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Blaise Pascal Quotes

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Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness... and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him.

    Topics: Life

We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end.

    Topics: Life

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

    Topics: Life, The Future

We do not content ourselves with the life we have in ourselves; we desire to live an imaginary life in the minds of others, and for this purpose we endeavor to shine.

    Topics: Life

Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.

    Topics: Love

Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.

    Topics: Love

The knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him.

    Topics: Love, God, Knowledge

We conceal it from ourselves in vain - we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man cannot possibly live for a moment without it.

    Topics: Love

We never love a person, but only qualities.

    Topics: Love

When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.

    Topics: Love

Human things must be known to be loved; but Divine things must be loved to be known.

    Topics: Love

Lust and force are the source of all our actions; lust causes voluntary actions, force involuntary ones.

    Topics: Lust

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