Blaise Pascal Quotes

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.

Blaise Pascal

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

Blaise Pascal

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.

Blaise Pascal

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

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

Blaise Pascal

All sorrow has its root in man's inability to sit quiet in a room by himself.

Blaise Pascal

Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.

Blaise Pascal

Ugly deeds are most estimable when hidden.

Blaise Pascal

Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.

Blaise Pascal

The highest order of mind is accused of folly, as well as the lowest. Nothing is thoroughly approved but mediocrity. The majority has established this, and it fixes its fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way.

Blaise Pascal

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