photo of Blaise PascalPhoto Credit: WikiMedia Commons
quote by Blaise Pascal: The method of not erring is sought by all the world. The logicians profess to guide it, the geometricians alone attain it, and apart from science, and the imitations of it, there are no
true demonstr… with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

The method of not erring is sought by all the world. The logicians profess to guide it, the geometricians alone attain it, and apart from science, and the imitations of it, there are no
true demonstrations.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: How I hate this folly of not believing in the Eucharist, etc.! If the gospel be true, if Jesus Christ be God, what difficulty is there? with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

How I hate this folly of not believing in the Eucharist, etc.! If the gospel be true, if Jesus Christ be God, what difficulty is there?

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: The two principles of truth, reason and senses, are not only both not genuine, but are engaged in mutual deception. The senses deceive reason through false appearances, and the senses are disturbed b… with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

The two principles of truth, reason and senses, are not only both not genuine, but are engaged in mutual deception. The senses deceive reason through false appearances, and the senses are disturbed by passions, which produce false impressions.

--Blaise Pascal

quote by Blaise Pascal: Let it not be imagined that the life of a good Christian must be a life of melancholy and gloominess; for he only resigns some pleasures to enjoy others infinitely better. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Let it not be imagined that the life of a good Christian must be a life of melancholy and gloominess; for he only resigns some pleasures to enjoy others infinitely better.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: Man's greatness is great in that he knows himself wretched. A tree does not know itself wretched. It is then being wretched to know oneself wretched; but it is being great to know that one is wretche… with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Man's greatness is great in that he knows himself wretched. A tree does not know itself wretched. It is then being wretched to know oneself wretched; but it is being great to know that one is wretched.

--Blaise Pascal

quote by Blaise Pascal: To find recreation in amusement is not happiness. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

To find recreation in amusement is not happiness.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: However vast a man's spiritual resources, he is capable of but one great passion. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

However vast a man's spiritual resources, he is capable of but one great passion.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: I can readily conceive of a man without hands or feet; and I could conceive of him without a head, if experience had not taught me that by this he thinks, Thought then, is the essence of man, and wit… with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

I can readily conceive of a man without hands or feet; and I could conceive of him without a head, if experience had not taught me that by this he thinks, Thought then, is the essence of man, and without this we cannot conceive of him.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: We never live, but we hope to live; and as we are always arranging to be happy, it must be that we never are so. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

We never live, but we hope to live; and as we are always arranging to be happy, it must be that we never are so.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: Bless yourself with holy water, have Masses said, and so on; by a simple and natural process this will make you believe, and will dull you -- will quiet your proudly critical intellect. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Bless yourself with holy water, have Masses said, and so on; by a simple and natural process this will make you believe, and will dull you -- will quiet your proudly critical intellect.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: We are not satisfied with real life; we want to live some imaginary life in the eyes of other people and to seem different from what we actually are. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

We are not satisfied with real life; we want to live some imaginary life in the eyes of other people and to seem different from what we actually are.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: The imagination disposes of everything. It creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are the whole of the world. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

The imagination disposes of everything. It creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are the whole of the world.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: There are hardly any truths upon which we always remain agreed, and still fewer objects of pleasure which we do not change every hour, I do not know whether there is a means of giving fixed
rules for… with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

There are hardly any truths upon which we always remain agreed, and still fewer objects of pleasure which we do not change every hour, I do not know whether there is a means of giving fixed
rules for adapting discourse to the inconstancy of our caprices.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: Our reason is always disappointed by the inconstancy of appearances. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Our reason is always disappointed by the inconstancy of appearances.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: The state of man is inconstancy, ennui, anxiety. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

The state of man is inconstancy, ennui, anxiety.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: A jester, a bad character. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

A jester, a bad character.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: Not only do we know God through Jesus Christ, we only know ourselves through Jesus Christ. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Not only do we know God through Jesus Christ, we only know ourselves through Jesus Christ.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: May God never abandon me. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

May God never abandon me.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: We implore the mercy of God, not that He may leave us at peace in our vices, but that He may deliver us from them. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

We implore the mercy of God, not that He may leave us at peace in our vices, but that He may deliver us from them.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: What a vast difference there is between knowing God and loving Him. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

What a vast difference there is between knowing God and loving Him.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: It is not certain that everything is uncertain. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

It is not certain that everything is uncertain.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: La chose la plus importante a'   toute la vie est le choix du me  tier: le hasard en dispose. The most important thing in life is to choose a profession: chance arranges for that. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

La chose la plus importante a'   toute la vie est le choix du me  tier: le hasard en dispose. The most important thing in life is to choose a profession: chance arranges for that.

--Blaise Pascal

quote by Blaise Pascal: The more I see of Mankind, the more I prefer my dog. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

The more I see of Mankind, the more I prefer my dog.

--Blaise Pascal

quote by Blaise Pascal: Thought constitutes the greatness of man. Man is a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Thought constitutes the greatness of man. Man is a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: The past and present are only our means; the future is always our end. Thus we never really live, but only hope to live. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

The past and present are only our means; the future is always our end. Thus we never really live, but only hope to live.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: Being unable to cure death, wretchedness and ignorance, men have decided, in order to be happy, not to think about such things. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Being unable to cure death, wretchedness and ignorance, men have decided, in order to be happy, not to think about such things.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: What a chimera then is man. What a novelty! What a monster... what a contradiction, what a prodigy. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

What a chimera then is man. What a novelty! What a monster... what a contradiction, what a prodigy.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: The last function of reason is to recognize that there are an infinity of things which surpass it. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

The last function of reason is to recognize that there are an infinity of things which surpass it.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: Reverend Fathers, my letters did not usually follow each other at such close intervals, nor were they so long.... This one would not be so long had I but the leisure to make it shorter. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Reverend Fathers, my letters did not usually follow each other at such close intervals, nor were they so long.... This one would not be so long had I but the leisure to make it shorter.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: We never seek things for themselves, but for the search. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

We never seek things for themselves, but for the search.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: Everyone, without exception, is searching for happiness. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Everyone, without exception, is searching for happiness.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: 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. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

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.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: Nothing fortifies scepticism more than that there are some who are not sceptics; if all were so, they would be wrong. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Nothing fortifies scepticism more than that there are some who are not sceptics; if all were so, they would be wrong.

--Blaise Pascal

quote by Blaise Pascal: I have often said the soul cause of man's unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in a room. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

I have often said the soul cause of man's unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in a room.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: Imagination magnifies small objects with fantastic exaggeration until they fill our soul, and with bold insolence cuts down great things to its own size, as when speaking of God. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Imagination magnifies small objects with fantastic exaggeration until they fill our soul, and with bold insolence cuts down great things to its own size, as when speaking of God.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: If I believe in God and life after death and you do not, and if there is no God, we both lose when we die. However, if there is a God, you still lose and I gain everything. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

If I believe in God and life after death and you do not, and if there is no God, we both lose when we die. However, if there is a God, you still lose and I gain everything.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: Death is easier to bear without thinking of it, than the thought of death without peril. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Death is easier to bear without thinking of it, than the thought of death without peril.

--Blaise Pascal

quote by Blaise Pascal: There are vices which have no hold upon us, but in connection with others; and which, when you cut down the trunk, fall like the branches. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

There are vices which have no hold upon us, but in connection with others; and which, when you cut down the trunk, fall like the branches.

--Blaise Pascal

quote by Blaise Pascal: Unless we love the truth we cannot know it. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Unless we love the truth we cannot know it.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: Christian piety annihilates the egoism of the heart; worldly politeness veils and represses it. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Christian piety annihilates the egoism of the heart; worldly politeness veils and represses it.

--Blaise Pascal

quote by Blaise Pascal: Force rules the world-not opinion; but it is opinion that makes use of force. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Force rules the world-not opinion; but it is opinion that makes use of force.

--Blaise Pascal




quote by Blaise Pascal: For as old age is that period of life most remote from infancy, who does not see that old age in this universal man ought not to be sought in the times nearest his birth, but in those most
 remote fr… with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

For as old age is that period of life most remote from infancy, who does not see that old age in this universal man ought not to be sought in the times nearest his birth, but in those most
remote from it?

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: Those whom we call ancient were really new in all things, and properly constituted the infancy of mankind. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Those whom we call ancient were really new in all things, and properly constituted the infancy of mankind.

--Blaise Pascal

quote by Blaise Pascal: Cold words freeze people, and hot words scorch them, and bitter words make them bitter, and wrathful words make them wrathful. Kind words also produce their own image on men's souls; and a beautiful … with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Cold words freeze people, and hot words scorch them, and bitter words make them bitter, and wrathful words make them wrathful. Kind words also produce their own image on men's souls; and a beautiful image it is. They smooth, and quiet, and comfort the hearer.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: Kind words produce their images on men's souls. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Kind words produce their images on men's souls.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: The Fall is an offense to human reason, but once accepted, it makes perfect sense of the human condition. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

The Fall is an offense to human reason, but once accepted, it makes perfect sense of the human condition.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: Dull minds are never either intuitive or mathematical. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Dull minds are never either intuitive or mathematical.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: Everything that is written merely to please the author is worthless. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Everything that is written merely to please the author is worthless.

--Blaise Pascal

quote by Blaise Pascal: Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: I bring you the gift of these four words: I believe in you. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

I bring you the gift of these four words: I believe in you.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: The entire ocean is affected by a single pebble. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

The entire ocean is affected by a single pebble.

--Blaise Pascal

quote by Blaise Pascal: All our troubles come from not being able to be alone. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

All our troubles come from not being able to be alone.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: Let no one say that I have said nothing new... the arrangement of the subject is new. When we play tennis, we both play with the same ball, but one of us places it better. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Let no one say that I have said nothing new... the arrangement of the subject is new. When we play tennis, we both play with the same ball, but one of us places it better.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: The world is satisfied with words. Few appreciate the things beneath. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

The world is satisfied with words. Few appreciate the things beneath.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: Ugly deeds are most estimable when hidden. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Ugly deeds are most estimable when hidden.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: It is right that what is just should be obeyed. It is necessary that what is strongest should be obeyed. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

It is right that what is just should be obeyed. It is necessary that what is strongest should be obeyed.

--Blaise Pascal

quote by Blaise Pascal: The property of power is to protect. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

The property of power is to protect.

--Blaise Pascal

quote by Blaise Pascal: The Jesuits have tried to combine God and the world, and have only earned the contempt of God and the world. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

The Jesuits have tried to combine God and the world, and have only earned the contempt of God and the world.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: Truth on this side of the Pyrenees, error on the other. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Truth on this side of the Pyrenees, error on the other.

--Blaise Pascal


quote by Blaise Pascal: Two similar faces, neither of which alone causes laughter, use laughter when they are together, by their resemblance. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Two similar faces, neither of which alone causes laughter, use laughter when they are together, by their resemblance.

--Blaise Pascal

quote by Blaise Pascal: How vain painting is, exciting admiration by its resemblance to things of which we do not admire the originals. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

How vain painting is, exciting admiration by its resemblance to things of which we do not admire the originals.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: 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. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

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.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: When we read too fast or too slowly, we understand nothing. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

When we read too fast or too slowly, we understand nothing.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: Christianity is strange. It bids man recognise that he is vile, even abominable, and bids him desire to be like God. Without such a counterpoise, this dignity would make him horribly vain, or this hu… with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Christianity is strange. It bids man recognise that he is vile, even abominable, and bids him desire to be like God. Without such a counterpoise, this dignity would make him horribly vain, or this humiliation would make him terribly abject.

--Blaise Pascal


quote by Blaise Pascal: All things can be deadly to us, even the things made to serve us; as in nature walls can kill us, and stairs can kill us, if we do not walk circumspectly. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

All things can be deadly to us, even the things made to serve us; as in nature walls can kill us, and stairs can kill us, if we do not walk circumspectly.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: When everyone is moving towards depravity, no one seems to be moving, but if someone stops he shows up the others who are rushing on, by acting as a fixed point. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

When everyone is moving towards depravity, no one seems to be moving, but if someone stops he shows up the others who are rushing on, by acting as a fixed point.

--Blaise Pascal

quote by Blaise Pascal: Discourses on humility are a source of pride in the vain and of humility in the humble. So those on scepticism cause believers to affirm. Few men speak humbly of humility, chastely of chastity, few d… with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Discourses on humility are a source of pride in the vain and of humility in the humble. So those on scepticism cause believers to affirm. Few men speak humbly of humility, chastely of chastity, few doubtingly of scepticism.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: Look somewhere else for someone who can follow you in your researches about numbers. For my part, I confess that they are far beyond me, and I am competent only to admire them. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Look somewhere else for someone who can follow you in your researches about numbers. For my part, I confess that they are far beyond me, and I am competent only to admire them.

--Blaise Pascal

quote by Blaise Pascal: Faith is a sounder guide than reason. Reason can only go so far, but faith has no limits. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Faith is a sounder guide than reason. Reason can only go so far, but faith has no limits.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: The art of subversion, of revolution, is to dislodge established customs by probing down to their origins in order to show how they lack authority and justice. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

The art of subversion, of revolution, is to dislodge established customs by probing down to their origins in order to show how they lack authority and justice.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: Amusement allures and deceives us and leads us down imperceptibly in thoughtlessness to the grave. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

Amusement allures and deceives us and leads us down imperceptibly in thoughtlessness to the grave.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: The gist is that good and evil are foreordained. What is foreordained comes necessarily to be after a prior act of divine volition...Rather, everything small and large is written and comes to be in a… with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

The gist is that good and evil are foreordained. What is foreordained comes necessarily to be after a prior act of divine volition...Rather, everything small and large is written and comes to be in a known and expected measure.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Blaise Pascal: If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.

--Blaise Pascal

quote by Blaise Pascal: We feel neither extreme heat nor extreme cold; qualities that are in excess are so much at variance with our feelings that they are impalpable: we do not feel them, though we suffer from their effect… with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

We feel neither extreme heat nor extreme cold; qualities that are in excess are so much at variance with our feelings that they are impalpable: we do not feel them, though we suffer from their effects.

--Blaise Pascal

We wish you a perfect day!