Thou wouldst not have sought me hadst thou not already found me.
Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)
Source: Blaise Pascal
Contributed by: Devi
The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter.
Source: Pensées, The Provincial Letters, provincial letter 16, p. 571 (1941).
Contributed by: Zaady
Everything that is written merely to please the author is worthless.
Source: W. H. Auden and L. Kronenberger (eds.) The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.
Continuous eloquence wearies.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Source: Pensées. 1670.
Little things console us because little things afflict us.
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.
The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.
There is a God-shaped vacuum in every heart.
We are so presumptuous that we should like to be known all over the world, even by people who will only come when we are no more. Such is our vanity that the good opinion of half a dozen of the people around us gives us pleasure and satisfaction.
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