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Blaise Pascal Quotes

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Let it not be said that I have said nothing new. The arrangement of the material is new.

    Topics: Philosophy

The serene, silent beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence in the world, next to the might of God.

    Topics: Piety

Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them.

    Topics: Praise, Reading

If man made himself the first object of study, he would see how incapable he is of going further. How can a part know the whole?

    Topics: Pride

The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.

    Topics: Pride

Vanity is but the surface.

    Topics: Pride

Knowing God without knowing our own wretchedness makes for pride. Knowing our own wretchedness without knowing God makes for despair. Knowing Jesus Christ strikes the balance because He shows us both God and our own wretchedness.

    Topics: Pride

The world is ruled by force, not by opinion; but opinion uses force.

    Topics: Reasoning

A trifle consoles us, for a trifle distresses us.

    Topics: Reasoning, Stress

Chance gives rise to thoughts, and chance removes them; no art can keep or acquire them.

    Topics: Reasoning

I can well conceive a man without hands, feet, head. But I cannot conceive man without thought; he would be a stone or a brute.

    Topics: Reasoning

If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future.

    Topics: Reasoning, The Future

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