Blaise Pascal Quotes

All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.

Blaise Pascal

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.

Blaise Pascal

Law, without force, is impotent.

Blaise Pascal

Concupiscence and force are the source of all our actions; concupiscence causes voluntary actions, force involuntary ones.

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Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.

Blaise Pascal

Nothing is as approved as mediocrity, the majority has established it and it fixes it fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way.

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We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end.

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What a chimera then is man! What a novelty! What a monster, what a chaos, what a contradiction, what a prodigy! Judge of all things, feeble earthworm, depository of truth, a sink of uncertainty and error, the glory and the shame of the universe.

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

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

Blaise Pascal

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

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

Blaise Pascal

To find recreation in amusement is not happiness.

Blaise Pascal

All the miseries of mankind come from one thing, not knowing how to remain alone.

Blaise Pascal

Experience makes us see an enormous difference between piety and goodness.

Blaise Pascal

All mens miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.

Blaise Pascal

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