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Blaise Pascal Quotes


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No man ever believes with a true and saving faith unless God inclines his heart; and no man when God does incline his heart can refrain from believing.

    Topics: Believing

All great amusements are dangerous to the Christian life; but among all those which the world has invented there is none more to be feared than the theatre.

    Topics: Carnality
    Source: Pensees,1660.

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.

    Topics: Change, Grief, Healing

All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.

    Topics: Character, Surrender

Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.

    Topics: Character

Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.

    Topics: Character

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.

    Topics: Christians

If a soldier or labourer complains of the hardship of his lot, set him to do nothing.

    Topics: Contentment

Men often take their imagination for their heart; and they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted.

    Topics: Conversion, The Heart, Men

Cold words freeze people, and hot words scorch them, and bitter words make them bitter, and wrathful words make them wrathful.

    Topics: Criticism

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?

    Topics: Death, Morality, Quarreling

Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.

    Topics: Death, Rest

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