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Blaise Pascal
June 19, 1623 - August 19, 1662
Nationality: French
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: French Philosopher

Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.


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


When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed; for we expected to see an author, and we find a person.


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


Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.


One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.


Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. Neither the offender nor the offended are any more themselves.


The immortality of the soul is a matter which is of so great consequence to us and which touches us so profoundly that we must have lost all feeling to be indifferent about it.


It is good to be tired and wearied by the futile search after the true good, that we may stretch out our arms to the Redeemer.


The last act is bloody, however pleasant all the rest of the play is: a little earth is thrown at last upon our head, and that is the end forever.


If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future.


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


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


Imagination decides everything.


We view things not only from different sides, but with different eyes; we have no wish to find them alike.


Custom is our nature. What are our natural principles but principles of custom?


Law, without force, is impotent.


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


Men often take their imagination for their heart; and they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted.


If we must not act save on a certainty, we ought not to act on religion, for it is not certain. But how many things we do on an uncertainty, sea voyages, battles!


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