Blaise Pascal Quotes

Fear not, provided you fear but if you fear not, then fear.
Let us weigh the gain and the loss in wagering that God is, but let us consider the two possibilities. If you gain, you gain all if you lose you lose nothing. Hesitate not, then, to wager that He is.
The sensibility of man to trifles, and his insensibility to great things, indicates a strange inversion.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.
Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts.
The heart has arguments with which the logic of mind is not aquainted.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.
Our heart has its reasons that reason cannot know.
All the miseries of mankind come from one thing, not knowing how to remain alone.
It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.
If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.
Nature has perfection, in order to show that she is the image of God and defects, to show that she is only his image.
We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.
We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by those given to us by others.
Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.
The eternal silence of these infinite spaces fills me with dread.
Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.
Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves.
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.
We arrive at the truth, not by the reason only, but also by the heart.
I have made this letter longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.
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