You're here:


Blaise Pascal Quotes


Page 4 of 13



    Blaise Pascal on:    

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.

    Topics: God, The Heart

It is the heart which experiences God, not the reason.

    Topics: God, Reasoning, The Heart

All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room.

    Topics: Good and Evil

Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.

    Topics: Good and Evil

Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.

    Topics: Good and Evil

Man's true nature being lost, everything becomes his nature; as, his true good being lost, everything becomes his good.

    Topics: Good and Evil

St. Augustine teaches us that there is in each man a Serpent, an Eve, and an Adam. Our senses and natural propensities are the Serpent; the excitable desire is the Eve; and reason is the Adam. Our nature tempts us perpetually; criminal desire is often excited; but sin is not completed till reason consents.

    Topics: Good and Evil

Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature.

    Topics: Habits

In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious.

    Topics: Habits, The Future

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.

    Topics: Habits

The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.

    Topics: Habits

Truly it is an evil to be full of faults; but it is a still greater evil to be full of them and to be unwilling to recognize them, since that is to add the further fault of a voluntary illusion.

    Topics: Habits

Page:   1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | .....

Like This Page?



© 1999-2016, oChristian.com. All rights reserved.