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Blaise Pascal Quotes


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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.

    Topics: Reasoning, Nature

Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.

    Topics: Reasoning

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.

    Topics: Reasoning, Time

People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come in to the mind of others.

    Topics: Reasoning

Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master; for in disobeying the one we are unfortunate, and in disobeying the other we are fools.

    Topics: Reasoning, Foolishness

The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men.

    Topics: Reasoning

The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.

    Topics: Reasoning, The Heart

The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason.

    Topics: Reasoning

Through space the universe encompasses and swallows me up like an atom; through thought I comprehend the world.

    Topics: Reasoning

We only consult the ear because the heart is wanting.

    Topics: Reasoning, The Heart

We view things not only from different sides, but with different eyes; we have no wish to find them alike.

    Topics: Reasoning

Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.

    Topics: Reasoning

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