not even know ourselves except through Jesus Christ.

Christianity Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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Curiosity is only vanity. Most frequently we wish not to know, but to talk. We would not take a sea voyage for the sole pleasure of seeing without hope of ever telling.

Curiosity Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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The pagans do not know God, and love only the earth. The Jews know the true God, and love only the earth. The Christians know the true God, and do not love the earth.

Earth Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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Force rules the world, and not opinion; but opinion is that which makes use of force.

Force Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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man is only a reed, the weakest thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.

Humanity Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have a different effect.

Language Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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It is not good to have too much liberty. It is not good to have all one wants.

Liberty Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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The heart has its reasons which the mind cannot comprehend.

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

Nature Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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It is not only old and early impressions that deceive us; the charms of novelty have the same power.

Novelty Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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If you want people to think well of you, do not speak well of yourself.

Opinion Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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Men never do evil so fully and so happily as when they do it for conscience's sake.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Blaise Pascal

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