15 Wonderful Quotes by Blaise Pascal


Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Christian philosopher. He was a child prodigy who is remembered for his work in mathematics and physics, but he was also a devoted spiritual thinker who made significant contributions to the philosophy of religion and to the development of the first mechanical calculators. His most famous philosophical writing is the “Pensees”, a collection of thoughts written down for his own personal contemplation. It wasn’t published until after his death.

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  1. In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.
  2. All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
  3. We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end.
  4. Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
  5. Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.
  6. There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.
  7. The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.
  8. I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man’s being unable to sit still in a room.
  9. Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
  10. Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
  11. 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.
  12. Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.
  13. Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
  14. Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
  15. We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.