Blaise Pascal

1623 - 1662

A Quote by Blaise Pascal on truth

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Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.

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

We are usually convinced more easily by reasons we have found ourselves than by those which have occurred to others.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on belief, doubt, and horses

To deny, to believe, and to doubt well are to a man as the race is to a horse.

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 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 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.

Contributed by: Zaady

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