Blaise Pascal Quotes
We like security: we like the pope to be infallible in matters of faith, and grave doctors to be so in moral questions so that we can feel reassured.
Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.
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.
Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness... and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
There are two kinds of people one can call reasonable: those who serve God with all their heart because they know him, and those who seek him with all their heart because they do not know him.
There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.
The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.
The sensitivity of men to small matters, and their indifference to great ones, indicates a strange inversion.
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.
The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A tree does not know itself to be wretched.
The finite is annihilated in the presence of the infinite, and becomes a pure nothing. So our spirit before God, so our justice before divine justice.
Our soul is cast into a body, where it finds number, time, dimension. Thereupon it reasons, and calls this nature necessity, and can believe nothing else.
Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care.
Men often take their imagination for their heart; and they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted.
Man's true nature being lost, everything becomes his nature; as, his true good being lost, everything becomes his good.