Blaise Pascal

1623 - 1662

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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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on time

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I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter. Je n'ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n'ai pa eu le loisir de la faire plus courte.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Lettres Provinciales (1657), XVI

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