Blaise Pascal

1623 - 1662

A Quote by Blaise Pascal

Thou wouldst not have sought me hadst thou not already found me.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on work

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The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on god and heart

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There is a God-shaped vacuum in every heart.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on leisure and present

The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées, The Provincial Letters, provincial letter 16, p. 571 (1941).

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on authors

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Everything that is written merely to please the author is worthless.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: W. H. Auden and L. Kronenberger (eds.) The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal

Continuous eloquence wearies.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on nature

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The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal

Little things console us because little things afflict us.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on god and possibility

Let us wager the gain and the loss is wagering that God is. Let us consider the two possibilities. If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Hesitate not, then, to wager that He is.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on boasts, books, effort, faith, men, reading, and truth

[Unbelievers] think they have made great efforts to get at the truth when they have spent a few hours in reading some book out of Holy Scripture, and have questioned some cleric about the truths of the faith. After that, they boast that they have searched in books and among men in vain.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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