Blaise Pascal

1623 - 1662

A Quote by Blaise Pascal

Our notion of symmetry is derived form the human face. Hence, we demand symmetry horizontally and in breadth only, not vertically nor in depth.

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 dignity, government, thought, universe, and world

It is not from space that I must seek my dignity, but from the government of my thought. I shall have no more if I possess worlds. By space the universe encompasses and swallows me up like an atom; by thought I comprehend the world.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on thought and universe

Through space the universe grasps me and swallows me up like a speck; through thought I grasp it.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on change and time

Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on philosophy and ridicule

To ridicule philosophy is really to philosophize.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on concern, desires, good, love, mathematics, needs, and soldiers

Man is full of desires: he loves only those who can satisfy them all. "This man is a good mathematician," someone will say. But I have no concern for mathematics; he would take me for a proposition. "That one is a good soldier." He would take me for a besieged town. I need, that is to say, a decent man who can accommodate himself to all my desires in a general sort of way.

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 religion and trouble

Religion is so great a thing that it is right that those who will not take the trouble to seek it if it be obscure, should be deprived of it.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal

Self is hateful.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal

We run carelessly to the precipice, after we have put something before us to prevent us from seeing it.

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 men and quiet

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All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit quiet in a room alone.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

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