Blaise Pascal

1623 - 1662

A Quote by Blaise Pascal on action, desires, force, and responsibility

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

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on death

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We shall die alone.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on beauty, nature, and quality

Beauty is a harmonious relation between something in our nature and the quality of the object which delights us.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on certainty, time, and worry

We do not worry about being respected in towns through which we pass. But if we are going to remain in one for a certain time, we do worry. How long does this time have to be?

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 on beginning, belief, christ, divinity, god, grace, mind, and peace

If we let ourselves believe that man began with divine grace, that he forfeited this by sin, and that he can be redeemed only by divine grace through the crucified Christ then we shall find a peace of mind never granted to philosophers. He who cannot believe is cursed, for he reveals by his unbelief that God has not chosen to give him grace.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on play and tennis

Let no one say that I have said nothing new . . . the arrangement of the subject is new. When we play tennis, we both play with the same ball, but one of us places it better.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on meaning and words

Words differently arranged have a different meaning and meanings differently arranged have a different effect.

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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